21 Revolutions Podcast: A L Kennedy: Stitches

21 Revolutions Podcast - A L KennedyIn the seventeenth of our Glasgow Women’s Library podcasts A L Kennedy reads her 21 Revolutions piece, Stitches and talks about her inspiration behind the work.

Help us Kickstart 21 Revolutions

We’re excited to now be raising funds via Kickstarter to publish the fantastic 21 Revolutions publication, bringing together the work of 21 world renowned women artists and 21 of Scotland’s foremost women writers, along with the GWL collection items that inspired them and specially commissioned essays.

To mark the Library’s 21st anniversary in 2012, and with the support of funding from Creative Scotland and Museums Galleries Scotland, GWL commissioned 21 women writers and 21 women artists to create new work inspired by items and artefacts in our collections. These new pieces of writing have drawn upon campaign badges, knitting patterns, Suffragette memorabilia, album covers, recipe books, feminist newsletters and other gems found within GWL’s thousands of archive boxes or amongst the hundreds of Library shelves.

Find out more about how you can support our 21 Revolution Kickstarter campaign.

Find out more about the 21 Revolutions here.



  • Posted 22nd January, 2014 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    So you think you can write, Suzanne? Yes, but very much sort of, after hearing this moving piece from A.L. Kennedy. In her own voice it has particular conviction and resonance, and it touches my own experience at several points. I hope when the time comes that it is her autograph I can select for my bookmark. Thank you.

  • Posted 23rd January, 2014 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    I’m so pleased you enjoyed the podcast Suzanne. I think it is a real gem too. Thanks for being such a GWL champion. Adele x

  • Posted 28th July, 2016 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    This story is beautifully written. so evocative that it made me cry, which never happens with stories usually. A. L. Kennedy packs a punch with such powerful prose. Her writing is exquisite. Do read this, and read more of her work.

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