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Open Book Workshop at GWL. Credit: Open Book

Open Book

2nd August at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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

A selection of old Tennant’s tins featuring images of women. On one Ann is shown sitting on a rock wearing a swimsuit. At the bottom of the can ‘On the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond’.

Canned: Feminism, sexism and Tennent’s Lager Lovelies

3rd August at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ONLINE: Join us for a stimulating and lively discussion with historian Dr Thora Hands who will speak about the lager lovelies cans, and their use as a marketing campaign from the 1960s to the early 1990s.

Writing for Performance – Playwriting for Muslim Women. Credit: GWL

Writing for Performance: Muslim Women’s Stories

7th August at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 22nd August, 2021

ONLINE: We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Stellar Quines Theatre Company to run a series of creative writing workshops for Muslim Women. 

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.

Writing for Performance – Playwriting for Muslim Women. Credit: GWL

Writing for Performance: Muslim Women’s Stories

14th August at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 22nd August, 2021

ONLINE: We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Stellar Quines Theatre Company to run a series of creative writing workshops for Muslim Women. 

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

18th August 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.

Portrait of Diljeet Bhachu Credit: Diljeet Bhachu

In Conversation with…

19th August at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ONLINE: Join us for our series of online events ‘In Conversation with….’ Women of Colour creatives in Scotland. We’re delighted to welcome musician, educator, researcher and activist Diljeet Bhachu to talk about her work.

Writing for Performance – Playwriting for Muslim Women. Credit: GWL

Writing for Performance: Muslim Women’s Stories

21st August at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 22nd August, 2021

ONLINE: We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Stellar Quines Theatre Company to run a series of creative writing workshops for Muslim Women. 

Credit: Anne Pia

Story Café Special: Anne Pia

26th August at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

ONLINE: Delighted to welcome Anne Pia to Story Café to talk about and read from her new book, ‘Keeping away the spiders’, which explores joy, possibility and how we can breach barriers. Pull up a virtual chair and join in the conversation!

The Runaways book cover

Reading Group for Muslim Women

26th August at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on 29th July, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on 26th August, 2021 at 6:00 pm

ONLINE: The Reading group for Muslim Women brings together women interested in books written by Muslim women or with a focus on women’s issue. If you are passionate about books and love to share them with others, or you simply want to get into the habit of reading but find it challenging, then this group is for you!

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