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New Polls on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Show Widespread Abuse

I, like thousands and thousands of others across the world, have been repulsed by the almost never-ending allegations levelled against Miramax co-founder and Hollywood big wig Harvey Weinstein over the past few weeks. It’s utterly horrible to ponder what these brave women endured at his hands and unchecked whims, and how they scared they must […]

There’s a first time for everything: Travelling Gallery and Glasgow Women’s Library on the road

In Spring 2017 the artist Lauren Printy Currie completed a three month residency at GWL. Lauren’s new Travelling Gallery exhibition, Her body remembered a night-blooming cereus, sweated industry and salt (what came near), which was inspired by her time at GWL, is now touring the length and breadth of Scotland. Here, Luba the GWL national lifelong learning intern tells us about life at GWL and on the road with Travelling Gallery…

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Bold Types: Our 2016 Winners

Ahead of the closing date of our 2017 Bold Types: Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition, we thought we’d share the work of our 2016 competition winners to serve as inspiration.

My Week at the Glasgow Women’s Library

My first day at GWL! I was initially introduced to a flurry of people – sorry, women – whom greeted me with warmth in their eyes. It was a Monday, however, and it was 10 o’clock in the morning, so everyone spoke tiredly of their weekends and got straight to work.

Catherine Morrison, Royal Army Medical Corp Nurse

Archive volunteer, Katy Owen, tells us about a wonderful new donation to the collection.

Am I Blue: A Review Taster for Story Café Special: Sister Creatures!

Alice Walker’s 1986 short work Am I Blue is a poignant and thought-provoking story which, at surface level, details a woman’s friendship with a horse she names Blue, while, on a deeper level, follows in the footsteps of Walker’s other works and plays easel to a canvas upon which the author paints a bleak yet […]

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Digital Book Group: Anuradha Roy Answers Our Questions

In August, GWL Digital Book Group read Sleeping on Jupiter by Anuradha Roy, winner of the 2016 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Here Anuradha answers our reader questions.

Art workshops at Glasgow East Women’s Aid

The Speaking Out Project hosted three art workshops with Glasgow East Women’s Aid in August and September 2017 in partnership with Frances Corr, an artist and former GEWA volunteer. Some of the artwork created by the women in the workshops is now on display as part of the Speaking Out exhibition, showing at Glasgow Women’s […]

Story Cafe with Chitra Ramaswamy

Glasgow Women’s Library Shortlisted for the CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award

Glasgow Women’s Library’s popular Story Café has been shortlisted for the CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award, alongside libraries in Suffolk, Kirklees and Norfolk.

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October’s Digital Book Group Read: Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid

The next book we’re reading as part of our GWL Digital Book Group is Val McDermid’s Northanger Abbey.