Shared Reading at EIBF

Open Book founders Marjorie Lotfi and Claire Urquhart found themselves involved on the other side of Edinburgh International Book Festival events when they presented three shared reading workshops as part of the 2015 EIBF programme. Looking at each of Louis De Bernieres short stories, Julian Barnes Sense of an Ending and Simon Armitage poetry in three separate 90 minute sessions, the events ran in a very similar way to the weekly shared reading sessions that Open Book run throughout the year.

Over 50 people joined us over the three sessions, many of whom then went on to hear the authors we discussed at the Open Book workshops, speak about their latest works in other EIBF events. A new experience for Open Book but ne we very much hope to repeat in the future.