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TBC: Open Book

2nd June, 2020 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Free – £2
Open Book. Credit: GWL

These vibrant and thoughtful monthly Open Book sessions are led by poet Alice Tarbuck and writer Beth Godfrey.

Open Book, Tuesdays 3rd March, 7th April, 5th May, and 2nd June, 10.30am to 12.30pm, £2/Free, Women only


Open Book. Credit: GWL
Open Book. Credit: GWL

Read poems and short stories together as prompts for your own creative writing. Each session focuses on a theme such as Lost Words, Feast, Heat, or Bridge.

Alice Tarbuck is a poet and academic living in Edinburgh. Her first pamphlet, Grid, was published by Sad Press in spring 2018. Her work has been commissioned by Durham Literary Festival, the Sheffield Post Office Gallery, the University of Edinburgh, Scottish PEN, and Timespan in Helmsdale. She is part of 12, an Edinburgh women’s poetry collective.

Beth Godfrey is a writer and performer. With a background in theatre, her work has been commissioned by Strange Town and the Festival of Physics, and has been published by Oxford University Press as part of a handbook for teachers. She is an experienced facilitator interested in elevating the voices of women and young people. For Open Book she leads group poetry sessions with Shakti Women’s Aid, whose work has been published and discussed on BBC Radio 6.


As of Wednesday 18th March, Glasgow Women’s Library is closed until further notice. We believe that closing our doors is the best way to slow the spread of Covid-19. We are no longer taking bookings for events in our Spring programme, in the understanding that they may not go ahead. If you can check in at the end of April for updates on our website and social media, or by email, please do so. You can find more information on our response to Covid-19 here.

This event is for women only*. There are two ticket options for this event: a £2 ticket and a Free ticket. If a ticket price of £2 is in any way a barrier to you attending this event please choose a Free ticket. We also offer a Free ticket if you are a Friend of GWL. Please book below or you can call us on 0141 550 2267.

*All women-only events are inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender fluid people.


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. For paid events free companion tickets are available.

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

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2nd June, 2020
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free – £2
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267