Thursday 19th November 2020 (8-8:30pm UK time)
Join editors Claire Askew and Russell Jones at the launch of a new edition of Umbrellas of Edinburgh, where they explore Scotland’s capital city through contemporary poetry and prose.
Live readings by:
Lady Red Ego
Marjorie Lotfi Gill
Scotland’s capital city has inspired artists, writers and musicians around the world. Its long literary history is etched into its bricks, trodden into its cobbled streets, heard through its winding alleys and cast into its iconic monuments.
This landmark anthology showcases Edinburgh in the modern day, with poems and short stories inspired by its renowned and lesser-known locations.
It contains pieces from more than eighty contemporary writers, including Jane Yolen, Harry Josephine Giles, Marjorie Lotfi Gill, James Gao, Christine De Luca, Andy Jackson, Bashabi Fraser, Hamish Whyte, Janette Ayachi, Miriam Gamble, Ryan Van Winkle, Snigdha Koirala and Colin Will.
This is a collection that celebrates the diversity of Edinburgh and the city’s enduring inspiration for visitors and locals alike. Take it on a walk and see this iconic city through new eyes…
Umbrellas of Edinburgh’s new edition includes poetry and prose by 80 writers, with new maps, cover art and poems. RRP: £12 (Special price for pre-orders: £9.50, available until midnight, 19th November).
Umbrellas of Edinburgh, the revised edition, is published by Shoreline of Infinity