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Full steam ahead with #FlashFictionFriday

We have been thrilled with the quality and variety of flash fiction stories submitted in response to our first #FlashFictionFriday prompt.  “Wendy’s Strange Encounter” is an image we uncovered in a 1950’s annual for girls, one of many in our archive.  Although quite typical of the images found in publications for girls at that time, […]

Spring Programme Launch Night

A little review on launch night of GWL Spring Launch programme.

Welcome Our New Intern

We are happy to welcome our new intern, Mhairi, In this short blog post, she will be introducing herself and letting you know what she plans on doing at GWL.

An illustration of a woman who has just come face to face with a bear. Above the illustration it says 'Wendy's Strange Encounter'

#FlashFictionFriday is back!

Placement student Sue introduces us to #FlashFictionFriday

A green tinted cover that shows two women standing with their bikes. The text reads "Glasgow Women's Library: February to May 2019. “The first law of ecology is that everything is connected to everything else.” ― Nan Shepherd, The Living Mountain"

Spring 2019 Programme Out Now!

Our Spring 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.

1918 - 2018 Celebrating Votes for Women (Vote 100 logo)

Introducing our new intern

Ambra takes a moment to introduce herself as GWL’s latest intern, working with us for the next six months on our Vote 100 project.

Swansong by Kerry Andrew

Oh how the holidays come and go- I spent my time on the sofa getting through Swansong by author Kerry Andrew; her first novel, an adaption of a Scottish ballad. I won’t spoil any twists or turns so don’t be frightened! Enclosed are simply my thoughts on the book.

Kirsty McBride on being our first Visual Communication Resident

Kirsty became our first Visual Communication Resident in 2015 and has continued to work with us ever since.  Here she shares some of the projects she worked on and what the residency meant for her. You can see more of Kirsty’s work at www.kirstymcbride.co.uk   Being Communication Designer in Residence at Glasgow Women’s Library was […]

Women in the Landscape Creative Writing Session at Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre, October 2018

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS! Our Space, Our Place: Creating Ecofeminism

Our Space, Our Place: Creating Ecofeminism Glasgow Women’s Library Saturday 30th March 2019 10am-4pm       Global ecological activism is built on the work of women. Yet the value of women’s environmental campaigning and action often remains invisible.         Our Space, Our Place: Creating Ecofeminism, a partnership between researchers at universities […]

Linder's flag for Bower of bliss flying outside Glasgow Women's Library against a blue sky. The flag is a collage of bright pink mouths set in foliage like flowers.

Epic Eighteen: Thank you for a truly incredible year

I suppose that being drawn to reflect upon the past year is natural as we start to close up our wonderful Library for the festive period. As 2018 dawned, I truly didn’t think that it could have topped recent years, during which we embarked on renovation works, won multiple awards, welcomed more people through our doors than ever before and delivered incredibly exciting programmes of events. But as it turned out, 2018 was epic.