Katie Reid

Stack of four New Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women books on a wooden table.

Meet the Editors

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.

An exhibition catalogue with the names Ruth Barker and Hannah Leighton-Boyce sits on a white table. On top of the catalogue is a postcard. The postcard is an off-white and in the centre are lots of small paper sqaures grouped together. The squares are yellow and green and together look like the shape of a pear.

An Intern Experience: Hannah Leighton-Boyce and Ruth Barker exhibition

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.

Tillie Olsen 'Silences' at GWL. Credit: GWL

Hitherto Unknown: Research Workshops Tillie Olsen Wish List

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.

Photograph showing a crowd of Palestinian women on a street rally

Take One Action Film Festival: Celebrating the women changing the world!

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.

The words 'Revolting Women' written on top of each other to cover the whole image. The background is red.

Meet ROAR

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 […]

Grey t-shirt with 'A Room of One's Own' emblazoned on the front

GWL at Edinburgh International Book Festival

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.

Photograph of the Everyman’s Library edition Muriel Spark book mentioned in the blog post. The cover shows a black and white image of a woman, possibly Spark, and the tail end of the yellow ribbon is poking out of the bottom of the book.

Muriel Spark: What is this I’m reading?

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.

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.