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Save the Date: Open the Door 2019

17th May, 2019 - 18th May, 2019

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Open the Door logoScotland’s first ever festival for Scottish women’s writing returns for its third edition. Expect creative workshops, in-depth discussions, open mic sessions and plenty of performances from the best literary talent this country has to offer.

Featuring writers such as Liz Lochhead, Chitra Ramaswamy, Lucy Ellmann, Kerry Hudson, and Juana Adcock, the festival has expanded the number of events that, for the first time, will take place over two days. A highlight of the festival includes a special interview with acclaimed Scottish author, playwright, academic and journalist Ali Smith. Open the Door 2019 is supported by The Open University in Scotland.

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 26th March.

Open the Door: Friday Evening Herland, Friday 17th May, 7pm to 10pm, £12/£8, Women only*, 18+

Open the Door: Saturday Daytime Discussion, Saturday 18th May, 10.30am to 4.30pm, £19/£14, Women only*, 16+

Open the Door: Saturday Evening Herland, Saturday 18th May, 7pm to 10pm, £12/£8, Women only*, 18+

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

This year we will be celebrating the careers of Naomi Mitchison, Agnes Owens and Janet Paisley, and are seeking donations of these writers’ books.


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17th May, 2019
18th May, 2019
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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