Read Aloud! Celebrating Commonwealth Women Writing

Would you like to be involved in an exciting project exploring writing by women in Commonwealth countries? And along the way play an active part in developing a new Commonwealth Women’s section for the reading collection at Glasgow Women’s Library?

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In the year that Glasgow hosts the Commonwealth Games, this group will explore together contemporary writing by Commonwealth women. In these reading-aloud sessions we will uncover and share stories and poems reflecting women’s experiences around the globe, and take time to reflect on the similarities and differences.

There will also be fantastic opportunities – regardless of previous experience – for those who would like to develop skills in research, review writing and creative writing, as well as direct contact with readers and writers abroad. This group will be led by Reader in Residence, Magi Gibson. The group is free and open to women only. Come along when you can!

Fridays, 2-3.30pm, until 29th August during our Summer programme.

Check our Events Calendar for upcoming sessions.

Funded by the National Lottery through the Celebrate programme.

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Recent posts from the Commonwealth Women's Writing Blog:

Book Week Scotland – let’s binge on books!

Book Week Scotland is coming back, kicking off on Monday 24th November. So get your diaries out and make some space to binge on books at Glasgow Women’s Library. There’s a Commonwealth Women’s Writing Party and more!

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Ali Cobby Eckermann – Little Bit Long Time

Little Bit Long Time is Ali Cobby Eckermann’s first collection of poetry detailing her struggle as one of Australia’s Stolen Generation. It explores the pain and joy she experienced as she reconnected with her Aboriginal birth mother and ‘her mob’. I found Little Bit Long Time a unique and fresh read that gives us not only the insight into an indigenous community, but also a woman’s longing to find out who she is and where she belongs.

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Commonwealth Women’s Writing Project at GWL!

An Impossible Challenge?

The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow might be over, but at Glasgow Women’s Library a fantastic group of women is still working away on a challenge we set ourselves earlier this year – to identify a contemporary woman poet, short story writer or novelist from every Commonwealth country, source copies of their books and get them onto the shelves at GWL.

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