Portraits of the People with The National Lottery

Find out what’s been going on in our sessions as one of our Lead Readers shares news from their group.   Portraits of the People with The National Lottery   Liz Treacher is a writer, photographer, and a lead reader who runs our creative writing group at Brora Learning Zone.   How to sum up

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Reading Stories and Poems over the Phone

Find out what’s been going on in our sessions as one of our Lead Readers shares news from their group. Reading Stories and Poems over the Phone with the Dower House group Sue McDermott is a lead reader who helps to run our shared reading group at Dower House in Costorphine, and at the Royal Botanic Gardens

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Hear Part 2 of the Open Book takeover of the Wigtown Book Festival podcast

Open Book takes over the Wigtown Book Festival podcast as Claire and Marjorie discuss an extract from Luis Sagasti’s book ‘A Musical Offering’ and poetry by Edwin Morgan Poetry Prize winner Alycia Pirmohamed. Marjorie also chaired a discussion with Luis Sagasti at the Wigtown Book Festival on 3th October. You can watch it on catch-up

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Hear Part 1 of the Open Book takeover of the Wigtown Book Festival podcast

In the first part of the Open Book takeover of the Wigtown Book Festival podcast, Claire and Marjorie discuss an extract of Chitra Ramaswamy’s writing from the anthology of nature writing ‘Antlers of Water’, and poetry by Edwin Morgan Poetry Prize winner Alycia Pirmohamed.   You can catch up with Chitra’s and Alycia’s readings at

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What’s Your Story with Dundee Creative Writing Group

Find out what’s been going on in our sessions as one of our Lead Readers shares news from their group. What’s Your Story with Dundee Creative Writing Group Rafael Torrubia is the lead reader who runs our Creative Writing group with Dundee Libraries.   As I write this, I’ve just received news that Open Book has secured

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Radical Voices and Rebel Stories

Find out what’s been going on in our sessions as one of our Lead Readers shares news from their group.   Radical Voices and Rebel Stories with Paisley Creative Writing Group   Lesley Macniven is the lead reader who helps to run our Creative Writing group at Paisley Library.   A recent issue of Unbound

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Meeting the Makar

Find out what’s been going on in our sessions as one of our Lead Readers shares news from their group.   Meeting the Makar: Airdrie group’s trip to the Edinburgh International Book Festival   Lesley Mure is one of the lead readers helping to run our groups at St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie (with Mechele

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New Writing Sought

Open Book are commissioning new writing and supporting material for the Unbound programme. You can find more details on Open Book Unbound at https://openbookreading.com/unbound/. Ten awards of £175 each will be made for the commission of new, previously unpublished writing of approximately 1000 words, plus 3 writing prompts and 3 discussion questions linking to the

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