Tag: Edinburgh

Flagstone unveiled commemorating Scotland’s first published woman

As part of history festival Previously… this past weekend, Professor Germaine Greer unveiled a flagstone in Edinburgh commemorating the life and work of Elizabeth Melville, Lady Culross, the first woman to be published in Scotland. The memorial is inscribed with suitably recalcitrant lines from Melville’s Ane Godlie Dream, her groundbreaking debut work, a narrative poem first printed in 1603: ‘Though tyrants threat, though Lyons rage and rore / Defy them all, and feare not to win out.’ The flagstone lies, appropriately, in the city’s Makars’ Court in the Lawnmarket (‘makar’ being a Scots word meaning poet). Greer previously included Melville in her Kissing the Rod: An Anthology of 17th-Century Women’s Verse.

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Edinburgh Book Festival 2014: Murakami, Amis, George R. R. Martin

Yes, that Murakami. The programme for this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival was unveiled yesterday, and while the presence of noted hat-wearing wolf-lover George R. R. Martin grabbed the spotlight in the mainstream press, the real coup is in the festival’s attainment of an elusive giant of world literature: Haruki Murakami.

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BookMachine Edinburgh – 17th August [EVENT]

BookMachine Edinburgh

Friday, August 17, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Carter’s Bar, 185 Morrison Street, EH3 8DZ, Edinburgh

 

BookMachine is a regular drinks social for publishing folks and book lovers. This month we’re hosting a publishing meet-up to coincide with the Book Festival over in Charlotte Square.

Amble along to the fine establishment that is Carter’s Bar on Morrison Street, from 6pm on 17th August and join us for drinks, chat and other such things.

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