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Edinburgh Literary Salon

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We are the Edinburgh Literary Salon. Based in Scotland's vibrant and historical capital city, we stage a free and inclusive monthly event that is dedicated to supporting the literary community, helping to maintain a healthy and dynamic literary arts community in Scotland.


By encouraging discussion, connection, and collaboration between creative people, the Salon provides a meeting point for those in the literary industries, from Edinburgh and beyond, to gather, socialise and exchange ideas and information. We aim to form and maintain connections to other literary organisations and alert our members to relevant information and opportunities.


Join us in celebrating writers, readers, publishers, booksellers, and festivals, and engaging with our creative city.

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Edinburgh Literary Salon Leith Festival 2022

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A Monthly Gathering of Creative Minds

Salon events generally occur on the last Tuesday of every calendar month, and currently take place in The Outhouse in Edinburgh's New Town. We are offering a hybrid format, to allow people to attend online and in-person. Come along to meet fellow members of the literary community, hear from writers, publishers and other industry professionals, and perhaps make a few connections of your own.


You can find out how to attend our monthly Salons by clicking on the link below, or by signing up to our mailing list at the bottom of this page.

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"We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend."

– Robert Louis Stevenson

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