New Passages at the Book Festival

New Passages, a project conducted in partnership with An Lanntair, Stornoway, and the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, which enabled us to unite Scottish and Indian writers and take them on a round trip from Edinburgh to the Isle of Lewis and Kolkata, India, culminated in a special event at this year’s Book Festival. The four writers – Abir Mukherjee, Nalini …

Little Acts of Rebellion and Love

We held a series of events in Scotland’s Prisons this summer, expanding a programme which in 2017 led an attendee to say the experience made them ‘feel recognised as human beings’. Read on to find out more.

Gathering Glenrothes’ Stories

Writer and TV historian Daniel Gray is leading our ongoing ReimagiNation residency in Glenrothes, which sees him work with local teenagers and adults to distil their tales of life in the town across its seven decades of existence, and what they think the future might hold for Fife’s New Town. Here he shares his thoughts so far. Under Fife, black …

New Passages: Nalini Paul pt 2

Following an initial writing residency on the Isle of Lewis in August 2017 – reflections on which you can read on this site – last month novelist Abir Mukherjee and poet Nalini Paul travelled to Kolkata to work with two India-based writers: poet Sampurna Chattarji and novelist and journalist Sandip Roy. The authors are encouraged to creatively respond to items …

New Passages: Abir Mukherjee pt 2

Following an initial writing residency on the Isle of Lewis in August 2017 – reflections on which you can read on this site – last month novelist Abir Mukherjee and poet Nalini Paul travelled to Kolkata to work with two India-based writers: poet Sampurna Chattarji and novelist and journalist Sandip Roy. The authors are encouraged to creatively respond to items …

New Passages: Sampurna Chattarji

The following piece is the first response from Sampurna Chattarji, a poet, novelist, translator and children’s author of fourteen published titles. She is currently the Poetry Editor of The Indian Quarterly. In my most recent poetry book, Space Gulliver: Chronicles of an Alien (HarperCollins, 2015), I wrote about my protagonist’s ‘disinclination to pore over beautiful things/ in an overheated building …

New Passages: Sandip Roy

Following an initial writing residency on the Isle of Lewis in August 2017 – reflections on which you can read on this site – last month novelist Abir Mukherjee and poet Nalini Paul travelled to Kolkata to work with two India-based writers: poet Sampurna Chattarji and novelist and journalist Sandip Roy. The authors are encouraged to creatively respond to items …

Is this your Glenrothes?

We’ve been asking past and present residents of Glenrothes to share their feelings on the town and their lives in it, as well as their hopes and fears for the future, as we prepare to head to Fife for the next leg of our ReimagiNation tour of Scotland’s New Towns. Read on below for a selection of their responses so …