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Winners and Judges from 2014's Dragon's Pen Writing Competition

Bold Types: Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition 2015

Be bold and submit your short stories and poems to our annual writing competition. This year our theme is Transformation and Renewal and submission is open from Monday 21st September to Monday 9th November.

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GWL sign being installed at the front of 23 Landressy Street

Signs of Progress at 23 Landressy Street

We are very excited to report that the internal works relating to the former ‘men’s reading room’ (we really must find a new name for this cracking new space!) are now complete for this phase, and the keys will be handed to us on Monday 7th September.

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Anne Marie Shields holds up a copy of 21 Revolutions and The Woman Worker which inspired her blog post.

A Day in The Life of A Victorian Woman Factory Worker

Anne Marie Shields investigates women working in factories in Victorian times, by reading Anne Donovan’s 21 Revolutions story Lassie Wi’ A Yella Coatie and The Woman Worker from 1908.

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Volunteer Photo Project:Caitlin

Meet Caitlin who works on reception and is part of the material matters project!

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Magi Gibson at Aye Write Festival

Reflecting on Mixing The Colours

As we reach the midway point of this project year it seems like a natural time to reflect on how we’re engaging people in the discussion on sectarianism. Find out how you can get involved.

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Volunteers learning digital photography techniques

Basic Photography Skills Session for GWL Volunteers

Volunteering is all about trying and learning new things, as well as putting one’s skills to good use. This week, one of our volunteers Maeva shared her love of photography with other volunteers.

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Women's Barracks, 1964.1964 reprint of 1962 Consul Book edition

Pulp Queens: Judging ‘Women’s Barracks’ by its cover

‘Women’s Barracks’ by Tereska Torres is often celebrated as the first true work of lesbian literature and the catalyst for a boom in the lesbian pulp fiction genre. But what does the changing nature of the novel’s cover art over time reveal about the perceptions towards lesbian literary identity and the success of the genre during and after the ‘golden era’ of lesbian pulps?

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The Woman Worker, August 1908

Mary Macarthur: The Woman Worker

Why not take a look at one of the oldest and most interesting items held by the Archives – The Woman Worker – and the lady behind it, Mary Macarthur.

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Seeing Things trip to Joan Eardley at Clydebank Museum

Today GWL’s Seeing Things group went to the Joan Eardley exhibition at Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery. It’s a fantastic exhibition, and we really recommend people try and pop in and see it. It’s such a rare treat to see a lot of her work hanging together. We had a fantastic tour, and found out […]

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Our Autumn/Winter Programme for 2015 is here!

There is so much on offer and we’d love you to get involved, so get your diary ready and make some plans for this Autumn!

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