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Herland Salon at Edinburgh International Book Festival

21st August at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

An Edinburgh International Book Festival special Herland by GWL!

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Take Over Tent for Revolting Women

23rd August at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 25th August, 2018

The Take Over Tent for Revolting Women (created in honour of militants and mavericks from 1918-2018) will be popping up at Edinburgh International Book Festival with the intention of making feminist waves whilst providing an inspirational oasis for writers, readers of all ages and groups including many making their first Festival foray. 

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Autumn Programme Launch

23rd August at 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Save the date for our Autumn Programme Launch! There’s new exhibitions to see, tours to be had and tea to be drunk.

Grey t-shirt with 'A Room of One's Own' emblazoned on the front

Take Over Tent for Revolting Women

24th August at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 25th August, 2018

The Take Over Tent for Revolting Women (created in honour of militants and mavericks from 1918-2018) will be popping up at Edinburgh International Book Festival with the intention of making feminist waves whilst providing an inspirational oasis for writers, readers of all ages and groups including many making their first Festival foray. 

Women's hands making at a busy table, cutting out letters in pink and green to read 'Peace'.

Women Making It

24th August at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 25th August, 2018

This summer, try something new at GWL where we have bitesize learning and fun on offer including scrapbooking, badge making, creative writing, film screenings and much more.

Grey t-shirt with 'A Room of One's Own' emblazoned on the front

Take Over Tent for Revolting Women

25th August at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 25th August, 2018

The Take Over Tent for Revolting Women (created in honour of militants and mavericks from 1918-2018) will be popping up at Edinburgh International Book Festival with the intention of making feminist waves whilst providing an inspirational oasis for writers, readers of all ages and groups including many making their first Festival foray. 

Four books are placed together on a table. Their covers show that books are by Christine Brooke-Rose, Anna Kavan, Ann Quin, and Muriel Spark. It is possible to tell that the Ann Quin book is 'Passages' and the Anna Kavan book is titled 'Who Are You?'.

Narrative Experiments

25th August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon exploring and discussing the influences and legacies of the experimental women writers Christine Brooke-Rose, Anna Kavan, Ann Quin and Muriel Spark!

Creative Writing Credit: GWL

Creative Writing Support Group

28th August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We have created space for writers to meet each other, share work in an encouraging atmosphere, support each other to hone writing skills, try out ideas and develop new projects.

Herland: The Redstockinged Women’s Quiz

31st August at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An unmissable Herland evening of unfettered fun, fiendish questions and feministy facts hosted by quiz mistress, Talat Yaqoob.

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Warm Welcome

1st September at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until 1st September, 2018

GWL Warm Welcome drop-in days take place on the first Saturday of every month. If you are new to GWL this is a relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our programme and collections.

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