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January Flow Tide (1961) by Joan Eardley, EU0070 © University of Edinburgh Art Collection/Estate of Joan Eardley

Joan Eardley: A Centenary of Lives and Landscapes

28th October, 2021 - 12th February, 2022

Joan Eardley (1921-1963) was one of Scotland’s most expressive twentieth century artists and is a firm favourite of Glasgow Women’s Library. To celebrate the centenary of Joan’s birth we’re thrilled to exhibit five striking artworks on loan from the University of Edinburgh Art Collection.

In Conversation with Ajay Close: What We Did in the Dark

28th October at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ONLINE: Ajay Close’s latest novel, What We Did in the Dark, is a compelling portrait of trail-blazing Glasgow writer Catherine Carswell, as she fights for her freedom – and her life. Join Ajay in conversation to hear the-story-behind-the-story.

Mapping Histories: Women of Dennistoun

30th October at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Do you have stories to share about Dennistoun? Have you lived there for years or are you new to the neighbourhood and would like to learn more about it? Join Glasgow Women’s Library and Lingo Flamingo in celebrating and discovering the histories and heritage of women of Dennistoun in this laid-back, interactive, story sharing and map making workshop!

Open Book. Credit: GWL

Open Book

1st November 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.

Decolonising Women’s Rights: Indigenous Perspectives

1st November at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ONLINE: Sikowis Nobiss, Plains Cree/Saulteaux and founder of Great Plains Action Society, will speak at GWL during her Scotland tour, where she will be an important voice on indigenous rights at COP26. Sikowis is active in Native American politics, protection of rights, climate change mitigation, justice and fairness in representations in popular culture and cultural festivals.

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Bold Types Creative Writing Showcase

18th November at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ONLINE: This year, we’re taking our Bold Types Creative Writing Showcase online again, and we’ll love you to join us! Prepare to be dazzled by our shortlisted writers, as they read out their stories and poems on this year’s theme – CELEBRATION.

Consciously Rising Exhibition

20th November, 2021 - 5th February, 2022

Consciously Rising is an exhibition of new print works created collaboratively and individually by a group of women who met regularly online during lockdown. The group used feminist consciousness-raising to facilitate discussions and each member drew on their own experience.

The library's first location in Garnethill, 1991

Garnethill, where radical seeds are sown

23rd November at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

ONLINE: GWL and GSASA explore key questions including - how can radical arts projects endure? What do people want from a women’s library in the future? And what can institutions learn from the radical activities that have emerged from them?

Joan and Me: Creative Writing in Response to Joan Eardley

1st December at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ONLINE: In response to our exhibition marking the centenary of the birth of wonderful Scottish-based artist Joan Eardley, we’re delighted to offer three creative writing workshops.

Open Book

6th December 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.

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