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Story Café: Women of Letters

27th May at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Portrait of writer Elizabeth Hamilton. Credit: NLS

As the 250th anniversary of Walter Scott’s birth is marked nationwide, we’re celebrating some of the talented but largely forgotten women writers who were Scott’s contemporaries.

Story Café: Women of Letters, Thursday 27th May, 1pm to 2.30pm, Online, 16+


Portrait of writer Elizabeth Hamilton. Credit: NLS
Portrait of writer Elizabeth Hamilton. Credit: NLS

We’ll walk the streets of Elizabeth Hamilton’s fictional Scottish village of Glenburnie, immerse ourselves in the best-selling novels of Mary Brunton and dip into the writing of Susan Ferrier, who is sometimes referred to as the Scottish Jane Austen. We’ll look at some of the women who were an important part of Scott’s literary circles. Pull up a chair and discover some fascinating women writers from the past.

Before Scott was writing, there were several women who were best-sellers, who influenced him and how he admired a great deal.” – Helen Vincent, rare books curator, National Library of Scotland

See all our upcoming Story Cafés here.

This is one of our “take part” events this Spring – we’d love to hear your questions and comments but you’re welcome to join and listen!

In association with WalterScott250: walterscott250.com


This event is now fully booked. Please email emily.ilett@womenslibrary.org.uk to be added to the waiting list.

The event is free and open to all. To attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation with you.  If you would like to make a donation to Glasgow Women’s Library, you can do so herePlease note that booking will close on Wednesday 26th May and you will receive your email invitation a few days before the event takes place.


This session takes place via an online video call link. If you would like to attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation along with simple and straight forward instructions on how this will work. If you have any concerns about how this will work for you, please do get in touch and we’ll do all we can to support you in joining the session.

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