Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award 2016

And the good news is that over half of them are based in Edinburgh! Six Edinburgh-based writers have come one step closer to having their work published, after being named today as the recipients of a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award 2016. Greg Whelan, Louise Peterkin, P.M. Freestone, Rachel Plummer, Robert McGinty and Sarah Urwin Jones are six More...

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By John Hislop On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
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Maxine’s Story – A Novella by Peter Ritchie

Former Lothian and Borders Police detective Peter Ritchie has produced another story of crime and its consequences during two days in the life of a sex worker in Edinburgh. Maxie Welsh works the streets of Leith More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 14th, 2015
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Two Edinburgh teenagers selected for national writing project

Mikaela Carmichael who is 16, and Anni Cameron aged 17 have been chosen along with eight others to work on the national What’s Your Story project. This will mean that the two poets will draft up the programme More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 26th, 2015
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Book Week Scotland takes to the trams this Friday

Passengers on Edinburgh Trams are in for a literary treat tomorrow lunchtime 27 November when two acclaimed authors jump on board for a special reading. Cathy Renztenbrink (The Last Act of Love) and Douglas More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, November 23rd, 2015
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Craigmillar named among first Reading Communities

Edinburgh”s Craigmillar area was named as one of Scotland’s first ever Reading Communities earlier today. The new initiative, which was announced by Cabinet Secretary Fiona Hyslop at Craigmillar Library, More...

By Julie Stirling On Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
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Children’s Minister launches Play this Way

Scottish Children’s Minister launches new book to promote play Children’s Minister, Aileen Campbell MSP, launched the book ‘Play this Way’ earlier today at The Scottish Storytelling Centre, in order More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
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Book Week Scotland: Bookbug’s Primary One Family Bag

‘Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks’ (Dr Seuss) Many of us don’t need much encouragement to follow the good doctor’s orders, but not every child More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, November 13th, 2015
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What’s on in Edinburgh – Robert Louis Stevenson Day

Today a multitude of events will take place across Edinburgh to celebrate the birthday in 1850 of Scottish adventure novelist Robert Louis Stevenson. These events are organised by EdinburghCity of Literature More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, November 1st, 2015
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What’s on – Craigmillar Book Festival

Sylvia Gorman is the librarian at Castlebrae Community High School but she is also Secretary of the Craigmillar Literacy Trust who organise Craigmillar Book Festival. We spoke to her about the festival which is More...

By Keira Brown On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
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Books – James Dashner at Assembly Roxy

James Dashner and Luke Franks James Dashner, author of the well-loved Scorch Trials excited more than just the teenagers in Edinburgh’s Assembly Roxy last Friday.  Celebrating the release of The Scorch Trials More...