Charlotte Schmiegel

Blog Series: Women’s History and Historical Fiction #3

The final blog in a series exploring the role of historical fiction in highlighting the lives and contributions of women who have been forgotten or ignored.

“We Now Know that We Can Do Anything!”

How Book Bunk and GWL have Thrived under the Pandemic Our ‘Thriving Through Covid’ Mistress Class brought us together again with our much-loved sister organisation Book Bunk, who are working tirelessly to revitalise and reimagine public library spaces in Nairobi. We were thrilled to be partnered with Book Bunk in 2019-2020, as part of a […]

Blog Series: Women’s History and Historical Fiction #2

The second blog in a series exploring the role of historical fiction in highlighting the lives and contributions of women who have been forgotten or ignored.

August Book Picnic

Recommended reads from our staff and volunteers: fiction and non-fiction giving women a voice and sharing their experiences.

Blog Series: Women’s History and Historical Fiction #1

The first of three blogs shedding light on some fictionalised accounts of the lives of important women and their impressive achievements.

Literature Beyond Borders: Pakistani Women Writers

Over these last months, we’ve had a wonderful time partnering with sister organisation The Second Floor (T2F) at PeaceNiche, who are based in Karachi, Pakistan. Their ground-breaking work is focussed on nourishing creativity, celebrating culture and encouraging curiosity. Our partnership project, Literature Beyond Borders, is funded by the British Council, and has enabled us to bring […]

July Book Picnic

“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet”, says American writer Jhumpa Lahiri, and we couldn’t agree more! After all, don’t we all need a little bit of adventure and travelling, especially nowadays? That’s why, on the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members and volunteers come together to […]

“Crazy Talk […] from Another Planet”: Representation and the H(ow)-Word

Hello, dear readers! My name is Carly, I’m an English lit and linguistics student from Germany and I’m currently in the library as part of a four-month student placement. When I’m not getting sidetracked by all the amazing things to be found in the GWL archive, I’m mostly busy cataloguing and listing materials in the […]

June Book Picnic Recommendations

On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members and volunteers share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic. In the current climate, our Book Picnic takes place remotely, giving all of us some valuable social interaction and providing us with many excellent book suggestions…