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


National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh

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 monthly


Orkney Library & Archive, Junction Rd, Kirkwall

Sgrìobhadh Cruthachail ann an Gàidhlig – Creative Writing in Gaelic

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



Clàraich airson àite | Book your place

Open Shared Reading Group

Tuesdays 10-11am fortnightly


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Glasgow Women’s Library Creative Writing Group

Tuesdays 10:30-12:30pm monthly


Glasgow Women’s Library, Landressy St, Glasgow

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

Tuesdays 11-12pm monthly


Millennium Centre, 75 George St, Stranraer

Stranraer Creative Writing Group

Tuesdays 11-12:30pm monthly


Millennium Centre, 75 George St, Stranraer

Dunbar Shared Reading Group

Tuesdays 1:30-2:30pm fortnightly


Dunbar Library, Bleachingfield Community Centre, Dunbar

Uist Shared Reading Group

Tuesdays 4-5pm monthly


Lionacleit Library, Isle of Benbecula

Carnegie Library Creative Writing Group

Tuesdays 5:30-7pm monthly


Carnegie Library, 12 Main Street, Ayr

Speculative Fiction Shared Reading Group

Tuesdays 6-7pm fortnightly


Argonaut Books, Leith Walk, Edinburgh


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Scots Creative Writing Group

Tuesday 6:30-8pm monthly


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Next Chapters Creative Writing Group (60+, Dumfries & Galloway)

Tuesdays 7:30-9pm monthly


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Open Creative Writing Group

Wednesday 9:30-11am monthly

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A K Bell Library Creative Writing Group

Wednesdays 10:30-12:30pm monthly


A K Bell Library, York Place, Perth

Inverness Creative Writing Group (PILOT)

Wednesdays 10-12pm fortnightly


Inverness Library, Farraline Park, Inverness


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Eyemouth Creative Writing Group

Wednesdays 2-4pm monthly


Eyemouth Community Centre, Albert St, Eyemouth

Arbroath Creative Writing Group

Wednesdays 2-4pm monthly


Arbroath Library, Hill Terrace, Arbroath

Ullapool Creative Writing Group

Wednesdays 2-4pm monthly


Ullapool Library, Mill Street, Ullapool

Greenock Shared Reading Group

Wednesdays 2:30-3:30pm monthly

Greenock Library, Wallace Pl, Greenock

Well Versed Poetry Reading Group

Wednesdays 3-4pm monthly


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Well Versed Poetry Writing Group

Wednesdays 3-4pm monthly


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Category Is… Queer Writing Group (PILOT)

Wednesdays 6-7:30pm monthly


Category Is Books, Allison St, Glasgow


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LGBTQ+ Creative Writing Group

Wednesdays 7-9pm monthly


LGBT Health & Wellbeing, Duncan Pl, Leith


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Writing Sense Creative Writing Group

Thursdays 10-11:30am monthly


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Dundee Creative Writing Group

Thursdays 10-12pm monthly


Blackness Library, Perth Road, Dundee

Polmont Creative Writing Group (PILOT)

Thursdays 10-12pm fortnightly


Greenpark Community Centre, Greenpark Dr, Polmont


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Stills Gallery Creative Writing Group

Thursdays 10:15-11:45am monthly


Stills Gallery, Cockburn Street, Edinburgh


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Cupar Creative Writing Group (PILOT)

Thursdays 10:15-12:15pm fortnightly


Cupar Library, Crossgate, Cupar


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Coigach Creative Writing Group

Thursdays 11-1pm monthly


Coigach Community Hall, Achiltibuie

Letham (Perth) Creative Writing Group

Thursdays 11:30-1pm monthly


Families Empowering Communities, Dalreoch Pl, Perth

Portree Shared Reading Group

Thursdays 12-1pm monthly


Portree Community Library, Viewfield Rd, Isle of Skye

Off the Beaten Track Shared Reading Group

Thursdays 2-3pm monthly


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Off the Beaten Track Creative Writing Group

Thursdays 2-3:30pm monthly


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Open Shared Reading Group

Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm weekly


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Aberfeldy Creative Writing Group

Thursdays 5:30-7:30pm monthly


Breadalbane Community Library, Crieff Road, Aberfeldy

Inverurie Creative Writing Group (PILOT)

Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm fortnightly


Inverurie Library, Town Hall, Market Pl, Inverurie


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القراءة المشتركة باللغة العربية – Arabic Shared Reading Group

الخمیس شھریاThursdays 7-8pm monthly


احجز مكانك | Book your place

Neurodiverse Creative Writing Group

Thursdays 7-8:30pm monthly


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Troon Library Shared Reading Group

Fridays 10-11am monthly


Troon Library, South Beach, Troon

Images + Words Creative Writing Group

Fridays 10-12pm monthly


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POC (Person of Colour) Creative Writing Group

Fridays 12-1pm monthly


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Aberdeen ESOL Creative Writing Group

Fridays 2-3:30pm monthly


Aberdeen Central Library, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen

Scots Shared Reading Group

Saturdays 11am – 12pm monthly


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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

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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