National Lifelong Learning Blog

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.

Blue tit sitting on a branch

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.

Helen Keller

Out and About this Winter

As well as the events, workshops and exhibitions you can see in our public programme, our National team work in prisons, with community groups and in partnership with other fantastic organisations across Scotland to deliver more exciting projects! Here’s what we’ve got coming up this Winter…

8 book covers of books written by women in the interwar years

Out & About this Summer

The national summer programme got off to a great start in Edinburgh in June with two events: Our Create and Connect writing group, which meets in Edinburgh held a showcase event at the Scottish Poetry Library. Group members met with development worker Nadine in advance to practice and get support on performing their work, then […]

Readers of Colour x Fringe of Colour

Readers of Colour X Fringe of Colour

This Summer, we are excited to take part in Fringe of Colour, aiming to increase the access of young people of colour in Edinburgh to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Join us to see Fringe shows and enjoy reading and talking together!