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.
This week I was very pleased to host a visit from Antoinette Seymour, the Archivist at the College of the Bahamas. Antoinette has been on a whistle stop tour of archives across Scotland and Glasgow Women’s Library was the last stop on her travels. Antoinette previously volunteered at the Library, cataloguing the records of ENACT [...]
Summer is almost here, although you wouldn’t believe it looking outside at the moment. We have some great activities for you to take part in, no matter where you are in the world!
Join one of our unique and inspiring Women’s Heritage Walks this summer and learn while taking in some sunshine (we hope).
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!
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…
This is by no means easy reading. I found I could only manage a few chapters at a time before turning to something more cheerful, but I always came back to it. It’s an important story which happened within living memory and we should never forget the barbarism, but also the courage and instinct for survival, of which humans are capable.
For the last few months staff, volunteers and learners at GWL and beyond have been speaking about sectarianism – what it is, how it affects women, their lives, and their communities, and what can women do about it.
We haven’t yet relocated and are still open here at Berkeley Street, but planning is well under way for our move…
We emerged from our prison like hostel with its high steel bunk beds and stained hairy blankets.