Recruiting: Western Isles Lead Reader

Open Book is looking for a Lead Reader to support its creative programme in the Western Isles. Although the programme will be delivered on-line, applicants living and working in the Western Isles will be preferred over other applicants.   About Open Book   Since March 2013 Open Book (www.openbookreading.com) has run shared reading and creative …

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Recruiting: Writer-In-Residence

Following three successful residencies with writers Jan Carson, Alice Ash and Heather Parry, Open Book is looking for a new Writer in Residence as part of itsongoing Unbound project. The residency will run from January – September 2022 and include 9 texts (one a month, 500-1000 words in length), to be included in the monthly …

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New Writing Sought

Open Book is seeking new writing and supporting material for their Unbound programme (https://openbookreading.com/unbound/)   Nine awards of £175 each will be made for 1) a piece of previously unpublished fiction of approx 1000 words, 2) three linked writing prompts, 3) three linked discussion questions, 4) a link to two publically available poems (online) which …

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Poetry and Hope for MND

Find out what’s been going in our groups as one of our regular participants shares news about an exciting project they’ve recently been involved in. Poetry and Hope for MND Kate Durie is a long-term member of Open Book shared reading groups, and this project – Poetry and Hope for MND – was run by …

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Recruiting: Glasgow-Based Shared Reading Lead Readers for Prison Programme

Open Book is looking for an administrator to support its work across Scotland. Working initially from home but then in our office in South Edinburgh (as soon as regulations allow it) this is a job share role with our existing administrator/volunteer coordinator.  The role will involve general office admin tasks to support the two directors …

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‘Being part of this community has really kept me going and lifted my spirits’ – an Open Book residency with Alice Ash

Our recent Writer in Residence Alice Ash shares some reflections on her experience My Open Book residency began part-way through the second lockdown and, although I didn’t realise it from the very beginning, it would provide me with some much-needed threads of contact with the outside world. The residency coincided with the release of my …

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Open Book a’ gairm airson Luchd-stiùiridh Leughaidh Gàidhlig – Open Book call out for Gaelic Lead Readers

Tha Open Book a’ sireadh dithis Luchd-stiùiridh Leughaidh Gàidhlig gus seiseanan leughadh Gàidhlig co-roinnte agus seiseanan leughadh agus sgrìobhadh cruthachail co-roinnte, a bhios fosgailte dhan mhòr-shluagh agus a bhios air Zoom, a lìbhrigeadh. Bidh gach seisean air an cumail air-loidhne air an làrach Zoom aig Open Book. Bidh an Luchd-stiùiridh Leughaidh a’ dol an sàs …

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Recruiting: Open Book Admin Support (Job Share)

Open Book is looking for an administrator to support its work across Scotland. Working initially from home but then in our office in South Edinburgh (as soon as regulations allow it) this is a job share role with our existing administrator/volunteer coordinator.  The role will involve general office admin tasks to support the two directors …

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