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Litro in Edinburgh: Blackwell’s Writers at the Fringe

Meg Bateman

There are literary events all year round in Edinburgh so when festival season arrives, choices shoot through the roof. That being said, it’s important to know what’s worth seeing and what’s best to avoid. I’m happy to say that Blackwell’s Writers at the Fringe is a lovely showcase for Scottish performers to give a taste of their work both new and unpublished.

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Litro in Edinburgh

It’s been a great few years for the UK: we’ve just hosted the Olympics successfully; saw Andy Murray win Wimbledon; our TV shows have taken over US airwaves, with shows like Idris Elba’s Luther; and we actually had a heat wave this summer after an admittedly long winter—in short, there’s a really good vibe going around the UK, and we want to keep it going with our coverage of what looks to be another fantastic Edinburgh Festival season. Read more →

When Books Become Sculpture and Imagination Takes the Reins

I'm trying not to press my nose against the glass like a child outside a sweet shop, but it's hard because I feel a bit hungry around the eyes. I make my way round the ten paper sculptures sitting quietly on an upper-floor of the Scottish Poetry Library. There’s a simpering tide of superlatives attempting to break free from my biro. Having been to many unsatisfactory exhibitions in my time – rows of hanging windbreaks and unintelligible conceptual scrawlings and anything Jeff Koons has ever vomited out – I know what a rare thing this is. And best of all, the sculptures are made out of books. Read more →

Warming the Literary Hearts of ‘Auld Reekie’ at The West Port Book Festival

When people hear the word 'festival' there are many images that may spring to mind: fields of swaying glowsticks shining brightly à la Glastonbury; beer, saurkraut and wurstl flowing freely at Oktoberfest; or throngs of costumed theatrical types and aspiring comedians flocking to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, to name just a few. Read more →