Department of European Languages and Cultures

Babble Issue Three

Creative writing on the theme of ‘Lost in Translation'. Launch date: Wednesday 3rd April 2019.

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

Poster for BABBLE Issue Three

This issue is on the theme of ‘Lost in Translation'. It features 24 individual and group contributions, ranging from poems and short stories, to opinion pieces, recipes and reviews. 

The magazine launched on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at 50 George Square, with an event featuring readings in Russian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. 

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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 Three - editorial committee

Babble Issue Two

Babble Issue One