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- Memet Ali Alabora, Actor & Theatre Director, Author of ‘Mi Minör’
- Jo Clifford, playwright, author of The Gospel According to Jesus, Queen of Heaven
- Philippos Philippou, stage director, author of Forbidden Stories
24th Sept: Alice Turk, Professor of Linguistic Phonetics
(School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences)
Would you like to spend some time reading in beautiful surroundings?
Would you like to reflect on how you read both literary and non-literary writings?
Science fiction authors will present their latest short tales to be published in Scotland in Space this autumn by Shoreline of Infinity. These authors will offer short readings of their stories and discuss the questions these pose on the social implications of Scottish space exploration and offer meaningful pointers to how the country can explore space in an inclusive and non-exploitative manner. The seminar will also include short talks by academics who have written accompanying essays which offer background scientific, social and literary information to the science fictional tales.
Theatre practitioners share their stories of silencing and resistance to discuss the current state of freedom of artistic expression and the threat of censorship in our times.
In conversation with:
Everything changes, nothing changes. In the 200 years since James Hutton walked the streets of Edinburgh, the city has changed beyond all recognition but the underlying landscape has hardly changed at all. A reflection on time, and how the landscape of Edinburgh has influenced how we think about the world.
Matthew C. Wilson - lecture accompanied by objects and video
During Preface: An Excursion to Scientific Ghost-land methods ranging from projection of moving images to intervention in the movement of breath will draw out entanglements of geology, biology, industry, and ideology across historical and stellar temporalities.
In collaboration with the Festival of Creative Learning, we have brought together a panel of industry experts on the topic of illustration in publishing, who wish to share their knowledge with fellow bookish people. Come along to hear from illustrators Eilidh Muldoon and Augusta Kirkwood, author/publisher Alan Windram, and literary agent/co-founder of Picture Hooks Lucy Juckes! They will be discussing the role of illustration in storytelling, how aspiring illustrators can gain a footing in the industry, and their own collaborative endeavours.
In collaboration with the Festival of Creative learning, we hope to bring you an informative and entertaining evening, in which we will outline the ‘life’ of a book, from idea to publication. We will be joined by co-founders of publishing house 404 Ink, Heather McDaid and Laura Jones, and one of their authors, Chris McQueer. We’ll hear about publishing from practical and artistic perspectives, including a wee excerpt from one of Chris’s darkly hilarious books.
Join Dr Coree Brown Swan to explore how referendums have shaped and continue to shape politics in Scotland and the UK. This interactive workshop will take participants on a journey through public votes on Europe, devolution and independence, engaging campaign posters and other visual materials available from the Scottish Political Archive.
The moment you leave your home, you enter into a dialogue with the urban fabric. Have you ever asked yourself, how much your moods are influenced by the city?
In this session, we want to change our relationship with the city, in a way that it turns into the narrative of happiness in our everyday lives.
Does that sound good to you?! Then come along for deep discussions, interactive debate and hands-on activities! Don’t forget to tell your friends and share this page!
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