StoryShop Takes over Charlotte Square Gardens for Unbound Finale

27 August 2016

Story Shop takes over Charlotte Square Gardens

for Unbound finale

Edinburgh City of Literature Trust is taking over Charlotte Square Gardens for the final night of Edinburgh International Book Festival’s Unbound programme.

This August, the Trust is celebrating 10 years of emerging writers performing at the Edinburgh International Book Festival as part of Story Shop. Starting from 6.30pm, 10 writers from the last 10 years will perform in the gardens in four pop-up storytelling areas. Members of the public can roam about the gardens and hear stories as two authors perform every fifteen minutes until 9.15pm, coming to an end before the 2016 Virgin Money Fireworks Concert.

The Edinburgh authors performing over the course of the evening are Angela Jackson, Ron Butlin, Gavin Inglis, Mary Paulson-Ellis, Pippa Goldschmidt, Ian Murphy, Helen Jackson, Martin MacInnes, Catherine Simpson and Ross McCleary.

As part of the celebrations, seven authors from six international Cities of Literature will take part in the evening’s festivities. Edinburgh authors will be joined by Goran Vojnović from Ljubljana, Dunedin authors Neville Peat and Iona Winter, Lyubko Deresh from Lviv, Andrew Graves from Nottingham, Sjon from Reykjavík and Megan Bradbury from Norwich.

Eleanor Pender, Communications Executive at Edinburgh City of Literature Trust said, “It has been a fantastic August celebrating 10 Years of Story Shop and marking over 150 performances since 2007.

“We are delighted to welcome back 10 Story Shop writers from over the last 10 years and honoured to welcome authors from our sister Cities of Literature, Ljubljana, Dunedin, Lviv, Nottingham, Reykjavík and Norwich joining us especially for this event. It will be an evening full of stories, a night of pop-up storytelling at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the perfect way to end this celebratory year of Story Shop.”

Story Shop takes place every day at 3pm in the Edinburgh International Book Festival Spiegeltent. Full listings of writers set to perform can be found on www.cityofliterature.com.

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For further information, please contact:

Eleanor Pender, Communications Executive, City of Literature Trust

eleanor@cityofliterature.com | 0131 557 9850 or 07966 847580

                                                    

Notes to Editors

The running order for the Unbound event on Monday 29 August is as follows:

TIME

AUTHOR

TIME

AUTHOR

6.30pm

Angela Jackson

6.30pm

Ron Butlin

6.45pm

Gavin Inglis

6.45pm

Neville Peat (Dunedin)

7.00pm

Mary Paulson-Ellis

7.00pm

Sjon (Reykjavík)

7.15pm

Goran Vojnović (Ljubljana)

7.15pm

Pippa Goldschmidt

7.30pm

Ian Murphy

7.30pm

Neville Peat (Dunedin)

7.45pm

Iona Winter (Dunedin)

7.45pm

Helen Jackson

8.00pm

Andrew Graves (Nottingham)

8.00pm

Lyubko Deresh (Lviv)

8.15pm

Megan Bradbury (Norwich)

8.15pm

Martin MacInnes

8.30pm

Goran Vojnović  (Ljubljana)

8.30pm

Sjon (Reykjavík)

8.45pm

Megan Bradbury (Norwich)

8.45pm

Catherine Simpson

9.00pm

Ross McCleary

9.00pm

Lyubko Deresh (Lviv)

9.15pm

Iona Winter (Dunedin)

9.15pm

Andrew Graves (Nottingham)

City of Literature Trust

The Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust is the development agency for Edinburgh as a UNESCO City of Literature. It works to bring literature to the streets of Edinburgh, involving people in the city’s literary life, bringing organisations to work together collaboratively for greater impact, and sharing Edinburgh’s literary story with the world.

In 2004 Edinburgh was designated the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, a permanent title celebrating Edinburgh's status as a literary capital and pioneer in the UNESCO creative cities network, which now has 116 member cities in seven creative artforms. The concept of a City of Literature was devised in Edinburgh by the Trust’s founding members.

cityofliterature.com      @EdinCityofLit

Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival receives funding from Creative Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council and this year welcomes over 800 participants from 55 different countries to Charlotte Square Gardens and runs from Saturday 13 to Monday 29 August 2016.   Entrance to the Gardens is free.  Full details of the programme can be found online.

edbookfest.co.uk         @edbookfest

 

Story Shop

Story Shop is an emerging writers’ programme run by Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust in partnership with the Edinburgh International Book Festival, showcasing talented new writers from Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature.

Starting in 2007, Story Shop introduced live storytelling from celebrated Edinburgh authors to audiences in the Edinburgh International Book Festival Bookshop initially featuring published authors including Lin Anderson, Gavin Inglis and former Edinburgh Makar, Ron Butlin. Story Shop graduated to the Book Festival’s Spiegeltent in 2009 and applications opened up to new and emerging writers living or working in Edinburgh. The opportunity to read new work at the largest celebration of the written word became one of the most sought after writing opportunities in the literary calendar and a regular storytelling fix in Book Festival afternoons.

#StoryShop

Creative Scotland

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.  It enables people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life.  Creative Scotland distributes funding provided by the Scottish Government and the National Lottery.

creativescotland.com               @creativescots

 

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