Volunteers

On Revolting Women, Revolting Interns

Hi everyone! I’m Katie, and I’ve been interning at GWL with the Edinburgh International Book Festival project. This blog post will be about our Revolting Women Takeover tent, which took place in the bookshop on George Street on the 23rd, 24th, and 25th of August. The three days we spent in the takeover tent were […]

Of red crowns and Highland mountains

In her monthly blog post, our German intern Jeanette recounts her numerous experiences with GWL. This month, she takes you on a ride through the Scottish landscape and its people and she reminisces about Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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.

Processions, social media and campaigning.

In this blog post, our intern Jeanette recounts what she has been up to this month. Warning: may contain references to trips to Edinburgh, visits by social media people and her taking on a new job as a photographer.

A warm hello from our new intern

We are happy to welcome our new international volunteer, Jeanette. In this blog post, she will present herself and recount her first two weeks at GWL.

Thank you.

Pauline reflects on a 6 month long Erasmus funded internship with Glasgow Women’s Library.

The ‘Abracadabra’ of a Novel – Ece Temelkuran

In the penultimate week of Women in Translation Month, we’re very excited to present a guest blog post from Turkish journalist and author Ece Temelkuran. Here she tells us about her most recent novel, Women Who Blow On Knots, and the strange sensation produced by life imitating art.

Thoughts on Are You My Mother?

Alison Bechdel’s second memoir, Are You My Mother?, explores her relationship with her mother and her quest for her to understand their relationship. It discusses her experiences of therapy in her attempts both to understand herself from a psychoanalytical perspective and the way she and her mother interact with each other. It also covers her parents’ relationship, and her mother’s marriage to a closeted gay man as detailed in her first memoir, Fun Home.

Voices from the Belvidere Cover

Creative Commemoration: Putting the ‘Story’ in ‘History’

Some thoughts on the importance of telling stories as a gateway to the past, inspired by the recent BBC Reith Lectures and GWL’s ‘Voices from the Belvidere’.

We Are GWL: Kathryn, Katie and Niamh

Kathryn, Katie and Niamh are all part of the team. Find out more about what they do, what they enjoy (and don’t enjoy so much) about Glasgow Women’s Library.