One of the very well-utilised reference books at GWL is the Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women. First published in 2006, the second edition published in 2018 features nearly 200 new entries and we are delighted that next week we host an event to mark The New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women.
In this blog post we hear from Tobey who has been on a student placement at GWL since October 2018. In Tobey’s last week at the library she shares with us her experiences supporting the Hannah Leighton-Boyce and Ruth Barker exhibition.
Ahead of the first research workshop ‘Hitherto Unknown’ we launch a call out for books in Tillie Olsen’s reading lists to help complete the collection at Glasgow Women’s Library.
We are delighted to hear from Take One Action Film Festival’s Executive Director Tamara Van Strijthem as they launch their 11th film festival, which includes a fully booked event ‘Women Making Change’ at GWL later this month.
Founded in 2016, ROAR stands for Represent, Object, Advocate, Rewrite. ROAR is a group working to combat inequality in Scottish writing and publishing. More details on the group will be available soon. Upcoming activities with ROAR: Thursday 23rd August, Take Over Tent, Edinburgh International Book Festival, 11am to 12.30pm Time To ROAR: Time is up […]
Adele Patrick is a Guest Selector at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. Adele has curated a series of panel discussions for the ‘Revolting Women’ programming strand, as well as a GWL Herland special, and the three day Take Over Tent for Revolting Women! Find out more below about what to expect at this year’s festival, and to learn where you can find us and how to take part.
As part of Open the Door 2018 we hear from writer Hannah Van Hove who reflects on her readings of Spark and her current writing project that considers experimental women writers.
On the close of ‘Our Red Aunt’ by Fiona Jack we hear from student placement Laura Matheson about the literary references and inspirations of Helen Crawfurd.
Laura Matheson joins Glasgow Women’s Library as an exhibition intern, as part of her course MSc Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating and Criticism at the University of Edinburgh and talks to us about Helen Crawfurd, central to our forthcoming exhibition with Fiona Jack.
We are thrilled to be showing a 15 minute clip of Elly’s fascinating documentary film, ‘Angelou on Burns’ during Herland: Alter Native Burns, Friday 26th January, 2018. Here, Elly speaks to us about the process of making the film.