The Compassion Salon is a literary salon/speakeasy that is creating a community around new and established authors and poets whose work relates to compassion and wellbeing.

The Salon is a place for people to connect and feel inspired and supported, using books as a means through which to consider the various aspects of human existence in an increasingly fragmented and challenging global community.

This is a compassionate initiative to facilitate and strengthen community and belonging. The Salon celebrates, inspires and cultivates creativity, innovation, self-compassion and individual and societal wellness.

Each Salon follows a similar format, with a writer and a host sharing an intimate conversation around their work and exploring what compassion means to them.  A poem of the author’s choice is read by a chosen speaker. This conversation is then opened out to the audience.

We look forward to you joining us online or in the Salon’s home, Steel Coulson Tap, Leith.      

Dr Marti Balaam
Director and Founder