Emily Ilett

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Bold Types: Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition

Be bold and submit your short stories and poems to Scotland’s only free creative writing competition for women. Our theme this year is Blether!

Join our Paper Grrls

Our Paper Grrls spread GWL programmes across the city by bike, on foot and by public transport! If you have a couple of hours each season and would like to join us in spreading the word and celebrating the lives and achievements of women, we’d love to hear from you.

Readers of Colour x Fringe of Colour

Readers of Colour X Fringe of Colour

This Summer, we are excited to take part in Fringe of Colour, aiming to increase the access of young people of colour in Edinburgh to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Join us to see Fringe shows and enjoy reading and talking together!

Earth Day Reading

Have a look at our selections for Earth Day 2017 reading!

Paying it Forward for Collect:if Herland

Find out more about Herland curated by Collect:if this May and our Pay it Forward fund!

Shauna McMullan, 165 Stars, Found in GWL Lending Library, 2012

25 Years of Stars

GWL’s Lifelong Learning Admin Assistant, Emily Ilett, shares what she loves about GWL and one of her favourite items from the GWL collection for our GWL 25 blog series.