What though on hamely fare we dine, Wear hoddin grey an' a' that? Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine, A man's a man for a' that.

Robert Burns

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 56 upcoming events or use the box to the right to narrow your search.

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Language and the Land

Starts: 02.08.2014

Explore the Scottish Parliament building and language and writing in, on and associated with the Parliament and…

Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe

Starts: 14.08.2014

Now in its seventh year, Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe brings you once again the best…

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Pedantic Prose Pros

Starts: 31.07.2014
The Edinburgh Creative Writer's Club's second weekly…


Starts: 31.07.2014
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the…

The Pure, the Dead and the Brilliant

Starts: 31.07.2014
What would happen if the bogles, banshees,…

Liz Lochhead

Starts: 31.07.2014
Somethings Old, Somethings New A…

Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe

Starts: 31.07.2014
Now in its seventh year, Blackwell's Writers…

The Man Who Planted Trees

Starts: 01.08.2014

NLS Display: Edinburgh Jews

Starts: 01.08.2014
This free exhibition reveals for the…

Brave and Free: Scottish Tales

Starts: 01.08.2014

Ryan Van Winkle & Dan Gorman: ViewMaster

Starts: 01.08.2014
A personal slideshow for your eyes…

Tricolour: NLS Poetry Night

Starts: 04.08.2014
The spoken word and performance poetry scene…

ALOUD: Inky Fingers Minifest

Starts: 04.08.2014
ALOUD – a weeklong minfest of spoken…

Saltire Speakeasy

Starts: 04.08.2014
The Saltire Society hosts its first…

Blackwell's Book Quiz

Starts: 04.08.2014
Do you know your Waugh from your…

Edinburgh Genre Group

Starts: 04.08.2014
Fortnightly meeting for genre writers looking…

Myths and legends Zoolab workshop

Starts: 06.08.2014
Zoolab Myths and Legends workshop introduces children…

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