I have written a little bit about our trip to Flup Festival in Rio de Janeiro a previous blog [link] and particularly it’s poetry slam, but I wanted to acknowledge another important aspect of the festival, that it was a gathering that brought global Black activists into dialogue with the specific context of Brazil, home to the largest Black community beyond the African continent, but often a blindspot in English speaking histories of African Diaspora.
The poetry slam at FLUP feels like the heart of the festival. In this final episode of Glasgow Women’s Library and FLUP the podcast, Tomiwa Folorunso finds sits down with one of the founders of FLUP, Julio Ludemir and some of the poetry slammers to find out more about this special event.
In this second episode of Glasgow Women’s Library and FLUP the podcast, Tomiwa Folorunso sits down with Funmilola Fagbamila, the Nigerian-American activist, playwright, author and scholar, one of the original organisers of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
PhD researcher Rebecca Jones introduces us to her research and recommends some ecofeminist reading as part of Open the Door 2020. Hello! I’m Rebecca Jones, and I’m the coordinator of the Book Group and a volunteer at GWL. I’m also a PhD researcher at the University of Strathclyde, and I’ve been asked to tell you […]
Paige Plannette shares her experience of her Museum Studies student placement at GWL Hello everyone! I had the opportunity to do a work placement at Glasgow Women’s Library through the University of Glasgow’s Museum Studies programme this year. During my time at GWL I had a few different tasks that I was working on. The […]
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.
As part of Open the Door 2020, Open University Scotland provided two films to be screened during the festival. Here we share the films (this will be updated as the festival progresses) and information about The Open University courses.
Listen to this podcast looking at nature writing, with Christina Riley, Maria Sledmere and Rebecca Jones. Produced by Jennifer Wood.
A women with dyslexia and I would describe myself as a very reluctant reader but an extremely avid audiobook listener. Barrington Stoke books are extremely clearly laid out and clearly written (to allow the story to flow). Very personal commentary, i.e. this is Doreen’s experience of reading and the written word.
Book Bunk is a Kenyan charitable trust focused on the complete renovation and restoration of old library spaces as well as the installation of new libraries into public spaces. We also manage the curation and programming of these spaces.