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Open Book

1st November at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Free
Open Book. Credit: GWL

These vibrant and thoughtful monthly Open Book sessions are back for Autumn.

Open Book, Mondays 4th October, 1st November, 6th December, 7th February, Online, 10am to 11.30am Free, Women* Only, Online, 16+

 

Open Book. Credit: GWL
Open Book. Credit: GWL

Read poems and short stories together as prompts for your own creative writing. Each session focuses on a theme such as Home, Grow and Transform, or Garden.

Event Outline

9.55am: Signing in. Get settled and sign in to the session before it begins at 10am.

10am: Welcome and Housekeeping. Welcome from GWL team member. Opportunity to familiarise ourselves with Zoom and the GWL approach to workshops.

10.10am: Introduction and Word Gathering. Introduction from Facilitator and first exercise to generate words.

10.15am: Feedback Words. Group share the words they’ve generated.

10.20am: Read Poem Together. Facilitator and one volunteer both to read poem.

10.25am: Discuss Poem. Opportunity to share your responses to the writing.

10.35am: Writing Practice on Theme. Opportunity to write in response to a prompt from the poem, attempting to use some of the words gathered from the start of the session.

10.45am: Share Writing. Individuals share writing and other members are able to respond (but not critique) with what resonated. There is no obligation to share your work.

11am: Read 2nd Poem Together. Facilitator and one volunteer both to read poem.

11.05 am: Discuss Poem. Opportunity to share your responses to the writing.

11.12 am: Writing Practice on Theme. Opportunity to write in response to a prompt from the poem, attempting to use some of the words gathered from the start of the session.

11.18am: Share Writing. Individuals share writing and other members are able to respond (but not critique) with what resonated. There is no obligation to share your work.

11.28am: Poem on Theme to Close: If time, Facilitator will read a final poem to close.

11.30am: Session ends.

Booking

This event is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email anemay.jack@womenslibrary.org.uk

This event is for Women* only. To attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation with you.  If you would like to make a donation to Glasgow Women’s Library, you can do so herePlease note that booking will the Friday before the event and you will receive your event invite a few days before the event. 

*All women-only events are inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender fluid people who are comfortable in a space that centres the experience of women.

Accessibility

This session takes place via an online video call link. If you would like to attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation along with simple and straight forward instructions on how this will work. If you have any concerns about how this will work for you, please do get in touchand we’ll do all we can to support you in joining the session.

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Details

Date:
1st November
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Glasgow Women’s Library
Phone:
0141 550 2267
Email:
info@womenslibrary.org.uk
Website:
https://womenslibrary.org.uk/