In the largest event so far, over 20 writers signed up for the open readings with the Writers Initiative Open readings held in partnership with the Barbican. This includes 4 people who have signed up through the Barbican’s advert on Eventbrite.
These events are growing in popularity and one of the striking factors of these open readings is how much people just enjoy reading their work and getting constructive feedback on it. Humans are, after all, natural-born storytellers and it’s somewhat of a sad fact that the tradition of oral storytelling has been lost. This is though something the Writers Initiative intends to make a large contribution towards and to being back at least to some degree.