Literature

Real Talk: Storytelling for Wellbeing

On Wednesday evening, the Scottish Storytelling Centre played host to a Storytelling for Wellbeing, an event for World Mental Health Day. The inspiring evening was held by Real Talk, a community storytelling project that trains people to craft and...

Has modern technology changed the way we read?

Whatever your reasons may be – convenience, saving money, one-upping your friends in an egomaniacal battle to save the earth – chances are you have gone digital. And while you can still buy whole novels for download, and read pieces of long-form...

Notes on a Nervous Planet

Notes on a Nervous Planet is a non-fiction book that aims to tackle the stresses which humans face in the 21st century, ranging from social media to anxiety to sleep deprivation. Such topics in this day and age usually feel overdone, cliched, and...

Loud Poets: To Infinity and Beyond

Turtlenecks and finger-snapping have no place in this vibrant spoken word event. Last Friday, the award-winning Loud Poets staged their monthly performance at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, showcasing some of the UK’s most talented spoken word...

The Art of Losing Control

The Art of Losing Control is a philosophical non-fiction that begins to answer a fundamental question – how do we seek to switch off our minds? Influenced by his traumatic accident and years of social anxiety and depression, Jules Evans provides a...

Philadelphia Fire

Published first in 1990, John Edgar Wideman’s book Philadelphia Fire is written in three parts. The first part follows fictional writer Cudjoe as he returns to Philadelphia after moving away from a failed marriage. There, he investigates the...

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