Blog

Staff, volunteers, interns and student placements share updates from projects and events at Glasgow Women’s Library

Autumn 2019 Programme Out Now

Our Autumn Programme 2019 is now available and you can pick up your copy of the beautiful printed brochure at GWL, take a look on our website, or download a pdf programme to find out all about events and projects happening this season.

Bold Types Logo that shows a piece of paper with squiggles on it to represent text. The paper has another green rectangle behind it and next to this it says 'Bold Types'

Bold Types: Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition

Be bold and submit your short stories and poems to Scotland’s only free creative writing competition for women. Our theme this year is Blether!

Scottish Campaign to Resist The Atomic Message protest

Women Change the World

The long history of challenges faced by women has been countered by the activism of women, as we organise to change the inequalities and injustices that we face within society. The campaigning that activist women of the past undertook can be contrasted with the campaigns of activist women in the present. These parallels highlight how […]

Story Cafe

Story Café Recap: Fantastic Kenyan Activism and Art

To celebrate this week’s Book Bunk visit to GWL, our Story Café Special focused on Kenyan writers and activists. Read a summary of the Kenyan fiction, films and organisations we discussed.

Book Bunk Volunteering

Our volunteer Jacquie was asked to help with admin tasks on the Book Bunk project. Glasgow Women’s Library is sharing its experience and knowledge with this, equally fantastic, organisation which is reviving 3 libraries in Nairobi. This made her reflect on her time volunteering at the library.

Flatlay of an open book partly lying on a tartan blanket and on a wooden table. On the right-hand side of the book are a cup of coffee and a piece of apple lattice pie on a plate.

Our Volunteers and Staff Recommend: This Month’s Book Picnic

Check out our reading recommendations from this month’s book picnic featuring historical fiction novels, a feminist recipe book, a feminist manifesto, etc.

Join our Paper Grrls

Our Paper Grrls spread GWL programmes across the city by bike, on foot and by public transport! If you have a couple of hours each season and would like to join us in spreading the word and celebrating the lives and achievements of women, we’d love to hear from you.

Home Where Home Is Not

Home Where Home Is Not: On the Fruitfulness of Exchange

One of our volunteers, Daphne, has collaborated on a blog post with her fellow volunteers Mary, Annie, and Aileen, about their group visit to Home Where Home Is Not.

CENA#3 Intersections: Collaborative Artistic Workshops

OPEN CALL for artists from Visual Arts, Theatre and Performance to be part of a series of collaborative workshops exploring the subject of political resistance with Aby Cohen, Scenographer and art director. 

Interregnum no. 1, laser cut puzzle bricks, cork and wool, by Sogol Mabadi, 2018. Credit: Iman Tajik

Home Where Home is Not: A Response

One of our volunteers, Milly, has written a really personal response to our current exhibition, Home Where Home is Not. Milly also invites you to come and see the works of the artists Sogol Mabadi and Birthe Jorgensen, and consider what home means to you.