GET INVOLVED

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.

JOIN US FOR AN
OPEN BOOK GROUP

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.

Mondays 10-11am weekly

National Library of Scotland Shared Reading Group

 

National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

Diluain 10-11am gach mìos

Mondays 10-11am monthly

Leughadh Co-roinnte ann an Gàidhlig nan Eilean Siar

 

Western Isles Gaelic Shared Reading Group 

 

Clàraich airson àite

Book your place

Mondays 2-3pm weekly

Open Door Cafe Shared Reading Group

 

The Open Door Cafe, 420 Morningside Road, Edinburgh

Mondays 7-8:30pm monthly

BAME Creative Writing Group (for BAME participants)

 

Book your place

Tuesdays 10-11am fortnightly

Open Shared Reading Group

 

Book your place

Tuesdays 11:30am – 1pm monthly

Paisley Library Creative Writing Group

 

Paisley Central Library, 15 Mill Street, Paisley

Tuesdays 1:30-2:30pm fortnightly

Dunbar Shared Reading Group

 

Dunbar Library, Bleachingfield Community Centre, Dunbar 

Tuesdays 5:30-7pm monthly

Carnegie Library Creative Writing Group

 

Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr

Tuesdays 7-8:30pm monthly

Next Chapters Creative Writing Group
(for those aged 60+ based in Dumfries & Galloway)

 

Book your place

Dimàirt 7-8pm gach mìos

Tuesdays 7-8pm monthly

Leughadh Co-roinnte ann an Gàidhlig (Luchd-tòiseachaidh)
 
Shared Reading in Gaelic (Beginners)
 
 

Book your place

Dimàirt 7-8:30pm gach mìos

Tuesdays 7-8:30pm monthly

Sgrìobhadh Cruthachail ann an Gàidhlig
 
Creative Writing in Gaelic
 
 

Book your place

Wednesdays 9:30-11am monthly

Scots Creative Writing Group

 

Book your place

Wednesday 9:30-11am monthly

Open Creative Writing Group

Book your place

Wednesdays 11.30am – 12.30pm fortnightly 

Paisley Library Shared Reading Group

 

Book your place

Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm monthly

Play Reading Group

 

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Wednesdays 2-4pm monthly

Dundee Creative Writing Group

 

Book your place

Wednesdays 5:30-7pm monthly

Stranraer Creative Writing Group

 

Millennium Centre, 75 George St, Stranraer

Wednesdays 5-6pm monthly

Next Chapters Shared Reading Group
(for those aged 60+ based in Dumfries & Galloway)

 

Book your place

Thursdays 10-11am monthly

Well Versed Poetry Reading Group

 

Book your place

Thursdays 10:30-12pm monthly

Stills Gallery Creative Writing Group

 

Book your place

Thursdays 11:30-12:30pm monthly

Paisley Shared Reading Group

 

Ferguslie Library, Tannahill Centre, Paisley

Thursdays 2-3:30pm monthly

Off the Beaten Track Creative Writing Group

 

Book your place

Thursdays 2-3pm monthly

Off the Beaten Track Shared Reading Group

 

Book your place

Thursdays 6-7pm weekly

Open Shared Reading Group

 

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Fridays 10-11:30am monthly

Images + Words (Writing Inspired by Scottish Art)

 

Book your place

جمعة شهريا

Fridays 2-3pm monthly

القراءة المشتركة باللغة العربية

Arabic Shared Reading Group

 

احجز مكانك

Book your place

Saturdays 11am – 12pm monthly

Shared Reading in Scots

 

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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

New Writing Sought

Open Book is seeking writing and supporting material for their Unbound programme.     Up to 12 awards of £175 each will be made for: 1) a new, previously unpublished piece of fiction or memoir of approximately 1000 words, 2) three linked writing prompts, 3) three linked discussion questions, 4) a link to two publicly-available

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Could You be an Open Book Lead Reader?

As you know, Open Book is a charity which runs accessible shared reading and creative writing sessions across Scotland for a diverse range of community and public participants…and the network is about to get bigger.   OverviewOpen Book is a charity which runs accessible shared reading and creative writing sessions across Scotland for a diverse

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Prìomh Leughadair nan Eilean Siar

Tha Open Book a’ sireadh Prìomh Leughadair gus taic a chur ris a’ phrògram Ghàidhlig aige sna h-Eileanan Siar. Ged a bhios am prògram air a lìbhrigeadh air-loidhne, thathar a’ toirt prìomhachas do thagraichean a bhios a’ fuireach agus ag obair anns na h-Eileanan Siar. Mu dhèidhinn Open Book Bhon Mhàrt 2013, tha Open Book

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Volunteer Opportunities

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