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Founded in 2016, ROAR stands for Represent, Object, Advocate, Rewrite. ROAR is a group working to combat inequality in Scottish writing and publishing. More details on the group will be available soon. Upcoming activities with ROAR: Thursday 23rd August, Take Over Tent, Edinburgh International Book Festival, 11am to 12.30pm Time To ROAR: Time is up […]

Seeing Things: Re-imagining Rita and Masataka Taketsuru

Read about Seeing Things trip to Kirkintilloch Town Hall to see Re-imagining Rita and Masataka Taketsuru

Life at GWL after Museum of the Year, protesting against Trump and crafting suffragette sashes.

In this blog post, our intern Jeanette talks about getting crafty for GWL, protesting with us and what the past month had in store for her.

Revolting Women Playlists

Adele Patrick, Glasgow Women’s Library’s Lifelong Learning and Creative Development Manager, is a Guest Selector at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. In her role as Guest Selector, Adele asked women writers appearing at the Festival for playlists of songs by women that empower, inspire and get their creative juices flowing. Below, Adele explains more about the […]

“You are looking at a roaring dyke” – Remembering Jackie Forster

Placement student Morna McMurtry has been working with the GWL Collections team and the Lesbian Archive. Here she remembers activist Jackie Forster.

Horse MacDonald, Joyce McMillan, Rosina Bosina, Remzije Sherifi, Sam Ainsley, Jo Clifford, Myrtle Simpson - Outstanding Women of Scotland Inductees 2017

Nominate Your ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’ 2018

Nominations are now officially open for the ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’ 2018 awards. Celebrating exceptional women from all walks of life and Scotland’s unsung heroines since 2015, the ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’ programme is a partnership between the Saltire Society and Glasgow Women’s Library.

The Torch of Woman Kind

Zachari Duncalf, researcher, trainer and consultant, as well as a GWL volunteer, has been foraging through the archives for insight into women’s experiences of the psychiatric system.

Making Sparks with Seeing Things

Read about the Seeing Things group trip to GWL’s own Making Sparks exhibition!

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Glasgow Women’s Library: Museum of the Year for so many

An update from GWL in the wake of the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 results.

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GWL at Edinburgh International Book Festival

Adele Patrick is a Guest Selector at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. Adele has curated a series of panel discussions for the ‘Revolting Women’ programming strand, as well as a GWL Herland special, and the three day Take Over Tent for Revolting Women! Find out more below about what to expect at this year’s festival, and to learn where you can find us and how to take part.