Please Join Us This Saturday For Voices of Experience – Discussions on Architecture

All around the world, architecture shapes the character of a place and endures in our memories. Architectural landmarks are some of the only Earthly things that truly endure against time, and can move us, inspire us, awe us and comfort us. As master architect Louis I. Khan once said: “A great building must begin with […]

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Katharine Mulvenny

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 […]

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Be Bold and Write: Reasons to take part in the Bold Types writing competition

2016 marks the 25th birthday of the Glasgow Women’s Library and to celebrate this wonderful legacy, the library is inviting all women to submit their short stories and poems to their annual writing competition, Bold Types, using the number 25 as a theme. There are so many of us aspiring female writers out there, who […]

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The Sexual Politics of Meat

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 – […]

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Four Women, Three Interviews

Volunteer Margaret Moore reflects on her experiences of interviewing women for the Speaking Out project and describes what she’s learned so far, about Women’s Aid and the women who established and continue to run the service and also about herself and her growing confidence as an oral history interviewer.

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NMRD Object of the Month: Severn Roller Torrent artwork

Established in 2012, the National Museum of Roller Derby (NMRD) is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. In 2016, to celebrate our new permanent home in Glasgow Women’s Library’s new Bridgeton HQ, we bring you an ‘Object of the Month’ from our […]

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Perform at our Burns Night/Woolf Supper

We’re calling for new compositions to be performed at our Burns Night/Woolf Supper.

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#GWL25 Gets Animated

Katie Lundie, one of our talented volunteers, made a special animation to celebrate our 25th birthday. Watch the final video in this blog post.

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Why I totally love GWL

As GWL turns 25, staff and volunteers will be sharing our memories, favourite items and stories. Gabrielle is our Volunteer Coordinator and wants to share some of the things she loves most about the library.

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Speaking Out filming workshop at Glasgow Women's Library with filmmaker Helena Öhman.

Volunteer Filmmaking and Speaking Out

Susie Dalton, a volunteer filmmaker with Speaking Out, describes her experience of interviewing women involved with the Women’s Aid movement and the things she’s learned during her journey with the project.

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