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Story Café Special: Mythmaking – A Feminist Guide

27th February at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Free – £2
Women writers breathe new life into the most ancient of myths. Credit: Rebecca Jones

Myths tell us about ourselves. They tell us who we are, where we came from and where we’re going. They are stories that speak to us across time, echoing with meaning that we recognise and relate to.

Mythmaking: A Feminist Guide, Thursday 27th February, 12.30pm to 2pm, £2/Free, 18+, Women only

 

Women writers breathe new life into the most ancient of myths. Credit: Rebecca Jones
Women writers breathe new life into the most ancient of myths. Credit: Rebecca Jones

Matriarchs and mystics, Scylla and Sibyl, we’ll celebrate the bold women writers who’ve reinvented and revitalised these ancient myths, asking new questions and challenging archetypes.

Rebecca Jones is a PhD researcher at the University of Strathclyde. Her thesis, Consuming Men: Masculinity, Meat and Myth in Literary Fictions from Mary Shelley to Ursula K. Le Guin, uses ecofeminist and vegan animal studies theory to analyse myth, masculinity and meat-eating in literary fiction from the publication of Frankenstein in 1818 to the present day.

Be nourished by women’s words over lunchtime as we rediscover the joy of being read to. Our friendly and welcoming Story Cafés take place on Thursday afternoons and you can see all our dates this Spring here.

Booking

This event is for women only* aged 18+. 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. 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.

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

Accessibility

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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Date:
27th February
Time:
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free – £2
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Glasgow Women’s Library
Phone:
0141 550 2267
Email:
info@womenslibrary.org.uk
Website:
https://womenslibrary.org.uk/

Location

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