Open the Door 2017

Open the Door took place on Saturday 13th May 2017 and was Glasgow Women’s Library’s first foray into the world of literary festivals. GWL set out to create a new literary festival that put women to the fore in a new kind of format, where the more formal audience and speaker setting is replaced by a memorable shared experience; a festival that revels in the diversity and range of Scotland’s women writers, inviting some of the best to open the door to some of the newest practitioners of their art.

From curiosity to world-building and film noir to the battle to get published, Open the Door 2017 emphasised the need to provide a platform for discussions around women writers and readers in Scotland.

‘Kaite Welsh Talks About Open the Door’ from Glasgow Women’s Library on Vimeo

View more interviews with Val McDermidMary Paulson-Ellis and Kaite Welsh from Open the Door 2017.