LitLong Edinburgh: Making paths through a literary city (Being Human Festival)

Start date and time

Saturday 18 November 2017


The Project Room 50 George Square Edinburgh, Midlothian EH8 9LH United Kingdom

November 18, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Free ticketed event at the Being Human Festival

'LitLong Edinburgh is a unique way of putting the city’s literary history on the map. Working with huge collections of digitised books and with selected publishers, a dataset has been created of around 50,000 excerpts from stories, novels, memoirs, and travel writing which make Edinburgh their setting. But a map is a still thing – cities are places of movement. In this boots-on event, come along to meet writers, artists and critics who together will trace out some of the many dimensions of literary path-making – from trailblazing to orienteering, and from charging ahead to meandering along.'