The Conrad Festival and the British Council invite readers to literary Edinburgh. As the first city in the world to hold the title of UNESCO City of Literature, Edinburgh greatly supported Krakow in obtaining its title. The official delegation of the Scottish capital will also renew the partnership agreement between both cities.
The British Council is patronage of this special event.
13:00 – 13:45 Edinburgh inspires writers – From Pavement to Page: Reading Edinburgh
Award-winning novelist and poet James Robertson joins Sarah Morrison, Communications Executive at Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust, to explore the way Edinburgh has inspired generations of world-famous writers, and the way they have captured the city on the page in prose.
14.00-14.45 Edinburgh inspires poetry
Edinburgh’s poet laureate or ‘Makar’ Christine de Luca will read poems about Edinburgh, one about the Polish map of Scotland and by two poets whose work inspired the anonymous paper book sculptures left at the Scottish Poetry Library. A visual element to the event in a slideshow of images from Edinburgh will accompany the poet and her reading.
15.00-16.00 Edinburgh inspires creative industries: The Experience and Contemporary Challenges of the First City of Literature
Nick Barley (Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival the world’s largest public book festival of its kind), James McVeigh (Head of Marketing and Innovation at Festivals Edinburgh) and Marion Sinclair (Chief Executive of Publishing Scotland) will discuss Edinburgh as an international platform for local writers and artists, and local platform for international writers and artists. The experts will also address the issue of sustainable development of the creative city and challenges the city faces in meeting the needs of the literary sector.
International Book Fair in Krakow. Edinburgh inspires Publishers - Edinburgh in books
Caroline Clark and Steph Scott of Canongate Books and Marion Sinclair of Publishing Scotland visit the Krakow Book Fair to showcase the diverse and dynamic literature from Edinburgh.