Edinburgh Literary Events

by Rebecca Raeburn
Communications, Edinburgh
City of Literature Trust

08 April 2020

To make sure you have everything you need to keep you in the loop on what’s coming out of literary Edinburgh, and help you get involved, we’ve created an online calendar so you can find the things you like.

Our Edinburgh Literary Events Calendar gives an overview of online events – book readings, live performances, literary festivals, and all sorts of bookish and spoken-word activity.

It focuses on activities being created and hosted by Edinburgh’s literary community, and we’ve included key updates from the literary community at large to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening. The calendar will be updated each week, so be sure to help us colour it with literary activity.

Highlights this week include: The Virtual Edinburgh Literary Salon (26 May); Open Book's Public Shared Reading (27 & 28 May); National Library of Scotland's Online Talk - The Shape of Our Collections (28 May); Makar2Makar with Gerda Stevenson (28 May); and Guid Crack with the Scottish Storytelling Centre (29 May).

Browse here: Edinburgh Literary Events Online Calendar.

Do you have an event you would like listed?

If you'd like your event listed in the calendar and shared on our website and social media sites, please fill out our event form - this will help us keep track of all the brilliant activity taking place across the city.

The Literary Loop

The Edinburgh Literary Events Online Calendar is part of our Literary Loop, a programme of work to keep you connected to Edinburgh’s literary life during Covid-19, and whilst Scotland is in lockdown.

As part of this we have also created:

- Edinburgh Spotlight: we will regularly be showcasing the amazing people and organisations in Edinburgh who make us a UNESCO City of Literature (to come)

- World Literature Wednesdays: interviews and behind-the-scenes online discussions with people from literary cities around the world who are part of our UNESCO City of Literature network (to come)

Further Support

For any enquiries or further information regarding the closure of literary businesses and organisations in the city, to the promotion of online events and activities, and our City of Literature network, please contact edinburgh@cityofliterature.com. You can follow us at @EdinCityofLit on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

In the meantime, Creative Scotland has some useful links for artists, practitioners and organisations – including key funding and financial support information - on their website.

You can also find a list of free online content from the literature, languages and publishing sector on the Literature Alliance Scotland website.

For now, please stay safe and make sure you take the necessary steps to keep others protected during this difficult time.