New Passages: From Edinburgh to Kolkata

Last August we launched New Passages, a special year-long project commemorating the 70th anniversary both of Indian independence and partition and of Edinburgh becoming a Festival City, in partnership with An Lanntair’s festival of South Asian arts and culture in Stornoway, Purvai. As the next stage in this project, and in collaboration with the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, the Book …

Unlocking Literature in Scotland’s Prisons

A highlight of the year-round Booked! programme, our work in Scotland’s prisons has been stimulating and rewarding for offenders, authors and staff alike. Here, Projects Manager Casi Dylan considers its progress so far, and its future development. Ryan Gattis – tall, tattooed, in jeans, cardigan and tie – stands in front of an audience at HMP Greenock and begins his …