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Five reasons to become a GWL Young Critic

Our Young Critic’s project is starting another block of sessions and is looking for new members. Here are our top five reasons why you should join.

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Pulp Queens: Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction

The Blaft Anthology of Tamil Pulp Fiction is a 2008 collection of 19 pulp fiction stories by 10 Tamil writers, including two women – Vidya Subramanian and Ramanichandran (both of whom have two stories in the collection).

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Pulp Queens: An Interview with GWL’s Pulp Queen In Residence

Q&A with Donna Moore, Pulp Queen in residence at GWL – by Morgan Fraser

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Women Making History in West Dunbartonshire – time to celebrate!

In August last year The West Dunbartonshire Women’s History Group, supported by Glasgow Women’s Library, were awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage Grant to fund a year-long project to document and preserve local women’s history. Over this year the women have worked hard to research and record the experiences of West Dunbartonshire women […]

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Pulp Queens: Spring Fire by Vin Packer – Review

“A story once told in whispers now frankly, honestly written,” says the front cover blurb of Spring Fire (by Vin Packer), published in 1952, was the first paperback pulp novel to feature a lesbian protagonist.

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Live performances from the Mixing The Colours Anthology featured on BooksFromScotland ‘Best Of Scottish Books’

We are very proud and pleased to have our Mixing The Colours Anthology featured on BooksFromScotland ‘Best Of Scottish Books’! Read reviews of the book by Glasgow Women’s Library volunteers Claire L. Heuchan and Mel Bestel. Download a copy now!  Join us in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness! Live performances from the publication are open for booking with […]

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GWL Volunteer, Mel Bestel Reviews our Mixing the Colours Anthology featuring ‘In These Transgressive Spaces’ by Denise Mina

Our published collection Mixing the Colours: women speaking about sectarianism has been featured on The Best of Scottish Books website who focus on the standout story In These Transgressive Spaces by Denise Mina. The story tells the tale of two women facing personal adversity from hospital beds in faraway Guilford. From their distinctive accents, they recognise […]

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Pulp Queens: Femmes Fatales and Fragile Frails

In the run up to the Pulp Queens workshops on 4th August and the Exhibition of our wonderful pulp fiction collection, we’re going to be posting a few reviews of some of the books in our archive and information about the women who wrote them.

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Where They Were Missed

“She says it’s important that the stories are told” – a Review of Lucy Caldwell’s ‘Where They Were Missed’

Saoirse is a sheltered child. Living with her mother, father and younger sister Daisy in a tinderbox of past secrets and ever-present tensions, her world is one of fantastic bedtime stories and childish games, alive with imagination and invention. Despite their natural spark, however, the girls are essentially confined to their own house and garden […]

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Untold Stories of East Dunbartonshire Women

Glasgow Women’s Library have been working with the East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trails and Tales project and local people to uncover the hidden stories of women in East Dunbartonshire. At sessions in Torrance, Kirkintilloch, Westerton, Lenzie and Lennoxtown, we’ve been mapping and recording stories of well-known and unsung heroines. The wealth of local knowledge […]

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