A Miracle of Nature, A Miracle of Love is the fifth publication in our Community Project Collection. It includes poems written in Open Book Groups across Scotland between October 2022 and September 2023. Each poem in the collection was written as a collaborative effort, crafted by the group’s Lead Reader and captures the thoughts, ideas and responses of group members to stories and poems they read together.
The second collection of writing from our Open Book newsletter, Unbound II features the work of two of our writers-in-residence. Alice Ash and Heather Parry. It also contains work from over a dozen other writers, each with a matched poem. This volume is ideal for reading from cover to cover, or for dipping in and out.
I Give My Word is the fourth publication in our Community Project Collection, including work written by our community groups across Scotland between October 2021 and September 2022.
If You Were Me is the third Community Project collection. Showcasing the work of over twenty Open Book groups written between October 2020 and September 2021.
This Gift of Time is the second of our Community Project pamphlets, featuring work written by many of our creative writing groups between September 2019 and August 2020.
Unbound contains the first series of Unbound new writing: eleven stories that featured in our newsletter during summer 2020, now collected together into one book.
We also have some limited copies of our first Open Book pamphlet, I See My Voice.
These seven publications for sale as a fundraiser for Open Book. Copies are priced at £7 for A Miracle of Nature, A Miracle of Love, £8 for I Give my Word and Unbound II, £7 for If You Were Me, £5 for This Gift of Time, £6 for Unbound or £10 for both This Gift of Time and Unbound together (all plus postage). Limited copies of I See My Voice are also available for sale at £3 each plus postage.
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