Emily Ilett

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Open the Door 2021: Enter our Calm Slam!

Calling all unheard poets! Submit your poem to our Open the Door 2021 Calm Slam competition!

Spring Programme: Events at a Glance

Now that the days are slowly getting lighter, we’re delighted to be launching our new Spring programme of events! With a focus on kindness, community, creativity and activism, we hope there’s something for everyone. All of our events take place online, whilst some of our exhibitions may take place in the Library building. Our programme includes story […]

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Glasgow Women’s Library: Open this Autumn

With Glasgow moving into Level 4 Covid-19 restrictions, the GWL building will be closed from 4pm on Friday 20th November.

Green Learning

We’d like to share with you what has recently been shaping our thinking about climate justice, carbon reduction and our role in caring for our environment. In a climate of pain, uncertainty, deep and deepening inequalities and environmental crisis, we have been turning to feminist leadership and solutions to look to the future and imagine a radically different world.

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 […]