Open Book was commissioned by UNESCO City of Literature and Scottish Book Trust to run two shared reading and creative writing sessions around Scotland’s Stories of Home at the Grassmarket Community Project and St Joseph’s Care Home. In both sessions, we read short stories and poems, and responded first with discussion of similar memories of our own. That discussion was followed by short creative writing exercises, with additional volunteers on hand to help some members scribe their memories. Those pieces of writing have now been typed up and are due to appear on the UNESCO City of Literature website shortly! Links to the writing to follow…..