Edinburgh Literary Salon
"We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend."... Robert Louis Stevenson
Hello, we are Edinburgh Literary Salon we are a voluntary organisation Based in the City of Edinburgh in Scotland (UK) Edinburgh has a long and proud history of creating & nurturing authors from Robert Louis Stevenson (above) to J. K Rowling and crime writer Ian Rankin to name but a few.
Stages a free monthly event (in person & on Zoom) which provides a meeting point for those in the literary industries in Edinburgh, surrounding areas and beyond, to gather, socialise and exchange ideas and information and to help maintain a healthy and vibrant literary arts community.
We aim to form and maintain connections to other literary organisation and alert our members to relevant information and opportunities.
We have just published our first Anthology with the help of Edinburgh Napier University Master students who worked with our real time published authors to create our beautiful Anthology Lost, Looking and Found and we are offering a free copy to those that join our £20 monthly membership you will also be gaining a community of like-minded individuals, links and notifications to our Salons and guest speakers and our Notes of Interest.
Alternatively, you can visit our shop and buy a copy directly there at this link
Monthly Salon building friendships, supporting writers, & the literary community, 6pm last Tuesday of the month currently on Zoom.
A Bit of History
Edinburgh Literary Salon arose out of the awarding of the world’s first UNESCO European City of Literature title to Edinburgh in 2004. It reflected the literary heritage of the City, and emulated the famous Salons of the Scottish Enlightenment where poets, songwriters, diarists and novelists rubbed shoulders with the eminent and wealthy. After drastic cuts in funding, the City of Literature team were unable to continue sponsorship, but the Salon was valued by its members, who took over, expanded objectives and have continued to run for 3 years, with no funding support.
By supporting us you will allow us to continue and expand into the future. You can now buy us a coffee! Check out our different 5 levels from Flash Fiction £1 up to Novel £ 20 per month ... Or tip any money you want.
You can also check out our website and find out more (link below) or find us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook