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Joan and Me: Creative Writing in Response to Joan Eardley

12th January at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


In response to our exhibition marking the centenary of the birth of wonderful Scottish-based artist Joan Eardley, we’re delighted to offer three creative writing workshops between December and February. You are welcome to come to one or come to all. To search all workshop dates please see here.

Joan and Me: Creative Writing in Response to Joan Eardley, Wednesday 12th January, 2pm to 3.30pm, Free, 16+, Women* only


Girl and Baby (1962) by Joan Eardley, EU2826 © University of Edinburgh Art Collection/Estate of Joan Eardley

Whether you’re a regular writer or never picked up a pen before, these workshops are supportive, fun and filled with prompts to help you explore Joan’s paintings through your writing. Come to one, or come to all – our facilitators, GWL’s Nadine and Donna, are looking forward to striking the creative spark with you.

Whether sketching children in the busy backstreets of Glasgow’s east end, or painting wild and lonely landscapes in the fishing village of Catterline on Scotland’s north-east coast, Joan Eardley’s powerful paintings show the realities of life in the mid-twentieth century.

We have another creative writing session in response to Joan Eardley on the 5th of February, you can find out more information and book your spot here 

If you would like to know more about the exhibition Joan Eardley: A Centenary of Lives and Landscapes you can find out more info here

You may also be interested in joining our Joan Eardley Story Café Special on the 10th of February you can find out more about this and book here 


Event Outline

A wee introduction to each other and Joan’s work, followed by creative writing activities with space to share your creative responses if you wish, and, of course a tea break in the middle!


This event is free and for Women* Only . Please book below (you will be taken through the shopping cart but no charge will be made) If you would like to make a donation to Glasgow Women’s Library, you can do so here. Please note that booking will close on 11th of January and you will receive your email invitation a few days before the event takes place.

*All women-only events are inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender fluid people who are comfortable in a space that centres the experience of women.


This session takes place via an online video call link. If you would like to attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation along with simple and straight forward instructions on how this will work.

If you have any concerns about how this will work for you, please do get in touch and we’ll do all we can to support you in joining the session. An automated live transcript using Otter.ai is available during this event. See here for upcoming events where live captioning with Stagetext is arranged. Find more information on Accessibility at GWL or contact us and we will be very happy to offer assistance.


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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267
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