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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.

Three Month with the National Project

“I’m looking forward to exploring ways of learning and educating outside school, and the student teacher relationship. By working with the National Project and getting to know the Lifelong Learning Programme, I will hopefully be closer to an answer to that question by the end of my internship.” I wrote these lines almost three month […]

Writers and rebels – Bold Types 2018

Our intern Lisa tells us about her involvement in GWL’s Bold Types writing competition.   When I applied for my internship at GWL last spring, I was told that one thing I would be doing was to be a first round judge for a creative writing competition. At that point I had absolutely no idea […]

Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Rare Artemisia Gentileschi Self Portrait to Tour to GWL in March 2019

While unveiling the newest addition to the national collection, the National Gallery also revealed some exciting plans for her future that we’re delighted to be a part of.

The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Here are my thoughts on The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. It’s the perfect world to jump in to if you’re craving to be somewhere other than here and somewhere a bit more exciting.

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‘Find Your Place’ by Katalina Watt

‘Find Your Place’ by Katalina Watt was written during the Autumn series of ‘Secret Garden’ creative writing workshops, run by Glasgow Women’s Library in partnership with Edinburgh Art Festival.

Book Christmas Tree

Tips for a more sustainable and eco-friendly holiday season

With the holidays just around the corner, GWL volunteer Jenn shares some of her favourite tips and tricks for a more sustainable and eco-friendly holiday season.