There are lots of ways to get involved with our work at Open Book, including volunteer and funded opportunities, and regular call-outs for new writing. 

Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for new opportunities, or find out more below.


For online sessions, you’ll receive an Eventbrite booking confirmation email which will include a Zoom link – scroll down to the Additional Information section.

For in person sessions - please don’t attend if you are feeling unwell and remember to follow the health and safety guidelines of the venue.

Sign up to our mailing list to find out about exact dates and booking.


National Library of Scotland Shared Reading Group

Mondays 10-11am weekly

Leabhar Fosgailte Leughadh Co-roinnte ann an Gàidhlig - Shared Reading in Gaelic

Diluain 10-11am gach mìos - Mondays 10-11am monthly

Open Door Cafe Shared Reading Group

Mondays 2-3pm weekly

Orkney Creative Writing Group

Mondays 2-4pm weekly

Sgrìobhadh Cruthachail ann an Gàidhlig - Creative Writing in Gaelic

Diluain 6:30-8pm gach mìos - Mondays 6:30-8pm monthly


Open Shared Reading Group

Tuesdays 10-11am fortnightly

Glasgow Women’s Library Creative Writing Group

Tuesdays 10:30-12:30pm monthly

Next Chapters Shared Reading Group (60+, Dumfries & Galloway)

Tuesdays 11-12pm monthly

Open Book Events

If you would like to take part in any of these sessions please book via Eventbrite using the relevant link above - places will be limited.

Funded Opportunities

Looking for a Lead Reader

Looking for a Lead Reader   Open Book is looking for a Lead Reader to support its creative writing programme at Eyemouth Community Centre. Because

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New Writing Sought

New Writing Sought   Open Book is seeking writing and supporting material for their Unbound programme.   Around a dozen awards of £175 each will

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Volunteer Opportunities

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To find out more about our work, get more information about our sessions or volunteer please use the form below.

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