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Story Café Special: Urdu Poetry

3rd October, 2019 at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Free – £2
Urdu Poetry Story Cafe: GWL Volunter Saadia Pirzada

Immerse yourself in tales and poems from around the world, as we rediscover the joys of being read to. From riotous road trips to luminous landscapes, Story Café will spark your curiosity and freshen your perspective.

Story Café Special: Urdu Poetry, Thursday 3rd October, 12.30pm to 2.30pm, £2/Free, Women only


Urdu Poetry Story Cafe: GWL Volunter Saadia Pirzada
Urdu Poetry Story Cafe: GWL Volunter Saadia Pirzada

It’s National Poetry Day! Celebrate in style as we explore the wonderful world of Urdu poetry with GWL volunteer Saadia Pirzada. Saadia will introduce well-known Pakistani poets Parveen Shakir and Bano Qudsia, and compare the poetry of Kishwar Naheed and Maya Angelou. Readings will be in Urdu and English.

So lovely to talk to other people, to sit back and listen to extracts from books. So glad I came!’ – Story Café participant

Find out about the other Autumn Story Cafés here.

Our Seeing Things group are attending this event. If you’d like to join them, get in touch or find out more about Seeing Things here.


This event is for women only* and there is no need to book. 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.

*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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3rd October, 2019
12:30 pm - 2:30 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