Drop-in event Adults

Once-a-Month Shared Reading and Creative Writing

  • Wednesdays: 21 August; 18 September; 16 October; 20 November 2019; 15 January; 19 February; 18 March 2020, 10.30am-12.30pm


Taking place every third Wednesday of the month, Open Book will be reading aloud and discussing passages of fiction, non-fiction and poetry linked to works of art from the collection. This will then be used as inspiration for a short writing exercise. There is no need to read or prepare anything in advance.

Each session is facilitated by a Lead Reader from Open Book.

William Patrick Roberts A Reading of Poetry (or Woman Reading) 1965 © The Estate of John David Roberts
Event accessibility

Event accessibility

  • Wheelchair access

Gallery facilities

In order to protect our vulnerable works of art from any kind of accidental damage we kindly ask all visitors to either carry their rucksack/backpack by hand or place it in a locker.

  • Information desk
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair access
  • Hearing loop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchairs available
  • Public toilets
  • Lockers (£1/£2)
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Buggy park
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

Getting here

Located in the city centre on Queen Street, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is easy to access.

  • Open daily, 10am-5pm
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD

Our Friends

Our Friends

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