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Jackie Kay: May Day Launch

23rd April , 6:00pm to 7:00pm

A photograph of Jackie Kay, a woman of colour with short dark hair, standing against a red wall.

We’re excited to celebrate the launch of May Day, the long-awaited new collection from the former Makar of Scotland, Jackie Kay.

Jackie will be reading and discussing her poems that cast an eye over several decades of political activism. This spans from the international solidarity of the Glasgow of her childhood, accompanying her parents’ Socialist campaigns, through the feminist, LGBT+ and anti-racist movements of the 80s and 90s, up to the recent global pandemic intersecting with the urgency of Black Lives Matter.

Jackie Kay: May Day Launch

23rd April , 6:00pm to 7:00pm

23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267


The event is free and open to all (16+). To attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation with you.  If you would like to make a donation to Glasgow Women’s Library, you can do so here.


Glasgow Women’s Library is wheelchair accessible, with lifts to the first floor and the Mezzanine Floor. We have accessible toilets and all the bathrooms are individual closed stalls and are gender neutral. Our larger Events Space is fitted with an induction loop. A portable induction loop is also available.

Find more information on Accessibility at GWL or contact us and we will be very happy to offer assistance.


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