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Homing in: Edinburgh writers shine in new anthology

November 3, 2014 by


Five Edinburgh residents who wrote short stories about what ‘home’ means to them for a national writing competition have had their submissions chosen to be published in a book.  They beat off competition from over 500 other entries to win a place in a special book entitled Scotland’s Stories of Home. Their submissions will feature […]

Pupils all aboard for writing competition

August 29, 2014 by


An annual creative writing competition with an environmental theme for primary school children has been launched in Edinburgh by local author John Fardell. ‘Scotland’s Seas’ is the theme of this year’s ‘Green Pencil Award’, which is run by The City of Edinburgh Council for P4 – P7 pupils. They are being encouraged to write creatively […]

Community classes starting soon at Craigroyston

August 24, 2014 by


New classes starting at Craigroyston We have some free classes aimed primarily at local people in our community at Craigroyston: Cook your tea Sometimes the hardest thing about cooking is deciding what to make! It is all too easy to run out of ideas for offering something delicious, healthy and within a tight budget. The friendly tutor […]

LIGHTS OUT tonight

August 4, 2014 by


Today is the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and to  mark this we are inviting everyone (from large-scale organisations like Blackpool Illuminations, Tower Bridge and Piccadilly Circus to thousands of people at home) to turn out their lights, leaving on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection. […]

Dearest Scotland …

July 20, 2014 by


Writing initiative  ‘re-imagines the future of Scotland’ Take a pen and a piece of paper and write a letter to the future of Scotland? In this age of high-tech, super-fast digital communications it may seem like a very old-fashioned way to communicate, but a new writing project called Dearest Scotland has sparked a revival in […]

Write to the Unknown Soldier

July 16, 2014 by


Letter To An Unknown Soldier is a new kind of war memorial: one made only of words, and by thousands of people. And there’s still time to put pen to paper … The project, created by Kate Pullinger and Neil Bartlett, is inspired by Charles Jagger’s famous statue in Paddington Station of a soldier reading a letter. Everyone […]

Creativity’s the write approach for therapy centre

June 16, 2014 by


MS Therapy Centre Lothian launches creative writing fundraiser The MS Therapy Centre Lothian today launched its latest fundraiser – a new creative writing service which will benefit its 200 visitors. MS: My Story will be a series of eight weekly creative writing workshops, specifically designed for people with multiple sclerosis to experiment with writing about their […]

Craigroyston community programme courses start next week

April 9, 2013 by


CCHS classes Monica Nall, Community Programme manager at Craigroyston Community High School, has been in touch to remind us that courses start next week – see attached document. The writing group is FREE and fee waivers for the other classes may be considered. For further information call 538 7285.

Top crime writer to visit Muirhouse Library

November 18, 2012 by


Best-selling Scottish crime writer Alex Gray will visit Muirhouse Library on Monday 26 November at 6.30pm. The Glaswegian author, who has nine published crime novels, will be reading from her new paperback  A Pound of Flesh and answering audience questions about her writing and the Lorimer series. The event is free – contact Muirhouse Library on 529 5528 for further […]

Local schoolkids – get writing!

August 30, 2012 by


The annual Green Pencil Award, a creative writing competition for Edinburgh children, was launched yesterday. The theme of this year’s  Award, which is run by The City of Edinburgh Council for children in the P4 –  P7 age range, is ‘Birds & Beasties’, encouraging entrants to write  about wildlife they encounter in their garden, local […]