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How have individuals and collectives imagined alternative ways of living and organising? Inspired by our communities and collections, Life Support considers how artists and activists have addressed and challenged experiences of care, health, education, housing and home life.
ONLINE: Presented in partnership with Living Rent, Scotland’s tenants’ union, this online workshop will explore housing activism as part of feminist struggle, with a focus on creative organising and union-building. Six invited speakers will contribute short presentations on their experiences and research followed by collective feedback and more focused small group discussions.
ONLINE: To celebrate our new friendship with sister organisation PeaceNiche in Karachi, we’re shining the spotlight on South Asian women writers. From print-maker Zarina Hashmi’s intimate memoir, to the poems of Imtiaz Dharker, we’ll be selecting gems from our shelves and savouring their words. We’ll also be giving a warm welcome to Shumaila Amjad from PeaceNiche, who will be sharing highlights from their work.
ONLINE: Want to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) but intimidated by that blank page staring at you? This Fearties session is the ideal place to coax your muse out of hiding and encourage her to enter our Bold Types competition.
ONLINE: Join Readers of Colour online to discover and chat about poetry, fiction, and narrative non-fiction by women and non-binary writers of colour.
Discover new histories of Renfrewshire women uncovered by the Making Her Mark project at this remarkable exhibition!
ONLINE: How have grassroots collectives worked together to sustain and care for each other? This Open Archive explores the traces of feminist, queer, anti-racist, and community organising in the GWL archives, spotlighting material from groups that have built intersecting support networks across political struggles.
If you are new to GWL this is a relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our collections, programmes and projects, and get a full tour and your questions answered. These drop in sessions are a great way to learn more about what goes on in the library.
ONLINE: These vibrant and thoughtful Open Book creative writing sessions are back for Autumn led online by writer Beth Godfrey.
ONLINE: This informal conversation between artists who have created works for the Life Support exhibition and members of the curatorial team will share their perspectives on some of the themes in the show including health and care.