Older Posts: 2016

Christmas Gaming Fun That Highlights a Terrible Sexism

Over Christmas, when the turkey and mince pies had settled, I – like many others – came together with my friends and family to show off and play with our new and shiny toys. My boyfriend’s younger brother – an eager gamer – had got lots of new titles for his Xbox and PC and […]

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Some of GWL's awards, 2016

Reaping the Awards in 2016!

Let’s be honest, everyone loves some encouragement; to be told that you’re doing well. It’s a real morale boost, and at Glasgow Women’s Library we are all thrilled when this happens, so to be recognised for excellence through the winning of awards really does make our day – and has certainly made our year.

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Speaking Out Poetry Workshop

In today’s post we share poems written by women during a creative writing workshop with feminist poet Nadine Aisha responding to the Speaking Out exhibition.

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Helen Crawfurd: Activist in the Archives

In our latest 25th birthday blog, GWL archivist Nicola talks about one of her favourite items from our collections.

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Green-Eyed Blockstar poster, 2011

NMRD Object of the Month: Green-Eyed Blockstar poster

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. December’s NMRD Object of the month is the poster for Green-Eyed Blockstar, the first Women vs Men bout in the UK.

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5 Reasons to Visit the Library Before the End of the Year

We’ve officially entered the cold months of the year. The clocks have changed, the days are darker and here at the library we think it’s the perfect time to come and see what we have to offer.

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Herland: Burns/Woolf Supper – Call for Compositions

On the 27th of January the Glasgow Women’s Library is marking an old tradition in a contemporary way – Herland, a night of literature and dining, where we celebrate the joint birthdays of Robert Burns and Virginia Woolf and explore the possibility of other links between the two applauded literary figures. Burns and Woolf are, […]

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Feminist Revolutions by Redstockings

Sisterhood is Powerful!

Women were important and purposeful here, “Sisterhood is Powerful” rang in my thoughts. And that same spirit continues today, 25 years since GWL’s inception.

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Tae a Lighthoose: Perform at our Burns Night/Woolf Supper!

On January 27th we’ll be holding our Burns Night/Woolf Supper and we want you to submit a piece of writing to perform on the night! Here’s some background information on the two authors to get you started.

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Checking In: Speaking Out One Year On

We are now at the halfway point of the Speaking Out project. Co-ordinator Sarah Browne reflects on what we’ve achieved so far.

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