THE EVERGREEN: A NEW SEASON IN THE NORTH

‘The reunion of democracy with culture’

Call for Submissions

 

the word bank edinburghTo be published in May 2014, The Evergreen will be a high quality creative and documentary anthology of two hundred pages, harking back to the Evergreens published by Allan Ramsay and Patrick Geddes. Poetry, fiction, essays on the built environment, social, political, scientific and cutural issues will be presented in the first and three subsequent issues of The Evergreen over two years.

Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust and its Word Bank project recognise the part literature and literary tradition play in shaping our communities, both local and national. Like Geddes, the Trust sees urban regeneration going hand in hand with cultural renewal - art creates our sense of the city, and what it means to live in it.

Embracing a seasonal theme, The Evergreen will include commissioned and submitted fiction, poetry, nonfiction, painting, drawing and photography, on any subject in harmony with the season of its appearance.

Thus the contents of the first book will relate to Spring and the changes wrought in nature and human life as these appear to men and women ‘of different cultures and specialisms - to the artist and the naturalist, to the student of history and the critic of social things.’

(Quotations from The Evergreen publications by Patrick Geddes & Colleagues 1895/6)


Guidelines for Submissions  

  • Fiction: up to 3000 words
  • Poetry: up to 1000 words
  • Visual art: up to 12 pieces

Deadline for Submissions is 15 March 2014

All submissions must be unpublished and will be accepted by by post or email. 

Payment, where it applies, will be discussed on commission or acceptance of submissions.

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Post: Submissions, The Evergreen, 8 Jackson’s Entry, The Tun, Edinburgh EH8 8PJ

the evergreen a new season in the north

 

The board of Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust cordially invites you to the launch of the first Word Bank publication:

The Evergreen: A New Season in the North

 

 

Serenity Cafe, 8 Jackson's Entry, The Tun, Edinburgh

6pm on Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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You are invited to an open meeting to discuss The Evergreen project in Edinburgh’s Old Town.


Thursday 13 June at 7pm

Riddles Court

322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh

The place we live is built on stories, not only its exciting and imminent history but what we and others say about the way we live now. These stories add up to the meaning of the place we call home. They provide us with a sense of who we are and why we live here.  The Evergreen Project will help remind us of old stories and stimulate the telling of new ones, celebrating the local environment, local culture and how it connects with the rest of Scotland, Europe and the wider world.

What is The Evergreen?

The Evergreen is an Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust project in partnership with the University of Edinburgh and a range of educational, arts and cultural organisations.

It consists of a publication in four parts – one for each season - to be published in 2014 and 2015, along with a programme of learning, skill-sharing, events and celebrations. The publication The Evergreen: A New Season in the North will consist of new writing (fiction, poetry and prose) and visual art.

The learning programme will support the production of the publication, build local knowledge and skills and allow the whole community to get involved: residents, workers, learners, local organisations and businesses. The project will have an active web presence including on-line and epublications.

You are invited to an open meeting to discuss The Evergreen project in Edinburgh’s Old Town.


Thursday 13 June at 7pm

Riddles Court

322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh

The place we live is built on stories, not only its exciting and imminent history but what we and others say about the way we live now. These stories add up to the meaning of the place we call home. They provide us with a sense of who we are and why we live here.  The Evergreen Project will help remind us of old stories and stimulate the telling of new ones, celebrating the local environment, local culture and how it connects with the rest of Scotland, Europe and the wider world.

What is The Evergreen?

The Evergreen is an Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust project in partnership with the University of Edinburgh and a range of educational, arts and cultural organisations.

It consists of a publication in four parts – one for each season - to be published in 2014 and 2015, along with a programme of learning, skill-sharing, events and celebrations. The publication The Evergreen: A New Season in the North will consist of new writing (fiction, poetry and prose) and visual art.

The learning programme will support the production of the publication, build local knowledge and skills and allow the whole community to get involved: residents, workers, learners, local organisations and businesses. The project will have an active web presence including on-line and epublications.

What is the bigger picture?

Edinburgh Old Town Development Trust is committed to the regeneration of the Old Town as a living community by building the knowledge and skills of the local population, improving the environment and developing community assets and businesses.

Building on the tradition of Allan Ramsay and Patrick Geddes, The Evergreen forms part of the wider Word Bank project, EOTDT’s vision for a community-owned publishing, writing and literacy centre in the Old Town.

How can you get involved?

Participate, learn, volunteer your skills in any of the following areas: Creative Writing, Visual Arts, Design, Scottish Literature, History, Publishing, Events, Performing Arts, Natural History, Environmental Studies – and any other discipline or endeavour that helps make the city a better place to live.