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Two book covers showing The Island Child by Molly Aitken with the GWL logo.

‘Stories Yet to Be Told’: Glasgow Women’s Library Chat to author Molly Aitken

Here from Molly Aitken as she answers a Q and A on her brilliant debut novel The Island Child.

Two figures are photographed standing against a wall which is daubed with colourful graffiti. The figures are dressed in dark clothing and each is wearing a fancy dress style gorilla mask

Summer Programme: Events at a Glance

We’re delighted to be launching our new Summer programme of exhibitions and events! Whilst some of our exhibitions take place in the Library building and our women’s heritage walks take place across the city, most of our events will take place online. Our programme this Summer includes story cafés, art and heritage exhibitions, creative writing workshops, discussion […]

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Open the Door 2021: Enter our Calm Slam!

Calling all unheard poets! Submit your poem to our Open the Door 2021 Calm Slam competition!

Our Summer Programme!

We’ve got a host of exciting events taking place online this Summer and we’d love for you to join us!

Home E-Zine

We’re thrilled to share Home an online e-zine made by Glasgow Women’s Library’s Spring Create and Connect Group, 2020.

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Birdsong Haiku

This Open the Door Festival, we’re inviting you to fill our Twitter with birdsong by writing your own Birdsong Haiku or sharing poetry you love on birds and their dawn chorus and afternoon chatter.

Find Your Words – hints and tips on performance poetry from Courtney Stoddart

One of the highlights of our Open the Door digital festival from 18th to 22nd May 2020 will be GWL’s  first ever digital poetry slam. Although the deadline for main slam entries is now past, we are still taking entries to our ‘calm slam’ for beginners (deadline 8th May). In this blog, performance poet extraordinaire […]

Making Her Mark – Women Artists and Stories from the Poorhouse

Since January 2020, two groups of women have been discovering the fascinating histories of forgotten Renfrewshire women as part of the Making Her Mark project. Here, group tutor Lil Brookes tells us about some of the discoveries they have made… “Making Her Mark” is about making women’s heritage significant to the story of Paisley and […]

A black and white image of a woman on a stage in a tutu. Other performers can be seen in the background, behind her.

Succession E-Zine

We’re thrilled to share Succession, an online e-zine made by Glasgow Women’s Library’s Autumn Winter Create and Connect Group, 2019/20.

Motif of Three Doves – taken from painted ceiling at Riddle’s Court. Credit: Riddles Court

This Woman of Riddles Court

Following creative writing workshops this Autumn, Amy B. Moreno shares a powerful extract from her short story response exploring the lives of three nineteenth century women, written as prompted by a Victorian Panel in Riddles Court.