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21 Revolutions Book Launch at Dundee Women’s Festival

12th March, 2014 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


21 Revolutions CoverFollowing Glasgow and Edinburgh launches, we will be taking the 21 Revolutions publication launch celebrations on the road so that women across Scotland are amongst the first to see this beautiful new book and meet some of the artists and writers involved. A series of launch events will run throughout the year featuring major and up and coming women creatives speaking about or reading from their work and revealing the inspiring sources behind the work found amongst the shelves and in the archive boxes of Glasgow Women’s Library.

6-7.30pm, Wednesday 12th March,
Conference Room, Central Library, The Wellgate, Dundee

Come and hear writer Laura Marney and Leela Soma reading their fabulous short stories about women in the Congo and South India, as part of the celebrations for International Women’s Day.

To book contact: central.library@leisureandculturedundee.com or tel: 01382 431500
or Contact Morag on 0141 550 2267 or email morag.smith@womenslibrary.org.uk

This event will be chaired by Morag Smith, the Library’s National Lifelong Learning Development Worker.

More information on the 21 Revolutions book

Following a successful programme of exhibitions and readings our 21 Revolutions publication will be launched in 2014.

The publication brings together a remarkable group of 21 women writers and 21 women artists who are amongst the most significant creatives working in Scotland. Marking Glasgow Women’s Library’s first two decades, they have generated an exciting, powerful body of new art and writing inspired by the Library’s diverse, historically important treasures, from suffragette brooches to women’s liberation badges.

With three newly commissioned introductory essays and a fascinating survey of the gems housed within the lending library, archive and museum collections, this publication offers a beautiful, original array of art and writing, with a unique insight into one of the most significant cultural resources in Scotland and the group of cutting edge artists and writers it has inspired.

Here’s what others say:

21 Revolutions illuminates how much history and memories inform women’s imagination and creativity, as well as their politics. A brilliant collage of artists’ and writers’ responses – sombre, poignant, quirky, funny and challenging – to the rich and varied collections of Glasgow Women’s Library, this book is a revelatory and moving testimony to the interconnections between past and present.

Dr Esther Breitenbach, Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh

Buy it for your daughters, mother and grandmothers, but make sure your sons read it too.

Dr Elspeth King, Director, Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

Copies of 21 Revolutions will be available to buy directly from GWL, both in the Library and online, from 8th March. We are also offering a tempting 10% discount to all those booking onto any of the launch events and to Friends of GWL.


12th March, 2014
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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