Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
9:30 pm (Melbourne time / AEDT - convert to your timezone?)

20 Minute Cities

20 Minute Cities: Edinburgh

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Take a literary tour around the world, with the help of the Digital Writers’ Festival! Join a pair of emerging writers from each of the world’s UNESCO Cities of Literature as they walk you through their city, introducing you to local writers and pointing out what makes their hometown great. Control the path of the writers by interacting with them on Twitter, directing them through the streets of Edinburgh, Melbourne, Iowa City, Dublin, Reykjavík, Norwich, and Kraków.

20 Minute Cities takes place over Google Hangouts and Twitter, with a pair of emerging writers in each city armed with a 3G/4G data pack and two smartphones. One writer will livecast a videostream of their travels, while their partner will access the #dwf15 stream on Twitter, answering questions from viewers located around the world.

How do I attend this event?

You can attend all DWF events from home, using your own computer and web connection! DWF events will be livestreamed at

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Artists in this event:

Viccy Adams

Viccy Adams is a published short story writer and creative writing researcher. She loves exploring unlikely scenarios in her work, reading contemporary fiction and collaborating across disciplines. An ongoing associate of the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts, Newcastle University, Viccy was the Leverhulme Trust writer in residence at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh in 2011/2. For more details visit or follow @ViccyIsWriting

Jemma Neville

Jemma is a writer and activist living and working in Edinburgh, Scotland. Well traveled and now an adopted Leither, she can be found sitting by the Shore with her dog, Bonnie, planning creative schemes.   @jemma_tweets