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Opening our Digital Door

While our physical doors are shut, our digital doors are well and truly open as we continue to rethink and reshape our events and activities, and inspire people through our unique collections – and so you can continue to enjoy GWL digitally and via our social media platforms.

Find Your Words – hints and tips on performance poetry from Courtney Stoddart

One of the highlights of our Open the Door digital festival from 18th to 22nd May 2020 will be GWL’s  first ever digital poetry slam. Although the deadline for main slam entries is now past, we are still taking entries to our ‘calm slam’ for beginners (deadline 8th May). In this blog, performance poet extraordinaire […]

Coronavirus and caring for our community

At Glasgow Women’s Library, we are monitoring the COVID-19, often referred to as coronavirus, situation very closely. Here we update you with our response to this growing concern.

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Introducing the St Andrews Women’s Liberation Group

Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) is a unique treasure trove, which documents women’s history and struggle throughout society. Their archives, which deserve their own recognition, are home to numerous personal letters, photographs, reports and objects- all of which give us insight into the history of women’s lives and the gaps we have yet to fill. I […]

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Job Vacancy: Digital and Marketing Officer

The deadline for applications for this post has now passed.

We are seeking to recruit a dynamic and committed individual for the role of Digital and Marketing Officer.

Moving Mountains: Visioning Intersectional Feminist Leadership

Adele writes about her ‘productive pause’ in 2018/19, after 27 years as a volunteer and staff team member at GWL, to undertake a Clore Fellowship. You can get a flavour of the wide range of activities, visits and collaborations she undertook during a jam-packed seven months of intense learning. The Fellowship gave her time to think about her contribution to the GWL story and the other ways in which she had ‘lived her feminist life’, and what she might demand of herself going forward.

The stolen letters: a herstory of Spanish women writers

Don’t miss out on this week’s Story Cafe highlighting Spanish women writers. Spanish brunch snacks!).

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Spring 2020 Programme Out Now

Our Spring 2020 Programme is now available and you can pick up your copy of the beautiful printed brochure at GWL or take a look on our website.

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2020: Hope/Fully Fear/Less

In looking forward to greeting a new decade, it’s perhaps only natural to reflect on the last. But in greeting 2020 I want to look back even further, to 2007…

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Introducing Lauren, our new Archive Apprentice

I’m Lauren, the Archive Apprentice working on the Lesbian Lives project. In this post I introduce myself and my role at the library.