February sees the launch of the GWL Spring 2009 Lifelong Learning Programme. The programme includes a range of events celebrating International Women’s Day in March. There are also writers evenings, book launches, history walks, creative writing and more…
Check out the Spring 2009 Lifelong Learning Programme Flyer or go direct to the events page by clicking the title of the events below (some are still to be updated):
Writers Dilys Rose and Karen Knight have collaborated with artists Laurie Hastings and Polly Thewall on the poetry book “Twinset” which will be launched at Glasgow Women’s Library this February.
Thursday 19th February, 7:30pm
The first of 3 storytelling workshops being held at Glasgow Women’s Library to help celebrate International Women’s Day. Join storytellers Lesley and Mags in this workshop which will also involve your creative skills.
Monday 2nd March, 7:00pm
The second of 3 storytelling workshops being held at Glasgow Women’s Library to help celebrate International Women’s Day. Join storytellers Wendy and Jean in this workshop which will also involve your creative skills to make your own book.
Monday 9th March, 10:30am
The final storytelling workshop running in partnership with the Village Storytelling centre being held at Glasgow Women’s Library to help celebrate International Women’s Day. Join storyteller Jean and dancer Rosina in this workshop which will inspire you to put on those dancing shoes.
Friday 20th March, 6:00pm
Uncover the Merchant City ’s hidden history during this walk around Glasgow ’s cosmopolitan hub. Join Glasgow Women’s Library tour guides to discover the female stars that stud the fabric of this famous quarter. Scandal, vice, radicalism, regeneration and revival are topics highlighted by this original tour.
Sunday 8th March, 2:00pm – Tickets £6.50
Learn about the contributions of local women and families in the abolition movement and find out the history behind some of Glasgow ’s familiar buildings on this walking tour as part of the Women Make History Spring Walks and Talks programme.
Sunday 15th March, 10:00am. Tickets £6.50
This popular tour returns to reveal a hidden history of the marvellous women of the West End of Glasgow. Part of the Women Make History Spring Walks and Talks programme.
Sunday 22nd March, 2:00pm. Tickets £6.50
The first trial run of a walk based in the Glasgow Necropolis, this walk is free and we would really appreciate any feedback you can give us for developing this walk further.
Sunday 29 March 2009, 2pm. FREE
To mark International Women’s Day we’re holding the first in a series of writer’s evenings. Creativity will be unleashed as Zoë Strachan and Elizabeth Reeder introduce writers to give readings of their work on the theme of Women and Animals. Including readings from published author Mandy Haggith as well as new writers from the postgraduate creative writing programme at Glasgow University. So come along and be inspired by the wonderful work of these women writers.
Thursday 12th March 2009, 7pm to 9pm
Following the successful run of taster workshops held by GWL in Autumn 2008 we have partnered again with Anniesland College to provide the following courses:
A 10-week creative writing course running weekly on a Tuesday between 1pm and 3pm. This course will provide an introduction to creative writing and help you progress your skills through writing, reading and discussion in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Starts Tuesday 21st April 2009, 1pm to 3pm
Join this 10-week digital photography course running on a Thursday afternoon between 1pm and 3pm to learn the basics in using a digital camera. You will get to go out and about taking pictures and then learn how to download, edit and use your images in a variety of ways.
Starts Thursday 23rd April 2009, 1pm to 3pm
Please call 0141 552 8345 or contact Laura at the Library to book your place on any of these events.
Illustration on front page: Cove Park (detail) by Laurie Hastings