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Bold Types Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition

Be bold and submit your short stories and poems to our annual writing competition. We’re following Book Week Scotland theme’s this year – CELEBRATION – and we can’t wait to see what you conjure up! Email your short stories and poems of up to 1000 words (either in a Word Document or typed in the […]

Literature Beyond Borders: Pakistani Women Writers

Over these last months, we’ve had a wonderful time partnering with sister organisation The Second Floor (T2F) at PeaceNiche, who are based in Karachi, Pakistan. Their ground-breaking work is focussed on nourishing creativity, celebrating culture and encouraging curiosity. Our partnership project, Literature Beyond Borders, is funded by the British Council, and has enabled us to bring […]

Emma Ritch: A Personal Tribute

On Monday 12th July I, like many, heard of the sudden death of Emma Ritch, the Executive Director of Engender. The shock, disbelief and grief are palpable, numbing.

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Update to our opening hours

The Glasgow Women’s Library building is now open, and we look forward to welcoming you!

Our opening hours are:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11am to 4pm
Thursday: 2pm to 7pm
Saturday: 12noon to 4pm

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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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Open the Door: words with women writers, Amanda Thomson & Amy Gear

Following their fascinating discussion at our first Open the Door event this year, we followed up with Amanda Thomson & Amy Gear to ask the last couple of audience questions we’d run out of time for.

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We’re Back!

We are so thrilled to have been able to welcome visitors back to GWL since 4th May, and our opening hours are currently limited to Tuesdays – Fridays, from 11am – 4pm.  However, we will soon be extending our opening hours so that, hopefully, more of you will be able to visit us.  From Saturday 29th […]

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Job Vacancy: We are recruiting!

We are recruiting for two posts! If you’re interested in working at GWL, enjoy administration, and you’re passionate about supporting women, have a look at the job description!

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One Week To Go!

The GWL building is reopening on Tuesday 4th May. We’re really looking forward to it! This week staff and volunteers have been busy at the building getting it ready for us to welcome visitors again.  What do you need to know?  Unless you are exempt please bring a face covering to wear while you’re here. […]

Collecting Voices in The Time of Coronavirus

Over the last few months Gender studies placement student Louise Sidey has been collecting oral accounts from some of the staff and volunteers at GWL as part of the exhibit, Collecting in The Time of Corona Virus. I set out to record an oral history of staff and volunteers at the women’s library because collecting […]