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A Space to Create our Ecofeminism . . .

On Saturday 30th March, 65 women came together at the ‘Our Space, Our Place: Creating Ecofeminism’ event at Glasgow Women’s Library, to discover and explore positive and creative responses to our changing environment, climate and world.  Here, two of the organisers, Saskia and Ali, tell us about the day . . .   Ecofeminist theory […]

I just wanted to let you know… I feel excited and I feel grateful to Glasgow women’s library. To be able to read and practise and building confidence with reading and writing, to not be ashamed of it or feel embarrassed. GWL welcomed me with their open arms to help me move on and improve my skills.

Join our Adult Literacy Team!

The deadline for applications for this post has now passed.

Glasgow Women’s Library is seeking to recruit an Adult Literacy and Numeracy Tutor and Volunteer Support Worker.

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We’re recruiting!

The deadline for applications for this post has now passed.

Glasgow Women’s Library is seeking to recruit a Facilities Management Officer.

If the Space Suit Fits: GWL Launch Space Outpost Mission

Glasgow Women’s Library today announced plans to take their Library, Museum and Archive to new heights with the launch of their Space Outpost Mission.

#FlashFictionFriday – A #FFF-ond #FFF-arewell #FFF-rom Sue.

Our #FlashFictionFriday elicited some wonderful humorous stories last week.  This week we are offering two images, both from the world of roller derby to tempt your creative appetite! Perhaps these images will tempt you to try writing a tiny story.  Don’t worry if you’ve never done any thing like this before – many of those […]

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GWL Launches Plans for Open the Door 2019

We’re thrilled to launch more news about Open the Door 2019, the third outing of Scotland’s literary festival that puts women to the fore.

#FlashFictionFriday – Artemisia inspires!

There is a palpable air of excitement here at the library as this self portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi as Saint Catherine of Alexandria is here.  More information about the exhibition can be found here: https://womenslibrary.org.uk/event/artemisia/ Artemisia Gentileschi was born in Rome in 1593.  Despite an eventful life, which included being raped at 17, enduring an arduous […]

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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 […]

Statement on GWL’s withdrawal from the Audacious Women Festival

After withdrawing our involvement in the Audacious Women Festival (AWF) last week, we feel it is necessary for us to provide a fuller explanation. We do this in order to provide full transparency around what led us to this difficult decision and to communicate what we have learned as an organisation through this process.

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, […]