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Making a Living as a Writer: What Are Your Rights?

5th May, 2023, 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Photograph of author Heather Parry.

As part of this year’s Open the Door Festival this workshop run by Heather Parry to help you navigate making a living as a writer.

Photograph of author Heather Parry.
Credit: Heather Parry

Making a Living as a Writer: What Are Your Rights? Friday 5th May, 2pm to 4pm, Free, 16+, Women only*

How do you navigate the publishing world as a freelance writer? What is copyright, and who owns the rights to your work? How do advances work, and how do you protect yourself as a worker? This session will help you understand the landscape of authors’ rights and freelancer working in the publishing industry, and help you feel a little less alone!  

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The event is free and for women only* (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.

*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.


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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5th May, 2023
2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267
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Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267