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A selection of the materials gifted to GWL during the COVID-19 lockdown including a face mask and a black Rockin Rollers t-shirt.

Collecting in the Time of Coronavirus

1st September - 17th December

From handmade masks, feminist perfumes and Roller Derby t-shirts to items supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, discover how gifts from donors in the time of Coronavirus have helped us develop our unique collections and document the diverse perspectives of women across Scotland and beyond.

Ways of Seeing. Credit: Ilisa Stack / Shutter Hub

Online: Ways of Seeing Exhibition

29th October - 24th December

What are Scottish women’s unique ways of seeing the world through the camera lens? See the work of women photographers in Scotland in this online exhibition.

Book Cover of "Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan

Reading Group for Muslim Women

3rd December at 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Reading group focuses on books written by Muslim women or with topics of particular relevance to Muslim women today, and we also watch films together. If you are passionate about books and love to share them with others, or you simply want to get into the habit of reading, this group is for you!

Paramount Pictures logo - 35mm film strip, donated by Thomas McGoran (Glasgow projectionist), courtesy of Cinema and Culture in 1930s Britain collection, Lancaster University Special Collection

Online: Creative Writing for Fearties: Cinema Memories

5th December at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This online Creative Writing for Fearties Special is inspired by memories of cinema-going in the 1930s!

Open Book Credit: GWL

Online: Open Book

7th December at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

These thoughtful monthly Open Book creative writing sessions are now back for Autumn!

A Girl Munition Worker cover

Online: Story Café Special: Once upon a time, there was an engineer…

10th December at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In this Story Café Special, Nina Baker will talk about 120 years of women engineers and scientists in novels, play, graphic art and film!

Two women wearing skirts are scaling a cliff in a black and white photo.

‘Petticoats and Pinnacles’: Creative Writing Webinar

12th December at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Whether you’re a creative writer, creative climber, or have never picked up a pen or piton, this will be a fun session responding to photographs and items from National Library Scotland's "Petticoats and Pinnacles" exhibition.

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.

Online: Readers of Colour

16th December at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 25th November, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on 16th December, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on 27th January, 2021 at 6:00 pm

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

Paramount Pictures logo - 35mm film strip, donated by Thomas McGoran (Glasgow projectionist), courtesy of Cinema and Culture in 1930s Britain collection, Lancaster University Special Collection

Online: Creative Writing for Fearties: Cinema Memories

15th January, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This Creative Writing for Fearties Special is inspired by memories of cinema-going in the 1930s!

Camp Books courtesy of Brook Palmieri

Weemin’s Wark

26th January, 2021 - 26th March, 2021

The Weemin's Wark exhibition aims to increase the visibility of women’s contribution to contemporary island culture by providing a safe space in which to examine notions of labour and positivity for women and allies who challenge structures of social and institutional inequality.

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