Leith Writings

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A gallery of authors

A galaxy of talent. Some of the authors who contributed to The Darting Salamander presented their work at the launch in Out of the Blue on Tuesday 2 November 2021.

There are a few more pictures lurking on a mobile phone somewhere and we will add them as soon as we track them down.

In the pictures you will see…storytelling, poetry, polemic and song.

Top row: from left, the audience gathering at Out of the Blue, Carol Marr and grand-daughter Iona; Nick Gardner.

Second row: Alan Addison; Gavin Booth; Ali Rutherford

Third row: Sally Fraser; Megan Rudden; Gordon Munro

Fourth row: Stewart Lowe; Conrad Molleson

What is Leith Writings?

Megan Rudden; Annie McCrea; Gordon Munro; Billy Gould; [top of Sally Fraser’s head]; Norman Oyoo; Stewart Lowe; Gavin Booth; Alan Addison; Ali Rutherford; Tim Bell

Leith authors have come together to form a loose collective and create Leith Writings. This is the first of a new series of Leith anthologies, containing stories by Leith authors.

We plan to make this an annual release, and welcome contact from any writers (or potential writers) with a Leith connection who would like to get involved.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact us!

The picture shows The Darting Salamander team – some of the writers, poets, artists and performers who celebrated the delivery of the first edition., Leith’s first anthology, at Out of the Blue on Tuesday 2 November.

Just 300 copies, beautifully crafted by Out of the Blueprint. The first print run has been quite small (to fit our budget). We are currently fundraising to pay for more printings, and to enable us to continue working to produce future editions.

See our JustGiving campaign HERE – we are almost half way there to cover essential costs of printing and launching this handsome first edition. If you can donate, your help towards our £3,000 target will be very welcome.

The plan is for this to be an annual release on the 2nd of November each year. This date has been selected to commemorate the anniversary of the Edinburgh Boundaries and Tramways Extension bill. The bill was enacted on that date in 1920.

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