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Herland: Burns Night/Woolf Supper

27th January, 2017 at 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

£10 – £20
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An evening of dining and readings, celebrating the shared birthdays of Robert Burns and Virginia Woolf, exploring existing links between these two writers and forging new contemporary ones.

Herland: Burns Night/Woolf Supper, Friday 27th January, 7pm to 10.30pm

Following last year’s sell out inaugural Herland, 2017’s Alter Native Burns Night takes its cue from the fact Scotland’s national poet shares a birthday with feminist writer, Virginia Woolf. High time then for a Herland Burns Night/Woolf Supper!

Join Salonniere’s and poets Jane Goldman and JL Williams in the ultimate A Room of Our Own (our lush Reading Room) for a divine supper, moving music, passion-filled poetry and a Bloomsbury flavoured ‘Toast to the Lassies’. This unique Bard-infused Bohemian gathering will showcase Burns and Woolf inspired works by talented writers and musicians including Sophie Collins, Lila Matsumoto, Nuala Watt, Rahat Zahid, and MacGillivray.

Dress code: Bloomsbury with a Burns Night twist.

Would you like to perform at Herland?

We are calling for new compositions to be performed at Herland: Burns Night/Woolf Supper. Submit your poems and performance pieces inspired by both writers. We welcome your experiments putting Woolf into Burns stanzas (Habbies), or Scottish ballad form, putting Burns into Woolfian ways, or bringing the two together in any form you please.

Please email your entries to info@womenslibrary.org.uk with Burns/Woolf in the subject field by Tuesday 20th December and include your full name, a contact number, and tell us whether or not you would be interested in performing on Friday 27th January should your work be selected.


This event is now fully booked. If you would like to have your name added to the waiting list please email emily.ilett@womenslibrary.org.uk with your name and mobile number, and specify how many tickets you would like. If tickets become available we will contact you.

This event is open to all (18+) and we prefer for tickets to be booked in advance whenever possible. This event costs £20 full price. We offer subsidised places at £10 for students, people on a low income, unemployed or those in receipt of benefit and Friends of GWL. If you are eligible for a subsidised place select the subsidised ticket below, or come in to the Library to book.

This event is part funded by BEMIS Scotland via the ‘Scottish Winter Festivals’ small grants programme. This is a partnership between BEMIS Scotland and the Scottish Government to facilitate diverse, multicultural celebrations as part of Scotland’s objective to foster an Inclusive National Identity.

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27th January, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
£10 – £20
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


Glasgow Women’s Library
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0141 550 2267