Here are the winning entries for our Dragon’s Pen competition in full. We were overwhelmed by the number and standard of entries we received and we are sure you will agree that these are two very worthy winners. An audio podcast of Judith and Ruth reading their entries will be available soon.
I’ve just been browsing through a book I’ve had for a while, Noise and Smoky Breath, An Illustrated Anthology of Glasgow Poems 1900 – 1983, edited by Hamish Whyte and published in May 1983 by Third Eye Centre and Glasgow Libraries Publications Board. But where are the women poets?
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading all the snippets from the Dragon’s Pen entries. Next week, we will have the winning short story and the winning poem in full and, after that, you will be able to download podcasts of the authors reading their winning entries. The exhibition of all the entries we received is still available to view at GWL, so do come along and enjoy a cup of tea and a good read.
A couple of months ago I posted about some of the Suffragette treasures we have in our archive; the beautiful brooch in the Suffragette colours, lilac, white and green; the witty postcards. And I intimated there were more treasures to be revealed…
On 12th May 2013 twenty-five GWL staff, volunteers and supporters ran/or walked the BUPA Great Women’s 10K in Glasgow to Keep Glasgow Women’s Library Running. There’s still time to sponsor the team to help keep GWL running!
We hope you enjoy this week’s snippets. We only have one more week to go and after that we will be blogging the full text of the winning entries.
EMILY INSPIRES! NEW WRITING COMPETITION
Just got word of this writing competition and I thought I’d post it here in case you’re interested. But if you are, the deadline is very soon, so get writing!
Have a read at this great introduction to Arena 3, a rare lesbian journal housed in the Library’s Collection.
Dragon’s Pen – the gift that keeps on giving! Here are some more extracts from all the wonderful entries we received.
Being a writer – and a Reader in Residence – has its perks, and recently I experienced them when I was invited to Orkney to be part of the Orkney Book Festval, the brainchild of the sterling people who make up the George Mackay Brown Fellowship. A major part of the festival was the celebration of the life and works of Orkney born film-maker and poet, Margaret Tait…