Morag

A small selection of girl's annuals from the archive

From hockey sticks to Cathy and Claire

I started working at Glasgow Women’s library in 2009 as the national lifelong learning development worker. I’ve always felt GWL is a place where everyone and everything is cherished – library users, learners, staff, volunteers as well as the books, stories, artefacts and histories of women we have in our archive. I’ve felt able to […]

All Women Poetry Slam – deadline for performers

Last chance to try for a performance slot at the Harpies Fechters and Quines All Woman Poetry Slam

Woman poets wanted!

We’re looking forward to the second Harpies, Fechters and Quines All Woman Poetry Slam taking place at Out of the Blue Cafe, The Drill Hall, Edinburgh on Thursday 23rd June2016 6pm-9pm, and we’re looking for new and more experienced performance poets to strut their stuff on the night for our 3 judges and lucky audience.

Untold Stories in Milton of Campsie

Glasgow Women’s Library have been working with the East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Tales and Trails project and local people to uncover the hidden stories of women in East Dunbartonshire. At sessions in thirteen towns throughout the area, we’ve been chatting to local residents about women’s history and heritage and mapping and recording stories of […]

Women’s history project news in West Dunbartonshire

  We were really excited to hear that the West Dunbartonshire women’s history group have been successful in getting Sharing Heritage Lottery funding for a new project, to run from 2016-17. The group, who previously took part in a GWL supported women’s history project, are striking out on their own and running the project themselves. Lorna […]

What is Strong? – Modern Scottish Women Artists exhibition in Edinburgh

Following the opening of the Modern Scottish Women artists exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, GWL’s national lifelong learning project has organised special guided tours for women from around Scotland in partnership with National Galleries Scotland. GWL intern Camilla reports back on the first visit which was arranged for women from the […]

Women Making History in West Dunbartonshire – time to celebrate!

In August last year The West Dunbartonshire Women’s History Group, supported by Glasgow Women’s Library, were awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage Grant to fund a year-long project to document and preserve local women’s history. Over this year the women have worked hard to research and record the experiences of West Dunbartonshire women […]

Untold Stories of East Dunbartonshire Women

Glasgow Women’s Library have been working with the East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture Trails and Tales project and local people to uncover the hidden stories of women in East Dunbartonshire. At sessions in Torrance, Kirkintilloch, Westerton, Lenzie and Lennoxtown, we’ve been mapping and recording stories of well-known and unsung heroines. The wealth of local knowledge […]

From feminism to marigolds – volunteer Philippa reports on the Harpies, Fechters and Quines festival

I got in touch with the GWL earlier this year. I’d heard about its work, and as a literature graduate, it combines two of my favourite things – feminism and books! The library put me in touch with Morag, who was organising the Harpies, Fechters and Quines Festival in Edinburgh. Since most of the exciting […]

Women Poets Wanted!

We’re really excited about the Harpies, Fechters and Quines All Woman Poetry Slam at the Forest Cafe, Laurieston Place, Edinburgh,on Wednesday 24th June, and we’re looking for budding performance poets to strut their stuff on the night for our 3 judges and lucky audience.