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Nan Shepherd Prize

The Nan Shepherd Prize team offer advice on nature writing, submitting books to agents, and opportunities to get your writing noticed.

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Braemarnia and Crossing Borders: Events with The Open University

As part of Open the Door 2020, Open University Scotland provided two films to be screened during the festival. Here we share the films (this will be updated as the festival progresses) and information about The Open University courses.

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Open the Door 2020: Nature Writing Panel

Listen to this podcast looking at nature writing, with Christina Riley, Maria Sledmere and Rebecca Jones. Produced by Jennifer Wood.

Coronavirus and caring for our community

At Glasgow Women’s Library, we are monitoring the COVID-19, often referred to as coronavirus, situation very closely. Here we update you with our response to this growing concern.

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Some of Sara Sheridan’s Sheroes

Just in time for International Women’s Day, and ahead of her event ‘Where Are the Women?’ at GWL on 14th March, we asked Sara Sheridan to name just a few of the women connected to Glasgow that she would call sheroes. 

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Job Vacancy: Digital and Marketing Officer

The deadline for applications for this post has now passed.

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and committed individual for the role of Digital and Marketing Officer.

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Succession E-Zine

We’re thrilled to share Succession, an online e-zine made by Glasgow Women’s Library’s Autumn Winter Create and Connect Group, 2019/20.

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Ethical Gift Ideas from Glasgow Women’s Library

December is just around the corner and with this month comes the season of giving. We believe that giving gifts for Christmas, or at any other time of the year, shouldn’t come at the expense of our planet or people. If you’re looking gifts that are ethical and environmentally friendly, look no further than the following suggestions from Glasgow Women’s Library.

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GWL + FLUP: The Podcast with Natasha A. Kelly

In this first episode of Glasgow Women’s Library and FLUP the podcast, Tomiwa Folorunso sits down with author, curator and lecturer Dr. Natasha A. Kelly.

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In October, members of the GWL team headed to Brazil to attend FLUP, a literary festival that takes place in Rio de Janeiro. Here Tomiwa Folorunso reflects on her time at FLUP.