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Image from a guest book in the Dorothy Dick archive. Credit: GWL collection

A Spoon is the Safest Vessel

1st November, 2019 - 1st February, 2020

In this exhibition, a new collaboration between emerging artists Juliane Foronda, Kirsty Russell and Tako Taal explores the barely visible gestures and behind the scenes work that make up a hosting practice.

Making Her Mark: Jane Arthur

Making Her Mark: Celebrating Women in Renfrewshire

23rd January at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 26th June, 2020

Can you name a Renfrewshire heroine? How are women’s lives reflected in Renfrewshire’s towns and villages? How are they celebrated or remembered? Bring your stories and ideas to this exciting new project. A chance to try out something new, take part in creative workshops and make friends.

Readers of Colour

Readers of Colour

29th January at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Come along to our Edinburgh reading group to discover and chat about poetry, fiction, and narrative non-fiction by women writers of colour.

Story Cafe. Credit: GWL

Story Café

30th January at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on 20th February, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on 5th March, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on 19th March, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on 26th March, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on 2nd April, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on 7th May, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on 14th May, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on 13th February, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Put a spring in your step at Story Café and hear stories and poems by women writers from around the world! From edge-of-your-seat espionage to tales of heart-warming tenderness, Story Café will spark your curiosity and freshen your perspective. 

Making Her Mark: Jane Arthur

Making Her Mark: Celebrating Women in Renfrewshire

30th January at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 26th June, 2020

Can you name a Renfrewshire heroine? How are women’s lives reflected in Renfrewshire’s towns and villages? How are they celebrated or remembered? Bring your stories and ideas to this exciting new project. A chance to try out something new, take part in creative workshops and make friends.

Reading Group for Muslim Women, May 2017. Credit: GWL

Reading Group for Muslim Women

31st January at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Reading group focuses on books written by Muslim women or with topics of particular relevance to Muslim women today, and we also watch films together. If you are passionate about books and love to share them with others, or you simply want to get into the habit of reading, this group is for you!

A hand holds up a GWL Borrower Card bearing the GWL logo, a red circle with a green figure of a woman and an 'i' for information. There are bookshelves and an architect's model of the building behind.

Warm Welcome

1st February at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 3rd February, 2020

GWL Warm Welcome drop-in days take place on the first Saturday of every month. If you are new to GWL this is a friendly relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our programme and collections. We’d love to welcome you here!

Writing for Performance – Playwriting for Muslim Women. Credit: GWL

Writing for Performance: Muslim Women’s Stories

1st February at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 5th April, 2020

These workshops place Muslim women at the heart of their own creative experience and provide the space, time and support needed to tell your stories in your own terms. These sessions are led by experienced playwright and producer, Sara Sharaawi, who will share skills to help you build tension and write dialogue as well as give you the unique chance to work with professional actors and artistic director Jemima Levick!

Open Book Credit: GWL

Open Book

4th February at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

These vibrant and thoughtful monthly Open Book sessions led by poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill are perfect for seasoned writers and beginners alike.

A photo of the front of GWL, with a blackboard sign saying 'Hello, Everyone Welcome' in front.

Spring Programme Launch

6th February at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

It’s our Spring programme launch! Come along for a warm welcome to hear what’s coming up, see the new exhibitions, browse the book sale and meet the team.

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