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GWL Launches Plans for Open the Door 2019

We’re thrilled to launch more news about Open the Door 2019, the third outing of Scotland’s literary festival that puts women to the fore.

Statement on GWL’s withdrawal from the Audacious Women Festival

After withdrawing our involvement in the Audacious Women Festival (AWF) last week, we feel it is necessary for us to provide a fuller explanation. We do this in order to provide full transparency around what led us to this difficult decision and to communicate what we have learned as an organisation through this process.

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Spring 2019 Programme Out Now!

Our Spring Programme 2019 is now available and you can pick up your copy of the beautiful printed brochure at GWL, take a look on our website, or download a pdf programme to find out all about events and projects happening this season.

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Rare Artemisia Gentileschi Self Portrait to Tour to GWL in March 2019

While unveiling the newest addition to the national collection, the National Gallery also revealed some exciting plans for her future that we’re delighted to be a part of.

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‘Find Your Place’ by Katalina Watt

‘Find Your Place’ by Katalina Watt was written during the Autumn series of ‘Secret Garden’ creative writing workshops, run by Glasgow Women’s Library in partnership with Edinburgh Art Festival.

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Ethical Gift Ideas from GWL

The festive season is fast approaching and we’ve put together a list of the perfect ethical presents that you can buy from your favourite library, museum and archive. All the items that are sold from our shop, both online and in the library, help to support our life-changing work. Not only do we celebrate women’s lives, […]

GWL’s Adele Patrick Embarks on a Clore Leadership Fellowship

GWL Creative Development Manager Adele Patrick is taking a sabbatical to embark on a Clore Leadership Fellowship. Here she tells us about the programme and what taking part means to her.


Widening Access to Digital Resources Internship

Applications are now open for an internship we’ll be hosting later on in the year and into 2019 (6 months part time), funded by the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities. The programme is open to arts and humanities PhD students in Scotland, regardless of funding source. 

“You are looking at a roaring dyke” – Remembering Jackie Forster

Placement student Morna McMurtry has been working with the GWL Collections team and the Lesbian Archive. Here she remembers activist Jackie Forster.

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Glasgow Women’s Library: Museum of the Year for so many

An update from GWL in the wake of the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 results.