If you go down to the Central Library today you will get a nice surprise on the mezzanine floor. They have installed a bed. No it’s not for you to lie down and contemplate your upcoming exams. The bed is the main part of an installation by the Young Edinburgh Writers Group led by Dorothy Baird who tutors a group of teenage writers in expressing their creativity in words.

 

The surfaces in the bedroom are all covered with lines of poetry composed by members of the group, and there is a leaflet with all the poems printed in it, produced by Gregor Wilson, one of the teenagers who have formed the group and created the room.

 

The idea of the bedroom is that it is a very important place for teenagers to study, contemplate and often take refuge. The Reporter spoke to organiser, Dorothy Baird, to find out more:-