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We want to ensure that as many women as possible can benefit from our unique literary events.

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The Devastating Endemic of Sexism in the Workplace

Shocking – but, unfortunately, perhaps not too surprising – new mental health statistics released by the Scottish Health Survey have shown that young women of the 16-24 age demographic have “significantly lower” levels of mental well-being and societal confidence compared to all other age groups of either gender, but also revealed that mental health conditions […]

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House of Three Book Launch!

House of Three aims to create beautiful books that show case the work of both established and emerging female writers

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Speaking Out Poetry Workshop Part II

To celebrate International Women’s Day, today’s post features a selection of incredible poems written during our second creative writing workshop held in January as part of the events programme running alongside the Speaking Out exhibition at the Museum of Edinburgh and facilitated by feminist poet Nadine Aisha.

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Harpies & Quines: Representing their readers’ letters with campaigns to end Violence Against Women

The tone of Harpies & Quines is one of solidarity and unity, appealing to Scottish women and feminists to stand together. For this post, I would like to give space to magazine no. 5, February/March 1993.

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Myrtle Simpson, Professor Dame Sue Black and Horse McDonald included as 2017 ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’ inductees

Ten Scottish women from the fields of the arts, culture, politics, activism and science have been honoured and inducted into the esteemed Saltire Society ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’ community at a special event held at Glasgow Women’s Library last night.

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New GWL Performance to Raise Awareness of Women’s Experiences of Hate Crime

We launch our groundbreaking new performance to challenge hate crime against women today at City of Glasgow College, and at Glasgow Kelvin College on the 17th March.

To coincide with International Women’s Day, the performances, titled No-one who harms me will go unpunished. I am a woman are choreographed protests and will be a brand new resource to raise awareness of women’s experiences of hate crime in Scotland.

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Books on GWL's library shelves, Ajay Close's 'A Petrol Scented Spring' is the focus.

GWL events speak to the Collection

GWL’s Production Coordinator, Katie Reid, shares what she loves about GWL and one of her favourite items from the GWL collection for our GWL 25 blog series.

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Historical Fiction: Write your own historical adventure!

The Historical Fiction For Fearties workshop is a chance for you to explore this wonderful genre. Lead by Margaret Elphinstone, the Scottish novelist and one of the GWL’s 21 Revolutions writers, it will look at the diaries of Henrietta Liston, an incredible women who wrote extensively about her life and experiences in the 18th century United States.

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(Re)visiting “Jackie”

Do you remember having a favourite magazine when you were young? Were you a Bunty, Diana, Jinty, June or Judy girl? Maybe you preferred Pink or Patches, My Guy or Boyfriend [or maybe girls mags left you cold and it was the Hotspur, Beano or Dandy for you!] .

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