Book Week Scotland – let’s binge on books!

Book Week Scotland is coming back, kicking off on Monday 24th November. So get your diaries out and make some space to binge on books at Glasgow Women’s Library. There’s a Commonwealth Women’s Writing Party and more!

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“The Twelfth Day of July” by Joan Lingard

From the Mixing the Colours collection: “The Twelfth Day of July” by Joan Lingard (1970) is the first in the “Kevin and Sadie” book series, concerning a group of young people trying to survive during the height of the “troubles” in Belfast during the mid-20th century. The story opens on the “seventh day of July”, […]

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Video Tape against Violence

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Castlemilk, Pink Walls, Christine’s Cafe

I’ve been to Castlemilk several times now, meeting Julie MacLeod from Glasgow Life and introducing myself to the Domestic Abuse Project situated in the community centre. They have just installed wifi in the community centre, so its possible to get a cup of tea and get on line. When I was there, several mothers were […]

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Young Critics reviews of Scottish Ballet’s The Crucible with Ten Poems

Here are two of our Young Critics first reviews, both of The Crucible with Ten Poems.

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My placement at Glasgow Women’s Library

Annika joined us on a 5 week placement in August and September, working with the national lifelong learning and Mixing the Colours projects. Here she talks about her experience: When I first came across the Glasgow Women’s Library, I immediately became interested in it and decided to spend the better part of my summer in […]

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Women’s Support Project, Glasgow 11.9.14

The Women’s Support Project is in the Gorbals, they represent decades of commitment to the rights of women and they house a library that reflects this temporal gathering and sharing of information. Glasgow Women’s Library acquired the WSP archive a while ago, and I have already been starting to look at this but I spent some time looking […]

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September: Sabr, Services and Support

This September I have been introducing myself and making contact with support services for women in Glasgow, to research and look at who can engage in the work once that takes more shape. On the 9th of September I met with Say Women who are  “A voluntary organisation which offers safe, supported accommodation and related […]

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Ali Cobby Eckermann – Little Bit Long Time

Little Bit Long Time is Ali Cobby Eckermann’s first collection of poetry detailing her struggle as one of Australia’s Stolen Generation. It explores the pain and joy she experienced as she reconnected with her Aboriginal birth mother and ‘her mob’. I found Little Bit Long Time a unique and fresh read that gives us not only the insight into an indigenous community, but also a woman’s longing to find out who she is and where she belongs.

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Clare Henry’s Article Archive comes to GWL

Clare Henry is one of the titans of Scottish journalism, and Glasgow Women’s Library are proud that Clare has chosen to donate copies of all her articles bound in book form to our collection.

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