About Us

by Ali Bowden
Director, Edinburgh
City of Literature Trust

25 July 2019

The City of Literature Trust is an independent company and charity based in Edinburgh and we run reading and writing projects.

We believe that literature in its broadest sense enriches the soul and brings joy, and that it is a true way to understand and celebrate ourselves, our city and our nation.

We are the founding city in an international network of UNESCO Cities of Literature. We run campaigns and projects to transform our literary city; we create networks and spaces to connect people.

We do this so that everyone everywhere has opportunities for literature to be part of their lives, creating learning, wonder and joy. We generate creative and economic benefit for our city, and profile Edinburgh internationally as a leading literary city.