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NEXT EVENT: September’s Multi-Lingual Salon

Updated: Sep 23, 2023

Tuesday the 26th of September 2023, 7pm, Live and on Zoom After the excitement of our recent Salons, we’ll be keeping it simple in September. Except that we’ll be speaking in many tongues!

Following our fabulous publication of The Golden Hours, our subsequent Salons will feature some of the writers from the anthology. This month we’ll be introducing Rosie Sumsion who will read her story for us. We’re also delighted to welcome James Appleby, from Interpret Magazine, to tell us what’s going on in this erudite and polyglottic pamphlet.

James was a guest at one of our Salons last year when we held a Panel Discussion on small press publishers. There was much talk about how to submit to these magazines (ideally, read them first!) so it will be great to discover some of the writers who have found a good home with Interpret, and to learn about how translation is at the heart of this publication.

We’ll also hear about some of the other Events that are coming up in the coming weeks, plus we have some great news to share...

Esteemed friend of the salon Ann Landmann, among many other things the director of Scotland’s own genre festival celebrating sci-fi, fantasy and horror CYMERA, has recently been honoured by the British Fantasy Society at their annual Fantasycon event. Ann was awarded the Karl Edgar Wagner Award for her long term and ongoing contribution to Sci-Fi and Fantasy. You can watch Noel Chidwick - another friend of the Salon in his guise as Editor-in-Chief of Shoreline Of Infinity - accept the award on her behalf here:

This is a very special award for an individual or an organisation who has made an important contribution to the genre or to the British Fantasy Society throughout their lifetime. We wanted Ann to be able to accept the award in person, so we'll have an impromptu ceremony of our own with Shoreline of Infinity.

CYMERA is having its inaugural Writers’ Conference this year, on Saturday 18th of November 2023 - 9am to 6pm - Nicolson Square, Edinburgh & Online. The conference features keynote speakers from the SFFH industry, workshops and panels. There are also networking opportunities with fellow writers, agents and editors from the Scottish literary landscape. More details here.

We open as usual with a drinks reception, but please note that doors to the Function Room at The Outhouse open at 6.30, to give us time to get our ‘tech’ into place. We’ll livestream the ‘presentation’ on Zoom from 7pm, lasting around 45 minutes. After this, people are invited to mingle at the venue, and chat on zoom if they wish.

How it works...

6.30: Doors Open – drinks reception in the Function Room

6.50: Open the Zoom meeting (details are emailed to all ticket-holders)

7.00: Presentation: Introduction; Rosie Sumsion to read

7.15: James Appleby, to present Interpret Magazine

7.35: Award Presentation to Ann Landmann

7.40: Notes of Interest, Live Mingling, and Zoom chat

Tickets are available from Eventbrite. Places for the in-person event are limited, but we warmly encourage those who cannot attend at The Outhouse to join us on zoom.

It is free to register for all of our events. We invite donations for the glass of wine, or encourage people to buy us a coffee to help fund our work. If you can’t afford to donate, you are still welcome. Our two anthologies are on sale here, and books will be available to purchase on the night. We look forward to seeing you in person or in the zoom-room.

Accessibility Notice

Edinburgh Literary Salon is open to all those with an interest in all aspects of Literature, whether professional or personal, and to all parts of the industry: writers, publishers, booksellers etc. All are welcome, and events have free registration. While we aim to hold some events at accessible venues, our regular salon is in an upstairs room at The Outhouse. For this reason, we livestream each event. If there is a problem accessing zoom, we will do what we can to assist. We strive to ensure adequate audibility, and straightforward registration. We invite positive feedback on how we can improve, even within our limitations as a non-funded organisation. We welcome open conversation.

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