Emily Ilett

Illustration of GWL's Story Cafe. Credit: Johanne Deffarges, 2020

Autumn Programme: Events at a Glance

This Autumn, we have a host of free online events for you to get involved with, including creative writing workshops, reading groups, exhibitions and more!

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Bold Types: Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition

Be bold & submit your short stories and poems to our Bold Types creative writing competition. Our theme this year is Future, and we’d love to see where it takes you!

Our Summer Programme!

We’ve got a host of exciting events taking place online this Summer and we’d love for you to join us!

Home E-Zine

We’re thrilled to share Home an online e-zine made by Glasgow Women’s Library’s Spring Create and Connect Group, 2020.

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Birdsong Haiku

This Open the Door Festival, we’re inviting you to fill our Twitter with birdsong by writing your own Birdsong Haiku or sharing poetry you love on birds and their dawn chorus and afternoon chatter.

A Handful of Green Stats

In the coming weeks our Green Creative Cluster (a group of staff and volunteers working to minimise GWL’s impact on the environment) are introducing some of its work in a series of blog posts.  Today, Becca and Emily talk about stats. Hello everyone! Following on from Doreen and Mary’s beautiful blog about our garden, we […]

Seeing the Unseen

GWL Volunteer Aileen writes about helping to organise the Seeing the Unseen film and the importance of this documentary about 17 Icelandic autistic women for her.

Motif of Three Doves – taken from painted ceiling at Riddle’s Court. Credit: Riddles Court

This Woman of Riddles Court

Following creative writing workshops this Autumn, Amy B. Moreno shares a powerful extract from her short story response exploring the lives of three nineteenth century women, written as prompted by a Victorian Panel in Riddles Court.

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Give the Gift of GWL Friendship!

This year, we’re excited to be launching our Glasgow Women’s Library Gift Friendships, a chance to give a lucky person in your life an ethical change-making gift this Christmas!

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Out and About this Winter

As well as the events, workshops and exhibitions you can see in our public programme, our National team work in prisons, with community groups and in partnership with other fantastic organisations across Scotland to deliver more exciting projects! Here’s what we’ve got coming up this Winter…