Katie Reid

Photograph of one of Fiona Jack's ceramic pieces installed in the Our Red Aunt exhibition at GWL in 2018. The ceramic piece has a green and brown glaze and has names of authors inscribed into the surface. They aren't fully legible in the photograph but they inspired this blog post.

A Literary Guide to Helen Crawfurd

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.

Photograph of new publication sitting on the top of GWL shelves beside decorations in the suffragette colours, purple, green and white. The publication is quite a large hard back book in a soft pink colour.

Meeting Helen Crawfurd through her own words…

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.

Herland logo on bluey black background which has faint leaves and veins of plants.

Angelou on Burns: Elly Taylor tells us the journey of its making

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.

GWL's logo has a festive feel with snow, a wreath and the women symbol has a scarf and gloves.

GWL logo gets a festive makeover!

As we prepare for our ‘Mull Over Ethical Gifts’ event we hear from GWL volunteer Heather who has given our logo a festive makeover.

Layered fabric with indistinct text in background. Words on white text in foreground which reads 'I just want people to be kind.. it would make a hell of a difference'.

Jessica On Finding Your Feet

This summer we had the delight of hosting Jessica on her student placement. Now back home she is continuing to contribute to the life of GWL through supporting with Seeing Things research and social media. Below, we hear from Jessica as she reflects on her time, and learning, at GWL this summer. 

Yellow fabric tied up with a red ribbon and a large label describing that it has been donated by Adele and was once part of a make-shift table-cloth for pot luck parties at GWL.

A Banner for GWL – donate fabric to Fiona!

Artist Fiona Jack is making a banner for GWL to include in her exhibition here in 2018. We would love you to help by donating fabric for the banner before 4th October.

Books on GWL's library shelves, Ajay Close's 'A Petrol Scented Spring' is the focus.

GWL events speak to the Collection

GWL’s Production Coordinator, Katie Reid, shares what she loves about GWL and one of her favourite items from the GWL collection for our GWL 25 blog series.

Flash Fiction Fridays!

As part of our 25th birthday celebrations we’ll be hosting Flash Fiction Fridays every Friday between Friday 16th September and Friday 16th December on Twitter!

GWL programmes Autumn

Autumn Programme Launched at GWL

Our Autumn Programme 2016 is now officially launched!

Programme for 25th Birthday Autumn 2016

Looking forward to the launch of our Autumn Programme…

Ahead of launching our Autumn programme we hear from Elizabeth Ford and Brianna Robertson-Kirkland who are recent PhD graduates in music from the University of Glasgow. Elizabeth and Brianna are hosting an incredible day at the library to research and discuss women’s education in the arts in the 18th century on Thursday 8th September, one of the earliest events in our new programme which we launch on 18th August.