Naomi Brown

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Art Night 2021: An interview with the Guerrilla Girls

This summer, Art Night is expanding out of London and across the country, taking place in locations from Skye to Eastbourne and from Derry to Abergavanny, at a range of sites, including billboards, country parks, train stations, and on an island.  Art Night commissions will also be broadcast online, for 48 hours on Tuesday and […]

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We’re Back!

We are so thrilled to have been able to welcome visitors back to GWL since 4th May, and our opening hours are currently limited to Tuesdays – Fridays, from 11am – 4pm.  However, we will soon be extending our opening hours so that, hopefully, more of you will be able to visit us.  From Saturday 29th […]

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One Week To Go!

The GWL building is reopening on Tuesday 4th May. We’re really looking forward to it! This week staff and volunteers have been busy at the building getting it ready for us to welcome visitors again.  What do you need to know?  Unless you are exempt please bring a face covering to wear while you’re here. […]

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Open the Door 2021: Programme Launch

OPEN THE DOOR: SCOTLAND’S WOMEN WRITERS FESTIVAL Thursday 20th – Saturday 22nd May 2021 We are delighted to announce the 2021 Open the Door programme, the literary festival that puts women to the fore. Inspired by Glasgow’s long history of bold, creative women, the theme this year is writers who are artists and artists who are writers, and […]

Covid-19 update, February – April 2021

On 23rd February, the Scottish Government announced its updated Strategic Framework on Covid-19, with initial timescales for the easing of some restrictions, and a commitment to publish a more detailed version of the Framework in mid-March. At this time, there is no agreed date that allows the reopening of Libraries and Museums in Scotland and therefore, in […]

GWL’s Winter SurThrival Kit

GWL’s Winter SurThrival Kit With our building now closed for the festive season we wanted to find a way to bring some of that feel-good GWL warmth and cheer into your homes. So, we’ve put together a holiday hamper of sorts, something which we are calling our Winter SurThrival Kit. We hope that this toolkit helps you to […]

Best feel-good books: comfort reads you can enjoy over the winter months

It might be cold, dreich and dark outside but there’s plenty to love about winter: the chilly, grey days are the perfect excuse to stay inside and indulge in one of our favourite pastimes, reading. The Danish concept of hygge is still having its moment, and for good reason: it encourages us to indulge in […]

Documenting the New Normal: a small selection

Since the initial lockdown began on 23rd March, several of our wonderful Glasgow Women’s Library volunteers have been sharing weekly reflections, diaries and creative writing. As well as being fun, this has been a great way of checking in with each other. Each piece of writing provides a different perspective on the pandemic. We’re delighted to share a selection of these […]

Nature Writing Activities

Here are some activities you can do while spending time in your local park, woods, nature reserve, or any natural place, to help you do some creative writing. You can respond to these in any language (or combination of languages), and there’s no wrong answers. You can adapt these to do inside your home or […]

BHM: Black Women Writers

October 2020 marked Black History Month, first celebrated in the United Kingdom in 1987,  BHM is an annual event to remember celebrate and honour the achievements, culture and history of Black people. Throughout October we celebrated Black Women Writers by sharing a book or piece of writing a day on our Instagram and Twitter feeds. […]