Glasgow Women's Library Sign in the Sun

Happy International Women’s Day – From the Heart

In the 26 years I’ve been involved, there’s not much I haven’t found myself doing for Glasgow Women’s Library. Through love, through necessity, but always with a profound belief in GWL’s potential in transforming the lives of women for the better. Like many women’s and other equalities organisations, GWL grew from the grass-roots: founded and […]

#FlashFictionFriday – the tip of the iceberg

This week we have chosen a very special image for our #FlashFictionFriday prompt.  It is our highly-prized umbrella stand which was reputedly painted by Suffragettes in Duke Street Prison over 100 years ago.  From the beauty of its painted wrought iron structure and mitred shape to the mystery suggested by the bent guard rail,  this […]

Black Snow Falling by L.J. MacWhirter

Here are my thoughts on Black Snow Falling.

#FlashFictionFriday stirs memories

We wondered if the flash fiction prompt we posted here last Friday would bring back memories for some people. And indeed it did. Here a writer tweets that she could not resist the prompt and has given us a beautiful and heartwarming tale of transformation, She planned on rescuing her daughter from the radicals and ne’er-do-wells. […]

Hello From a New GWL Intern!

Hi! I’m Ruth and I will be an intern at the Glasgow Women’s Library for the next 4 months. I hail from the Netherlands, and am now in my fourth and final year at Amsterdam University of the Arts, where I study Cultural Heritage. During these past few years I’ve learned about art history, cultural […]

Collage of albums by female artists

TRNSMT: Do Better!

This week, TRNSMT Festival announced their 2019 line-up which left fans disappointed.

A microphone pictured up close. A red smokey background of a venue is pictured. And eight lights are seen on the very top of image, however out of focus.

Remembering the Women Who Pioneered Rock Music

Our intern, Mhairi talks about five of the most important women who pioneered rock music.

Full steam ahead with #FlashFictionFriday

We have been thrilled with the quality and variety of flash fiction stories submitted in response to our first #FlashFictionFriday prompt.  “Wendy’s Strange Encounter” is an image we uncovered in a 1950’s annual for girls, one of many in our archive.  Although quite typical of the images found in publications for girls at that time, […]

Spring Programme Launch Night

A little review on launch night of GWL Spring Launch programme.

Welcome Our New Intern

We are happy to welcome our new intern, Mhairi, In this short blog post, she will be introducing herself and letting you know what she plans on doing at GWL.