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Mary Wollstonecraft #WomanOfTheWeek

This week’s #WomanOfTheWeek is Mary Wollstonecraft

#FlashFictionFriday – is this ringing a bell?

We have had some lovely responses to our Artemisia flash fiction prompt.  Well done and thank you so much to all those who contributed. This week we have chosen a very special artifact from the GWL archive.   These photographs show the back and front faces of a small porcelain bell.  One side depicts a […]

The Pleasure Seekers by Tishani Doshi

March has been rainy and rainy with a side of chill and more rain. I beckon you, please, to indulge in prize winning poet Tishani Doshi’s The Pleasure Seekers where things are much warmer.

Image of important women in history in relation to Women's History Month.

Inspiring Songs to Listen to During Women’s History Month

Our intern Mhairi, in celebration of Women’s History Month has listed ten songs which she is inspired or empowered by as a woman and feminist.

Elderly lady standing tall with a red coat, looking into the horizon with a duffel bag by her side.

Our volunteers and staff recommend… this month’s Book Picnic

Spring is just around the corner, and we’ve all probably enjoyed those few rays of sunlight that are starting to peer out from behind the clouds in between the frequent showers. In this month’s book picnic, we recommend a varied selection of books that will match any type of weather. We include all kinds of […]

#FlashFictionFriday – Artemisia inspires!

There is a palpable air of excitement here at the library as this self portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi as Saint Catherine of Alexandria is here.  More information about the exhibition can be found here: https://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/artemisia/ Artemisia Gentileschi was born in Rome in 1593.  Despite an eventful life, which included being raped at 17, enduring an arduous […]

Glasgow Women's Library Sign in the Sun

Happy International Women’s Day – From the Heart

In the 26 years I’ve been involved, there’s not much I haven’t found myself doing for Glasgow Women’s Library. Through love, through necessity, but always with a profound belief in GWL’s potential in transforming the lives of women for the better. Like many women’s and other equalities organisations, GWL grew from the grass-roots: founded and […]

#FlashFictionFriday – the tip of the iceberg

This week we have chosen a very special image for our #FlashFictionFriday prompt.  It is our highly-prized umbrella stand which was reputedly painted by Suffragettes in Duke Street Prison over 100 years ago.  From the beauty of its painted wrought iron structure and mitred shape to the mystery suggested by the bent guard rail,  this […]

Black Snow Falling by L.J. MacWhirter

Here are my thoughts on Black Snow Falling.

#FlashFictionFriday stirs memories

We wondered if the flash fiction prompt we posted here last Friday would bring back memories for some people. And indeed it did. Here a writer tweets that she could not resist the prompt and has given us a beautiful and heartwarming tale of transformation, She planned on rescuing her daughter from the radicals and ne’er-do-wells. […]