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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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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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Our Bold Types Judges and winner Kirsten (Left to Right): Ethyl Smith, winner Kirsten McQuarrie, Nadine Aisha and Moira McPartlin

Bold Types: Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition Winners

We’re delighted to announce the winners of our Bold Types: Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition 2016.

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Christmas Gift Ideas from GWL

The festive season is fast approaching and we’ve put together a list of the perfect ethical presents that you can buy from your favourite library. All the items that are sold from our shop, both online and in the library, help to support our life-changing work. Not only do we celebrate women’s lives, histories and achievements […]

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Women’s Literacy And How the GWL Can Help!

While doing some research lately for a personal project of mine, I came across some shocking statistics that I felt I just had to share on the GWL Blog. While looking around for a base reference on female literacy rates in developing countries, I found a 2015 UN global report that had studied gender equality […]

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Nan Shepherd – Give us Five

Are you curious about the woman on the Royal Bank of Scotland’s new £5 note?

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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 […]

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