Rebecca Jones

A Very Merry Christmas from the National Lifelong Learning Project!

2017 has been an incredibly busy year for our National Lifelong Learning project, and we’re so proud and very grateful to the women all over Scotland who have helped us to make it such a seriously fun and successful time. In celebration of the end of a great year, we thought we’d take a moment […]

Podcast: All Women Poetry Slam 2017 – Lesley Traynor

On Friday 9th June this year, we had a rousing and raucous time at our 2017 All Women Poetry Slam hosted by Carly Brown at the Out of the Blue Café in Edinburgh. For those of you who missed the Slam, we are delighted to feature podcast recordings of some of the poems we heard […]

Podcast: All Women Poetry Slam 2017 – Jo Gilbert

On Friday 9th June this year, we had a rousing and raucous time at our 2017 All Women Poetry Slam hosted by Carly Brown at the Out of the Blue Café in Edinburgh. For those of you who missed the Slam, we are delighted to feature podcast recordings of some of the poems we heard […]

Slam Success!

From “pain, pish and patriarchy” to slam poetry in Doric, it’s fair to say we had a rousing and raucous time at our 2017 All Women Poetry Slam hosted by Carly Brown at the Out of the Blue Café in Edinburgh on Friday 9th June. We were treated to performances by a group of extremely […]

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A Revolution – On Roller Skates! Celebrating the Audacious Women of Roller Derby

Women are often told not to take up space. Sugar, spice, all things nice, we’re told we can’t (or shouldn’t) throw, or run fast, or get sweaty or dirty when we exercise. In 2017, we’re still told that there are some sports that women just can’t (or shouldn’t!) compete in. But we want to tell […]

Podcast: All Women Poetry Slam 2016 – Hannah Lavery

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, we were proud and very excited to host the All Women Poetry Slam in partnership with the Harpies, Fechters and Quines Festival 2016 at the Out of the Blue Cafe in Edinburgh. The slam received a fantastic response and was enormously popular; a chance for women of all ages and […]

Podcast: All Women Poetry Slam 2016 – Katherine McMahon

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, we were proud and very excited to host the All Women Poetry Slam in partnership with the Harpies, Fechters and Quines Festival 2016 at the Out of the Blue Cafe in Edinburgh. The slam received a fantastic response and was enormously popular; a chance for women of all ages and […]

Podcast: All Women Poetry Slam 2016 Slam Champion – Katharine Mulvenny

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, we were proud and very excited to host the All Women Poetry Slam in partnership with the Harpies, Fechters and Quines Festival 2016 at the Out of the Blue Cafe in Edinburgh. The slam received a fantastic response and was enormously popular; a chance for women of all ages and […]

Finding a Language at GWL . . .

It was International Women’s Day 2013 when I walked (nervously, I’ll admit) into Glasgow Women’s Library for the first time. I had come to listen to Scottish poet Jackie Kay reading some of her excellent work about the lives of asylum seeker women in Glasgow. That day, I realised that I had something to offer – […]

‘The Writer’s Key’ – A Book Review

The following book review has very kindly been contributed by an anonymous participant at the Glasgow Women’s Library ‘Blogging for the Terrified’ workshop for women as part of the Harpies, Fechters and Quines Festival 2015. – – – – – – – – – – – – – – Book: ‘The Writer’s Key – Introducing […]