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Staff, volunteers, interns and student placements share updates from projects and events at Glasgow Women’s Library

A Striking Lens: Recent Additions Recognising Women’s Art

As the Glasgow Women’s Library continues to acquire more books, I will attempt to highlight some of the recent additions that I personally found very intriguing.

May Book Picnic Recommendations

On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members and volunteers share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic. In the current climate, our Book Picnic takes place […]

Open the Door: Laura and Leila

Five years of Opening the Door wide to the world of women’s reading and writing

GWL’s Dr Adele Patrick writes about five years of the groundbreaking Open the Door Festival

Revelations from a three-month student placement

Ronja’s time on placement at GWL was full of revelations… What can they possibly be?

Knowing the Dalits in the Dalit History Month

Hello, my name is Anushka Bhilwar (pronouns: they/she). I am a recent graduate from of Public Policy from University of Stirling, Scotland. Quite recently, my identity of Dalit woman; a […]

May’s Digital Book Group Read: Ill Feelings by Alice Hattrick

The next book which we will be reading in the Digital Book Group is Alice Hattrick’s Ill Feelings, an intrepid, galvanising meditation on illness, disability, feminism, and what it means […]

Women in the Landscape Spines of Ecofeminism and Nature Books in the GWL Collection

Reading and writing as feminist work

While we may not always recognise them as such, the acts of reading or writing are inherently feminist. On both a personal and political level, these undertakings can transform our lives. Curious about what reading and writing meant to other feminists, I asked some volunteers from the Glasgow Women’s Library to share their own experiences with the written word. This is what I found out.

April Book Picnic Recommendations

On the first Wednesday of every month, GWL team members and volunteers share what we’ve read recently at our Book Picnic. In the current climate, our Book Picnic takes place […]

Working is Beautiful: Interview with a Librarian

Ruoying brings you an interview with her grandmother, Li Julan (李菊兰), who will turn 81 this year. She worked at the library for 30 years before retirement and served as the deputy director of Huzhou City Library, China.