“…the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings…” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

Through the simple act of reading, one can learn about unfamiliar cultures and unlock new understanding while also creating a deeper sense of empathy with more familiar emotions and ideas. This section explores how poetic expression captivates imaginations and enlightens us across borders and generations, often dwelling on the core constructs of our lives — food and family, love and loss, life and death — as it seeks to understand our need for nurture and sustenance of all kinds.

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Picture Hooks

Picture Hooks is an Edinburgh-based organisation providing opportunities for emerging picture book illustrators with the goal of helping them develop their talents and gain access to the world of children’s publishing.

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©Kirsti Beautyman, Picture Hooks mentee in 2017
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