Open Book Creative Writing Sessions  2022

Open Book Creative Writing Sessions 2022

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FREE creative writing session for LGBTQ+ people in Scotland

About this event

About the event

FREE creative writing sessions hosted on the 1st Wednesday of the month (7-8.30pm). From June 1st the sessions will move to IN-PERSON events with sessions in July and September (no session in August)

The sessions are for LGBTQ+ people and delivered in partnership with Open Book Reading. You can book for each session individually, with the booking details made available each month via or via the Queer Creative Writing Scotland Facebook Group. The sessions will be delivered both in person and online, so please check with the individual session booking to check how the session will be delivered.

We’ll be reading stories and poems aloud and using them to create our own writing in a gentle, guided session with Lead Reader, Jess Orr.

Weds June 1st, 7-8.30pm - IN PERSON at 4 Duncan Place, Edinburgh, EH6 8HW

Weds July 6th, 7-8.30pm - IN PERSON at 4 Duncan Place, Edinburgh, EH6 8HW

(no session in August)

Weds September 7th, 7-8.30pm - IN PERSON at 4 Duncan Place, Edinburgh, EH6 8HW

No experience required! Just a willingness to have a go in a safe and affirmative setting.

How to book

Places are limited to 15 attendees, to allow for 1m social distancing during the session.

Register your free space and you will receive a confirmation email with full details of our Covid Safety guidelines and the session details.

PLEASE NOTE: Incomplete booking forms or repeat non-attendance will result in cancellation of your place. Please contact organiser should you wish to discuss the form.

How to get more involved?

For information on further queer creative writing communities, join LGBT Health and Wellbeing's Queer Creative Writing Scotland Facebook group here or check our calendar of events on our website here.

These sessions are part of the Edinburgh Community Programme delivered by LGBT Health and Wellbeing.


If there is anything you need to talk to us in advance to help you access the event (including using Zoom), please contact Development Worker, Jules Stapleton Barnes.

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