Stories & Scran

Following a highly successful event in 2020 Stories & Scran returned to the Edinburgh International Book Festival in 2021, providing a platform for the dynamic and thought-provoking work created by our Citizen participants. Citizen Writer in Residence Eleanor Thom, poet Leyla Josephine and local groups discuss and respond creatively to themes such as home, identity and belonging, after working with people from The Alternative School, The Citizen Collective (young writers aged 16-18), Citizen adult writing group, the Saheylia Champions and others. This event, filmed live at the Book Festival, is a celebration of the diverse voices and creative talent of local people from North Edinburgh and Musselburgh. With live readings, stories and short films, Stories & Scran provokes, entertains, and acts as a reminder of the importance of community.    

This event is part of Citizen, our long-term creative programme working in partnership with organisations across Edinburgh and Musselburgh, offering local people a platform to explore identity, connection and place. Find out more about our Communities Programme: ontheroad.edbookfest.co.uk   

This event was filmed live at the 2021 Edinburgh International Book Festival. Authors and participants were on stage, in the venue, and a meal was provided for Citizen participants by our partners Scran Academy.

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