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Open Waters: Space, Place and Collaborative Writing

1st June, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Free – £2.00
The Reach of a Root by Laura Tansley & Micaela Maftei. Credit: Naghmeh Sharifi and Vagabond Voices

This creative writing workshop will focus on the process and practice of writing together, in partnerships or groups. Hear about how writing duo, Micaela Maftei and Laura Tansley, craft their blended voice and take part in practical exercises inspired by the GWL collection. With feedback and the opportunity to share your work in a friendly space, this workshop is open to established, emerging and new writers alike.

The Reach of a Root by Laura Tansley & Micaela Maftei. Credit: Naghmeh Sharifi and Vagabond Voices
The Reach of a Root by Laura Tansley & Micaela Maftei. Credit: Naghmeh Sharifi and Vagabond Voices

Open Waters, Saturday 1st June, 1.30pm to 3.30pm, £2/Free, 16+

Authors Laura Tansley and Micaela Maftei have been working together for over ten years. During this time they have researched and explored acts of co-writing, and the power and pleasure of this practice. Together, they will lead a practical workshop that explores collaborative writing. This event is presented in support of a book of co-written short stories, The Reach of a Root, released with Vagabond Voices. This workshop will discuss the choices involved in collaboration, as well as activities designed to allow you to explore these issues in their own writing.

Discussion will centre on examples of co-produced texts from the Glasgow Women’s Library and Archive, inspiring you to consider shared creative voices, community and selfhood. Practical exercises will allow you to experiment in a supportive setting, with opportunities for sharing and feedback to help develop collaborative work, be it fiction, non-fiction or poetry. With a focus on finding connections, this workshop will be a fun, friendly and thoughtful opportunity to reach out in writing and discover how and what we share.


This workshop is open to all 16+. 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 online below or you can call us on 0141 550 2267. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know so that we can make your place available to someone else.


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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1st June, 2019
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Free – £2.00
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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