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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.

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.

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.

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!

Two women lying down covered in string, forming a web and attached to nearby fences. Standing over them are six policemen, two writing notes. There is a quote from Virginia Woolf which reads: ‘We can best help you prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods’

Greenham in Common

26th August at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ONLINE: Greenham in Common is an online gathering bringing intergenerational activists and audiences together on the 40th year anniversary of the beginning of Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp.

Women dressed in white with purple and green sashes process down a road.

Performing the Past

28th August at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

ONLINE: Hear feminist researchers and historians Dr Angela Bartie, Karen Mailley-Watt, and Dr Valerie Wright, talk about the important role that women played in pageants in this online event.

Further than it looks. Credit: Grey Hen Press

Story Café Special: Grey Hen Press

9th September at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

ONLINE: Bring the Great Outdoors indoors at this Story Café Special with Grey Hen Press! Pull up a virtual chair and be enchanted by poems about mountains, lakes, rivers and woods. The perfect way to spend your lunchtime!

Online: Creative Writing for Fearties – Bold Types Special

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

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.

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