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

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COP26 Explained

COP26 is due to take place this November in Glasgow. But what does that mean? This blog introduces the United Nations 26th Climate Change Conference and details why it is so important.

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‘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.

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Ingrid Pollard: References

We share a short list of some references important to Ingrid Pollard in relation to her solo exhibition No Cover Up at Glasgow Women’s Library this Summer.

Invisible Disability and Feminism

I am currently undertaking my MSc Applied Gender Studies and Research Methods with a focus on feminism and disability. I have a particular interest in invisible disabilities such as chronic fatigue syndrome as this mostly affects women and challenges our assumptions about disability. Reading and writing about constructions of gender and constructions of disability has […]

June 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 remotely, giving all of us some valuable social interaction and providing us with many excellent book suggestions…

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Art Night 2021: An interview with the Guerrilla Girls

This summer, Art Night is expanding out of London and across the country, taking place in locations from Skye to Eastbourne and from Derry to Abergavanny, at a range of sites, including billboards, country parks, train stations, and on an island.  Art Night commissions will also be broadcast online, for 48 hours on Tuesday and […]

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In Conversation with Kate Charlesworth and Shazleen Khan: A Review for GWL’s Open the Door Festival

A review of my night at GWL’s Open the Door with Kate Charlesworth and Shazleen Khan talking all things graphic novels.

We are recruiting!

Glasgow Women’s Library is seeking to recruit two Administration and Project Workers. We are looking for organised, proactive and creative individuals who can embrace a wide-ranging role to join our dynamic team.

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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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Women & Graphic Novels: A Guide

Hello everyone, it’s Ashley here to talk all things feminist and queer in graphic novels. On Tuesday, if you were on twitter, you might have noticed my thread on the GWL account that was a little guide of where to start with graphic novels if you’re unfamiliar to the medium or would just like to […]