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21 Revolutions Book Launch
8th March, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm| Free
Join us on International Women’s Day at the Library to officially launch the 21 Revolutions publication. Contributing writers Louise Welsh, Zoe Strachan, Muriel Gray and Kirsty Logan will be reading their fabulous new works and copies of our stunning new book will be available to buy, with other artists and writers on hand to sign them hot off the press. Further very special guests to be announced.
21 Revolutions Book Launch at GWL
Saturday 8th March, 4pm
This event is free of charge. Contact us on 0141 550 2267 or click here to book your place(s).
More information on the 21 Revolutions book
Following a successful programme of exhibitions and readings our 21 Revolutions publication will be launched in 2014.
The publication brings together a remarkable group of 21 women writers and 21 women artists who are amongst the most significant creatives working in Scotland. Marking Glasgow Women’s Library’s first two decades, they have generated an exciting, powerful body of new art and writing inspired by the Library’s diverse, historically important treasures, from suffragette brooches to women’s liberation badges.
With three newly commissioned introductory essays and a fascinating survey of the gems housed within the lending library, archive and museum collections, this publication offers a beautiful, original array of art and writing, with a unique insight into one of the most significant cultural resources in Scotland and the group of cutting edge artists and writers it has inspired.
Here’s what others say:
21 Revolutions illuminates how much history and memories inform women’s imagination and creativity, as well as their politics. A brilliant collage of artists’ and writers’ responses – sombre, poignant, quirky, funny and challenging – to the rich and varied collections of Glasgow Women’s Library, this book is a revelatory and moving testimony to the interconnections between past and present.
Dr Esther Breitenbach, Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh
Buy it for your daughters, mother and grandmothers, but make sure your sons read it too.
Dr Elspeth King, Director, Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum
Copies of 21 Revolutions will be available to buy directly from GWL, both in the Library and online, from 8th March. We are also offering a tempting 10% discount to all those booking onto any of the launch events and to Friends of GWL.
The 21 Revolutions book launch is sponsored by Barefoot Wine.