Blessed by Natalie McGrath
As women in a war zone fight to stay alive, the night sky is lit up by a relentless bombardment above, conjuring up memories and fragments of love, loss and resistance.
Exquisite Corpse by Conor O’Loughlin
Following a grim discovery at their workplace, a theme park attendant and her manager find themselves faced with an impossible choice.
Every year, we invite anyone with an idea for a play to send us their script through our Open Submissions window.
This year, 6 scripts have been selected from over 400 submissions to receive dramaturgical support with the aim of helping the writers develop their plays.
This culminates in our first-ever First Stages Festival featuring script-in-hand readings of the selected plays, showcasing them to industry professionals and Traverse audiences alike. Each evening will be followed by a Q&A.
This festival is a celebration of the Traverse’s commitment to nurturing and supporting new voices. The festival programme also includes writing workshops, panel discussions and networking opportunities.
Come in, we’re open!
Supported by The Noël Coward Foundation
While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for First Stages Readings: Blessed / Exquisite Corpse are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.
We are honoured to welcome the masterminds behind some of the most ground-breaking literature from across the world this year.
In this series, sponsored by Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, key writers offer their insights into the major issues of our times.
In this special centenary year of the birth of Scotland’s first ever Makar – the remarkable Edwin Morgan – we celebrate the unbridled power of poetry.
With just months until the next Presidential election, we shine a light on how today’s America came to be and the possible consequences for all of us if her identity crisis continues.
It wouldn’t be the Edinburgh International Book Festival without celebrating the brilliant work of authors, writers and trailblazers who hail from our small country.
This August, we hear from some of the most influential voices fighting on the front-line for feminism across the world.
Ten writers we commissioned to journey across Africa and create new works from their experience - give voice to untold stories.
This online talk, given by Dr Jennifer Evans, investigates how men's sexual, reproductive, and genitourinary conditions were understood in early modern England.
We welcome authors and speakers with vision and ambition – helping us to see the light through the darkness and imagining better worlds for all of us.