Day: June 25, 2016

Speaking of YA communities…

We’re really looking forward to hosting our own Twitter chat on YA communities, so we thought we’d give you a rundown of some excellent gatherings both virtual and in person, for the YA fans out there. Virtual. #feminisminya As @helloiammariam, host of #feminisminya, will be chairing our event, it seems a great place to start. […]

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A guide to our Debut Showcase.

We’ve been particularly excited about our debut showcase, bringing three great new books and authors to your attention. Here’s a little more on the books we’ve chosen. The Other Mrs Walker – Mary Paulson-Ellis (Mantle) When? 2-2.20pm, Sunday 26th June, Twitter, @mspaulsonellis. An old lady dies alone and unheeded in a cold Edinburgh flat, on […]

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What is the Electric Bookshop?

Well, let us tell you. We’ll be handing #scotlitfest over to the Electric Bookshop for an hour on Sunday June 26th for an exploration of the world of books and reading. What do they do? Their events explore diverse and cutting-edge technologies, the latest ideas and debates, conductive ink, paper technology, storytelling and educational apps, […]

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How to Survive as a Writer: Mountains and Icebergs

Earlier this year, we caught Alex Nye chatting to high school students about being an author at Yay!YA+, and with our events for writers and on lit mags, we thought it would be great to hear from her on some ins and outs of being a writer. How do you survive as a writer? With […]

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Long Live Libraries: Some Reading

Ahead of our event Long Live Libraries with Val McDermid and Orkney Library’s Stewart Bain, we wanted to give you some reading to be prepared (it’s not like homework, honestly). Between people speaking out about their love of libraries, to discussions on the possibilities and roles of them, to hard statistics, we’ve got you covered. […]

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Looking for podcasts? Look no further.

While we’re looking forward to sharing our podcast with Vic Galloway and James Yorkston later today, we thought we’d give you some extra recommendations for after the Scot Lit Fest weekend to brighten up your work, walk or wherever you choose to listen. Book Talk Though the Scottish Book Trust has stopped Book Talk, they’re […]

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