The motto of Edinburgh, as you might still see it, I think, carved over the old castle gate, is "Sic Itur ad Astra" - "This way to the stars."

G K Chesterton


Below are the literary events that take place at venues all across our City of Literature - from storytelling and poetry to readings, exhibitions and competitions.

This page is only an overview of the next 7 days and a few upcoming highlights. You can check out all 62 upcoming events or use the box to the right to narrow your search.


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Wha's like us?

Starts: 18.12.2013

This exhibition presents a selection of outstanding achievements by Scots and Scotland - inlcuding a rare first…


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Michael Malones: The Guillotine Choice

Starts: 17.04.2014
Michael Malone is launching his new novel…

My Life in Poetry: Crispin Bonham-Carter

Starts: 17.04.2014
Fan the flames of your poetic…

Fife Writers cafe

Starts: 17.04.2014
You are cordially invited to the free…

Inspired? Get writing! Award/Readings

Starts: 17.04.2014
Come and hear the winning entries, from…

Benny Lewis: Fluent in 3 Months

Starts: 17.04.2014
Come meet language hacker Benny Lewis and…

Rally & Broad: You Probably Think...

Starts: 18.04.2014
A mixture of words and music…

The School of Poets

Starts: 18.04.2014
Founded in 1981 by Tessa Ransford, The…

The Comedy of Errors

Starts: 18.04.2014
Propeller Shakespeare Company: Edward Hall's all-male company…

Golden Hare Literary Salon

Starts: 18.04.2014
The April salon is a celebration of…

Titian's Marvellous Myths

Starts: 19.04.2014
Join Storyteller and musician Marion Kenny and…

John Calder: A Life with Books

Starts: 19.04.2014
During his active career John Calder published…

A Year of Haiku and Calligraphy: Spring

Starts: 23.04.2014
Artist Campbell Campbell Sandilands and writer…

Joan Rowe: Duty

Starts: 23.04.2014
Joan Rowe talks about her latest book…

WBN - Richard Wiseman: 59 Seconds

Starts: 23.04.2014
The Central Library celebrates World Book…

Scotland Connected

Starts: 23.04.2014
Anna Groundwater, author of Scotland…

World Book Night Quiz

Starts: 23.04.2014
A quiz night to celebrate reading for…

Marsali Taylor: Death on a Longship

Starts: 23.04.2014
Part of the World Book Night celebrations.…

World Book Night

Starts: 23.04.2014
Join us to celebrate World Book Night…

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