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Alberta Whittle, Still from Holding the Line, 2020. Two women of colour stand in deep water, facing each other with their hands pressed together. A small low boat floats in the water behind them.

Life Support: Forms of Care in Art and Activism

14th August - 16th October

How have individuals and collectives imagined alternative ways of living and organising? Inspired by our communities and collections, Life Support considers how artists and activists have addressed and challenged experiences of care, health, education, housing and home life.

Creative Writing for Fearties – Bold Types Special

29th September at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

ONLINE: Want to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) but intimidated by that blank page staring at you? This Fearties session is the ideal place to coax your muse out of hiding and encourage her to enter our Bold Types competition.

Three books standing on a shelf with a plant. The books are New Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby, which has a black cover with a photo of a black woman looking directly at the reader, her hands clasped behind her head; Where the Wild Ladies Are, by Matsuda Aoko, a yellow cover with a dark abstract shape in the top half, and an illustration of the knees of two women in skirts sitting beside each other; Queenie, by Candace Carty-Williams, a deep pink cover with the head of a black woman in profile, her face not visible, and long braids pulled up into a bun.

Readers of Colour

29th September at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on 28th July, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on 18th August, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on 29th September, 2021 at 6:00 pm

ONLINE: Join Readers of Colour online to discover and chat about poetry, fiction, and narrative non-fiction by women and non-binary writers of colour.

Making Her Mark Exhibition

30th September - 14th October

Discover new histories of Renfrewshire women uncovered by the Making Her Mark project at this remarkable exhibition!

Smash the Backlash Demonstration 1987

Open Archive: Building Community Across Collectives

30th September at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ONLINE: How have grassroots collectives worked together to sustain and care for each other? This Open Archive explores the traces of feminist, queer, anti-racist, and community organising in the GWL archives, spotlighting material from groups that have built intersecting support networks across political struggles.

Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton

Warm Welcome

2nd October at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on 6th November, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 4th December, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 5th February, 2022 at 12:00 pm

If you are new to GWL this is a relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our collections, programmes and projects, and get a full tour and your questions answered. These drop in sessions are a great way to learn more about what goes on in the library.

Open Book. Credit: GWL

Open Book

4th October at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

ONLINE: These vibrant and thoughtful Open Book creative writing sessions are back for Autumn led online by writer Beth Godfrey.

Life Support: Artists in Conversation

6th October at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

ONLINE: This informal conversation between artists who have created works for the Life Support exhibition and members of the curatorial team will share their perspectives on some of the themes in the show including health and care.

Women from the Making Her mark project participating in creative and research workshops

Making Her Mark Exhibition

18th October - 30th November

Discover new histories of Renfrewshire women uncovered by the Making Her Mark project at this remarkable exhibition!

She settles in the Shields – 10 years on

24th October at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This October marks 10 years since the publication “She Settles in the Shields - untold stories of migrant women in Pollokshields” was launched. Join us for a celebratory afternoon revisiting the amazing stories of the women featuring in the book. 

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