Our Aims and Objectives

• Promote literature and book culture in Edinburgh


• Increase the awareness and prestige of Sco...
website: a literature hub
Literary Tourism

Stories in Stone

   a new multimedia
     virtual journey
through the built and
  literary heritage of
...
International
   Collaboration

  • Looking at best practice

   • Sharing project models

 • International partnerships

...
Our Projects

Film – we recently commissioned a short film to promote Literary Edinburgh

Poetry Garden – a designated are...
Annual citywide reading campaign

A classic Scottish story retold in new formats – graphic, animation etc

1000s of free b...
One Book – One Edinburgh
One Book – One Edinburgh
One Book – One Edinburgh
“The play helped me
understand the story
better”
– pupil, aged 14




                       “I enjoyed the play and now r...
The performance went very, very well and I’m really delighted. The
pupils are going to be able to create such an imaginati...
Animation
             Visual storytelling

                Multimedia

          Re-telling classic stories

         Cre...
Public Programme

     Literary tours

    Film screenings

  Discussions & talks

     Performances

Graphic novel worksh...
“The weekend went extremely
 well for us! We had a fantastic
turnout and a great buzz around
our associated activities. Th...
Keep On Reading
   Reading lists

  Online resources

    Accessibility
Schools Programme




“It’s been great being
involved in the campaign
- and I think we’ve got
loads out of it.”
        - ...
Schools Programme




“Braidburn School has just
received our copies of The Lost
World Quick Read books. Thank
you so much...
Community Programme

“Encouraged me to get Jekyll and Hyde out of
          library” – adult learner

“Thanks to everyone ...
2007                   2008                   2009

     40 events              51 events              40 events

1400 peo...
Partnership Working

• Stronger outreach with existing partners
• Opportunity to bring in new partners
• Developing relati...
Working with Edinburgh
    City Libraries

    Book Distribution

        Events

     Book groups

     Performances

   ...
Working with Edinburgh
                                  City Libraries




“My daughter and her
boyfriend were in the
Cen...
Feedback & Evaluation
Voucher - approx. 9,000 vouchers completed, collecting user data:
•        Name
•        Age
•      ...
www.cityofliterature.com
Edinburgh Unesco City Of Literature: projects
Edinburgh Unesco City Of Literature: projects
Edinburgh Unesco City Of Literature: projects
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Delivered by Anna Burkey of Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust at the Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS), which took place 1-3 June 2009.

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Edinburgh Unesco City Of Literature: projects

  1. 1. Our Aims and Objectives • Promote literature and book culture in Edinburgh • Increase the awareness and prestige of Scotland’s literature nationally and internationally • Provide a focus and co-ordination for literary activity, encourage greater participation at all levels of Scottish society, and attracting new initiatives to Scotland • Create an international model for a City of Literature and develop a world-wide network
  2. 2. website: a literature hub
  3. 3. Literary Tourism Stories in Stone a new multimedia virtual journey through the built and literary heritage of Edinburgh on VisitScotland.com
  4. 4. International Collaboration • Looking at best practice • Sharing project models • International partnerships • Gateway to Scottish literature
  5. 5. Our Projects Film – we recently commissioned a short film to promote Literary Edinburgh Poetry Garden – a designated area in our city to celebrate poetry What’s On Guide – a free comprehensive ‘what’s on’ directory Story Shop - nurturing new authors and emerging talent Salon Evenings – encouraging a sense of literary community Book Groups – corporate, private or linked to learning educations Literary Trails – free online and print trails of the city (authors, books) Help Desk – for visiting journalists, TV crews, other arts and tourism organisations – general enquiries about literature
  6. 6. Annual citywide reading campaign A classic Scottish story retold in new formats – graphic, animation etc 1000s of free books distributed around the city A month of events, performances, readings, film screenings, activities Schools, public and community programmes to engage new readers www.cityofliterature.com
  7. 7. One Book – One Edinburgh
  8. 8. One Book – One Edinburgh
  9. 9. One Book – One Edinburgh
  10. 10. “The play helped me understand the story better” – pupil, aged 14 “I enjoyed the play and now really want to finish the book” – pupil, aged 15
  11. 11. The performance went very, very well and I’m really delighted. The pupils are going to be able to create such an imaginative piece of work for their folios. Very inspirational! - Forrester High School
  12. 12. Animation Visual storytelling Multimedia Re-telling classic stories Creative writing element Freely accessible “The most interesting collaborative book- writing experiment of the decadequot; Jasper Fforde
  13. 13. Public Programme Literary tours Film screenings Discussions & talks Performances Graphic novel workshops Book groups
  14. 14. “The weekend went extremely well for us! We had a fantastic turnout and a great buzz around our associated activities. Thanks.”
  15. 15. Keep On Reading Reading lists Online resources Accessibility
  16. 16. Schools Programme “It’s been great being involved in the campaign - and I think we’ve got loads out of it.” - Castlebrae High School
  17. 17. Schools Programme “Braidburn School has just received our copies of The Lost World Quick Read books. Thank you so much. The info on the website is great too!”
  18. 18. Community Programme “Encouraged me to get Jekyll and Hyde out of library” – adult learner “Thanks to everyone for making yesterday's event such a rich experience” – CLAN worker
  19. 19. 2007 2008 2009 40 events 51 events 40 events 1400 people attended 1600 people attended 4000 people attended 35 partners 37 partners 52 partners
  20. 20. Partnership Working • Stronger outreach with existing partners • Opportunity to bring in new partners • Developing relationships with new partners • Special events for target groups • Cost effective • Bigger impact • Media attention for literature & literacy
  21. 21. Working with Edinburgh City Libraries Book Distribution Events Book groups Performances Displays
  22. 22. Working with Edinburgh City Libraries “My daughter and her boyfriend were in the Central Library on Saturday morning and thought the Lost World launch was very good. It went down very well with young people!”
  23. 23. Feedback & Evaluation Voucher - approx. 9,000 vouchers completed, collecting user data: • Name • Age • Postcode • Gender • Library Membership status Profiling – use of MOSAIC software to analyse participation and compare data against other cultural events and campaigns Evaluations – available online: www.cityofliterature.com
  24. 24. www.cityofliterature.com

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