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Watch Open Book co-founder Claire Urquhart at the UCCN City of Literature Conference 2020

Each year all the UNESCO Cities of Literature meet to share experiences and ideas, and this year instead of being in Prague as was originally intended, the event took place online. Open Book’s Claire Urquhart spoke to Rebecca Raeburn of Edinburgh City of Literature about how Open Book got started and what we’ve been up …

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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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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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