Department of European Languages and Cultures

Babble Issue Four

Creative writing on the theme of ‘One blue planet'. Launch date: Friday 20th January 2020.

We are delighted to introduce the fourth issue of our online Creative Writing magazine, Babble.

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Student Ben Mason reading in Italian at the launch of Issue Four

Inspired by the Global Climate Strike, the main theme of this issue is honouring our planet and nature through creative writing.

As well as contributions from 28 students across our European languages, including students on exchange and from English Language and Literature programmes, the issue features a special report by Alfred Britten on the Russian Grime scene, featuring interviews with Oddkut, Toton and Cosmos.

The magazine launched on Friday 24th January 2020 at 50 George Square, with readings, music, and an exhibition of artwork from Keeping Well Abroad.

You can access the issue by emailing Audrey Debard.

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About Babble

Babble is a Creative Writing magazine for students in European Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh.

We’re an online magazine, a creative space for you to practise your target language(s) and receive useful feedback and guidance on your work, whether that’s prose, drama, poetry or reviews.

We want to showcase what you’re good at, grow our sense of community, and promote multilingualism.

The first issue of Babble was supported by alumni and friends of the University of Edinburgh through an Innovation Initiative Grant.

Babble is perhaps the finest symbol of our efforts to make DELC a welcoming, collaborative and encouraging community of linguists, whatever language they practise.

Véronique DesnainHead of the Department of European Languages and Cultures

Related links

Babble Issue Four - editorial committee

Babble Issue Three

Babble Issue Two

Babble Issue One