Edinburgh Literary Events (On Hold)

by Rebecca Raeburn
Communications, Edinburgh
City of Literature Trust

08 April 2020

During lockdown, we created an online calendar to make sure people were kept in the loop on what was coming out of literary Edinburgh.

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

It focused on activities being created and hosted by Edinburgh’s literary community, and we included key updates from the literary community at large to keep you up-to-date on what was happening.

As the nature of events are set to change in the near future with parts of the city re-opening, we will come back to this page and ensure we best support the literary city during this time.

The Literary Loop

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

As part of this we also created:

- Edinburgh Spotlight: we regularly showcased 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.