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NEXT SALON: July’s Literary ‘Chapman’ Salon

Tuesday the 25th of July, 2023, 7pm, Live and on Zoom 


As we approach Edinburgh’s Festival month, we’ll be looking back on 50 years

of Chapman, and teasing our forthcoming publication...


In the run-up to our forthcoming publication, our July Salon will be looking at the world of publishing through the eyes and memories of Chapman magazine’s Editor, Dr. Joy Hendry.


Chapman is Scotland's leading literary magazine: controversial, influential, outspoken and intelligent. Founded in 1970, it has become a dynamic force in Scottish culture, covering theatre, politics, language, and the arts. A forum for poetry, fiction, criticism, review and debate, Chapman is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary Scotland.


Our own publishing venture, a second anthology, is coming up, and we’re very excited to

tease more about it. In our May Salon at Napier University, we announced the contributors, chatted with some of them, and revealed the title: The Golden Hours. For July, we will introduce one of the contributors, poet Naomi Head, who will read some of her work.


The big reveal this month will be the cover, which has been designed by our good friend,

and former Napier Publishing student, Elise Carmichael. When she was on the MSc course in 2020/21 Elise was involved in the design of our first anthology, Lost, Looking & Found. The cover for The Golden Hours is an absolute corker, and we can’t wait to show it off!


To end this month’s presentation, we’ll look ahead to the Edinburgh International Book

Festival, and our Book Launch which will be on the 22nd of August, also at The Outhouse.


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 live stream 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; Naomi Head to read


7.15: Joy Hendry, of Chapman, to reflect on 50 years as Editor


7.35: Cover Reveal: The Golden Hours


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 first anthology, Lost, Looking & Found, is still for sale here, and pre-sales for the second, The Golden Hours, will be available soon!


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. Please visit our Access page for more information.

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