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Weʼre raising £3,000 to publish an annual anthology of work by Leith based writers exploring and celebrating a complex and ever-changing community of many talents.

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Thank you for visiting this campaign, celebrating Leith writers and writings with great pride.

We have launched The Darting Salamander, Leith's first anthology. But we need just a little more help.

The picture shows some of the poets, writers, artists and performers who celebrated the delivery of the beautifully crafted book at Out of the Blue, Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh on Tuesday 2 November.

Authors and editors have happily given their time free. This JustGiving campaign is raising funds for essential costs of publication and launch of a new annual presentation of Leith's creative talent.

As you can see – thanks to your generous support – we are almost half way there. With just a little more help we can not only cover essential costs of the first edition and launch but also invest in savings for the next one.

Can you help us spread the word? There was a fantastic atmosphere at the launch. A real community spirit. The spirit of Leith. Together we celebrated the talents of local writers and poets at a special evening of readings, music and refreshment. Together we can ensure that this is just the beginning,

To order or collect your copy, visit the new website: https://leithwritings.co.uk

Every contributor here, small and great, is listed in the publication. Everyone can be part of it. That’s how Leith works!

...a new tail grows

Cover design by Norman Oyoo Book design by Bethany Thompson. Printed by Out of the Blueprint using rice ink on 100% recycled paper

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  • Nick Gardner1 month ago
    Nick Gardner

    Nick Gardner

    1 month ago

    Here we go...The Darting Salamander is now at the printer's. Thanks to the talented team at Out of the Blueprint we will soon be able to open the book, turn the pages and read the words of Leith writers, poets, storytellers, social historians... But first, your very own sneak preview of the cover by Norman Oyoo and Bethany Thompson. We celebrate the launch at Out of the Blue on Tuesday 2 November. A few places left but be sure to book. Thanks to all of you who have contributed so far, we just need a few more £££ to cover all essential costs.

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  • Nick Gardner1 month ago
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    Nick Gardner

    1 month ago

    And we're off...The Darting Salamander is off to print. Thanks to all you lovely 31 subscribers, we have got this far. (With Out of the Blueprint not 15thC Gutenberg) But we need a little more. Please share the message and help us raise another £1,300. The money goes to essential creative design, production, celebratory launch (free to our guests), ebook, and investment in the next edition of Leith Writings. The illustration is a 1904 reproduction of Gutenberg's printing press. The Printing Revolution was an agent of change. Let's be it

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  • Nick Gardner2 months ago
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    Nick Gardner

    2 months ago

    Why The Darting Salamander? Well, that will be telling...and you will find answers inside the book now darting towards publication But here's one Salamander Street, Leith: the only street of this name in the UK, probably named because of the many fiery and toxic glass and chemical works on the north side two hundred years ago. Within living memory, known as The Street of a Thousand Smells. There's more...in Leith 'a new tail grows'

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  • Nicky Hogan

    Nicky Hogan

    Nov 21, 2021

    Great work.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Nov 12, 2021

    From an admirer and supporter.

    £20.00

  • Ellen Lowe

    Ellen Lowe

    Nov 10, 2021

    £30.00

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    Nov 8, 2021

    £10.00

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    Dave G

    Nov 7, 2021

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    Pat Lowe

    Nov 4, 2021

    £10.00

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