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#ScotLitFest: Five spoken word nights you have to go to.

For this year’s festival, we’re trying a little something different and hosting an evening of spoken word tomfoolery at Summerhall with #ScotLitFest LIVE. While we’re hosting the event for one night only, there’s a bunch of spectacular folks who host nights like this on the regular and we want to show you some of our […]

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#ScotLitFest: Literary birthdays in 2017.

2017 marks a number of birthdays: detectives doing the rounds for decades, publishers hitting landmark ages, Edinburgh’s festivals continuing to outlive most of us… Here’s a few to celebrate. John Rebus turns 30! Ian Rankin and his publisher took over his detective’s own hometown of Edinburgh for a weekend in celebration of the iconic detective […]

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#ScotLitFest: Saltire Society Award Winners in the 2017 line-up.

#ScotLitFest, Scotland’s virtual book festival, is brought to you by the Saltire Society. Each year, we try to feature a contingent of authors who have received accolades through the Saltire Society Literary Awards, which have been described as “the premiere prize for writing by Scots or about Scotland”, annually awarding authors across numerous categories. Here […]

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#ScotLitFest: Edinburgh Fringe for Booky Folks

The Fringe is just around the corner and we’ve had a look around for a mix of events for fans of books and the spoken word scene. There’s no sleep in August, so let us help you with filling up your schedule. Loud Poets | Aug 4-13, 15-20, 22-28 This is fist-thumping, pint-drinking, side-tickling, heart-wrenching poetry. […]

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#ScotLitFest: Five ways to satisfy your Trainspotting cravings.

The chance to revisit Trainspotting twenty years on thanks to T2 has been brill, so we’ve put together a few ways to keep the party going. You are welcome. 1. Trainspotting Live. “Seventy-five of the most intense, funny, and moving minutes of theatre I have ever experienced.” “Unapologetic, brutal, a masterpiece…” Trainspotting Live is a […]

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Five debuts in Scot Lit Fest 2017.

We thought we’d introduce you to some of the debut novelists and authors that we’ve got joining us for Scot Lit Fest 2017 on top of our debut showcase. So many great books from new authors to dive into, so here’s a few for starters: Kaite Welsh – The Wages of Sin Sarah Gilchrist has […]

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