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small white monkeys

18th November, 2017, 2:00pm to 7:00pm

£3.00 – £5.00
White Monkey bookends by Mottahdeh

A day of talks, readings and performances on shame and self-expression by Nuar Alsadir, Emily Berry, Vahni Capildeo, Wayne Holloway-Smith, Holly Pester and Aniela Piasecka.

White Monkey bookends by Mottahdeh

small white monkeys, Saturday 18th November, 2pm to 7pm, £5/£3, 18+

The event will mark the publication of small white monkeys, a text written by Sophie Collins during her time at GWL supported by Book Works’ You Must Locate A Fantasy residency scheme.

small white monkeys makes use of materials from GWL’s Archive and Lending Library collections.


Nuar Alsadir is a a poet, writer and psychoanalyst working in private practice in New York. Her second poetry collection is Fourth Person Singular (Pavilion, 2017).

Emily Berry is a poet and editor of The Poetry Review. Her most recent collection is Stranger, Baby (Faber, 2017).

Sophie Collins won an Eric Gregory Award in 2014. Her first collection, Who Is Mary Sue?, will be published by Penguin in March 2018.

Vahni Capildeo’s forthcoming books are Seas and Trees (IPSI, 2017) and Venus as a Bear (Carcanet, 2018). She is a Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow at the University of Leeds.

Wayne Holloway-Smith’s debut collection of poetry was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2017 and shortlisted for The Roehampton Prize. He won the Poetry Society’s Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in the same year.

Holly Pester is a poet working through archives and written histories, with gossip, radical storying and dream logic. She is lecturer in Poetry and Performance at University of Essex.

Aniela Piasecka is a performance artist based in Glasgow. Her work is motivated by a desire to form new associations with people and spaces.


This event is open to all (18+) and we prefer for tickets to be booked in advance whenever possible. This event costs £5 full price. Select the number of tickets you want to book below, or come in to the Library to book. We offer subsidised free places for students, people on a low income, unemployed or those in receipt of benefit and Friends of GWL. If you are eligible for a subsidised place select the subsidised ticket below, or come in to the Library to book.
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18th November, 2017
2:00pm to 7:00pm
£3.00 – £5.00
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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