The Speaking Out Celebration Conference

Our Celebration Conference took place on Saturday 2nd September. We were joined by dozens of inspiring women (and an inspiring man) for a wonderful day of exploring and celebrating the history of Women’s Aid in Scotland. Even the sun came out! (But then again, we heard it’s always sunny in Dundee). If you didn’t manage to join […]

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Fire in the Blood Book Cover, depicting a woman with her head on a man's knee and he is looking down at her

September’s Digital Book Group Read: Fire in the Blood by Irène Némirovsky

The next book we’re reading as part of our GWL Digital Book Group is Fire in the Blood by Irène Némirovsky, the celebrated author of the international bestseller Suite Française.

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Thoughts on Brand New Ancients

Kate Tempest’s Brand New Ancients pushes the idea of what poetry can be, telling a complete story through verse rather than serving as a collection of individual poems. It’s the kind of story that deserves to be read all in one go, preferably with tea, and lose yourself into the world of these characters whose lives intersect in ways that are recognisable to the reader.

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Exhibition Set up for She Made the Library

She Made the Library: Behind the Scenes

Go behind the scenes of our She Made the Library exhibition with project intern Agnes Checka

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Yellow fabric tied up with a red ribbon and a large label describing that it has been donated by Adele and was once part of a make-shift table-cloth for pot luck parties at GWL.

A Banner for GWL – donate fabric to Fiona!

Artist Fiona Jack is making a banner for GWL to include in her exhibition here in 2018. We would love you to help by donating fabric for the banner before 4th October.

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Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton

Join the GWL Team!

We are seeking an experienced Museum Curator to join our dynamic team.

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Bold Types: Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition

Be bold and submit your short stories and poems to Scotland’s only free creative writing competition for women. Our theme this year is Body Positive.

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A Review of Marlena, the Debut Novel of Julie Buntin

Marlena is the stunning, intricately thought out début by young New Yorker Julie Buntin. Fresh with clearly remembered and intimately experienced details of the struggle and turbulence of adolescent life, Buntin pours herself into narrator Cathy, caught in a rut of reminiscing and fantasising on the life of her 15-year-old self, back when she had […]

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Events round-up for the remainder of 2017

We’re so chuffed with the tremendous amount that the team and our project volunteers have achieved in the last 18 months, and to be honest, we’d love the Speaking Out Project to go on forever and ever. However, the time has flown by, and our project will be wrapping up at the end of this […]

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The ‘Abracadabra’ of a Novel – Ece Temelkuran

In the penultimate week of Women in Translation Month, we’re very excited to present a guest blog post from Turkish journalist and author Ece Temelkuran. Here she tells us about her most recent novel, Women Who Blow On Knots, and the strange sensation produced by life imitating art.

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