Looking back on an action-packed week of activities in North Edinburgh and Musselburgh for our Citizen Winter Warmer
We’re delighted to welcome Ryan Van Winkle as our new Citizen Schools Writer in Residence. Find out more about Ryan and the projects he has planned for the coming year.
Get ready for our Citizen Winter Warmer, which is taking place on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 November hosted by The Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, and North Edinburgh Arts, Muirhouse. Read on for further details and to book your tickets.
In this guest blog, Josephine Jay, who has been interning with the Book Festival for the last six months, reflects on her experiences.
Find out more about our engagement with prisons across Scotland during the Book Festival this August
With the 2021 Festival now behind us, we look back on our most recent Citizen events. Read on to find out how you can catch up on anything you missed this August!
As the Book Festival moves to its new location at Edinburgh College of Art, we wanted to find out more about the area from local people who live, work and have grown up in the Tollcross area. Listen to their reflections, memories and connections to the area.
We are working to ensure several of the books in this year’s August Festival Programme are available on the Calibre Audio platform. Read on to find out more about Calibre Audio.
Take a look at the Citizen events that are coming up in the August Book Festival programme, and find how we are taking the joy of the Festival to those who can’t join us in person.
Several community writing groups have been creating inspiring group poems as part of the R-Words project.
We reflect on our five online Citizen sessions with Saheliya, an organisation which supports and promotes the positive mental health and well-being of Black, minority ethnic, asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women and girls (12+) in Edinburgh, Glasgow and other parts of Scotland.
Explore the Zine created by young people at Spartans Alternative School, which uses original photographs and writing to show us a snapshot of their world.
This week we’re celebrating the first of our in-person Story Nation activities at Sick Kids, with interactive storytelling sessions led by Andy Cannon
The next batch of sessions of The Citizen Collective is just around the corner. If you’re Edinburgh-based, aged 16-18 and love creative writing, join us!
Lucy uses this guest blog to reflect on her experience of being part of The Citizen Collective. This community of creative writers have only ever met online: what this might mean for life beyond the Zoom Room?
World Book Night is on Friday 23 April, with #ReadingHour taking place between 7-8pm. Find out how we’re celebrating this year and how you can get involved.
Explore our map and listen to audio recordings of creative writing by local Musselburgh residents, inspired by the town’s sights and sounds.
In this guest blog, Hollie from The Citizen Collective shares her view of what it’s like to be a teenager living through a pandemic
The Book Festival is moving to a new site, but accessibility remains a key priority for the Festival in 2021 and in the future.