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

Seeing Things Visits Tramway & Hidden Gardens

Memories of Seeing Things 18th May 2019

This Seeing Things trip was to The Tramway to see Pia Camil’s Bara, Bara, Bara and the Hidden Gardens. I wanted to let everyone know how wonderful the experience was and I decided the best way to this was through pictures. I created the following (let’s call it a zine). If you like the look […]

The Secret Garden

Susan Robinson, shares her written response to our Secret Garden workshops in Edinburgh, facilitated by Nadine Aisha Jassat.

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Summer 2019 Programme Out Now!

Our Summer Programme 2019 is now available and you can pick up your copy of the beautiful printed brochure at GWL, take a look on our website, or download a pdf programme to find out all about events and projects happening this season.

Two paper items and a badge arranged together. The badge says, "Support Women Writers"

Open the Door: Support

In this final blog post, placement student Katie looks at the theme of support. But what do we even mean by “support”?

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#WomanOfTheWeek Naomi Mitchison

Follow our new campaign called #WomanOfTheWeek. Each week we will focus on a new, important, historical female writer and post about her and her work. We will be highlighting the lives of the well-known, groundbreaking feminist writers, as well as the, sometimes, lesser known female authors. Feel free to contribute! We would love to hear […]

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Open the Door: Protest

Three key themes run throughout the exhibition in this year’s Open the Door festival – Celebrate, Protest, and Support – and this blog focuses on the second theme of the Open the Door festival, Protest.

Canvas bag decorated with the slogan "Have Courage and Dare To Dream"

The Feartie Creates

Ever wondered about taking part in a Creative Writing for Fearties session? Want some idea of what happens in the sessions? Exchanging ideas, through writing. Story-telling begins. In bygone girls annuals we find inspiration. And writing begins!

Women Making It and Seeing Things

I went (with Seeing Things), I saw (the Glasgow Zine Festival) and I created a zine (at Women Making It).

Two t-shirts displayed side by side. The t-shirt on the left says "Shhhh Out" and the right-hand t-shirt shows the cover of an edition of Harpies and Quines.

Open the Door: Celebrate

For the past few months, placement student Katie Fannin has been carrying out a research placement in the GWL archives as part of the Applied Gender Studies Masters at the University of Strathclyde, curating the Women’s Words exhibition during her time with us.

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#WomanOfTheWeek Janet Paisley

Follow our new campaign called #WomanOfTheWeek. Each week we will focus on a new, important, historical female writer and post about her and her work. We will be highlighting the lives of the well-known, groundbreaking feminist writers, as well as the, sometimes, lesser known female authors. Feel free to contribute! We would love to hear […]