Open Book’s Marjorie Lotfi Gill in conversation with Richard Holloway

Listen to Open Book’s Marjorie Lotfi Gill in conversation with Richard Holloway, for Book week Scotland 2018, talking about how an Open Book session runs and why shared reading works.


Book Week Scotland – Rebel Yell with Open Book

This year for Book Week Scotland, Open Book is running a series of shared read+creative writing in our PUBLIC groups, on the theme of Rebel!

Join us at any one of these sessions:

Tuesday 20th November from 10:15-11:45 at the National Library of Scotland, led by poet Jonathan Bay:

Wednesday 21st November from 10:30-12:30 at the Portrait Gallery, led by poet Anne Hay:

Thursday 22nd November from 10:30-12pm at the Botanic Cottage, RBGE, led by poet Alice Tarbuck.

We hope to see you there!


Poetry in the News

Marjorie’s poem about Iran up at, one of our favourite journals!

“The Wrong Person to Ask” by Marjorie Lotfi Gill


Marjorie Gill talks on Radio Scotland’s Afternoon Show

Open Book’s Marjorie Gill appeared on Radio Scotland’s Afternoon Show talking about Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan. Hear what she has to say here before you see the film version that is due out 8 May 2018.

Marjorie Gill on The Afternoon Show Book Group


Literature brought to life

Open Book Lead Reader Em Strang appears in the March edition of Dumfries and Galloway Life talking about her flourishing shared reading groups in our most westerly hub. Read the article here (opens in a new tab or window)

Open Book lead reader Em Strang. Photo credit: Dumfries and Galloway Life magazine (c) 2018