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Camp Books courtesy of Brook Palmieri

Weemin’s Wark

26th January - 30th April

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.

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

28th April at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 31st March, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on 28th April, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on 26th May, 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.

Detail of a small single-flower plant against a black background within a beige mount

Open the Door 2021: In Conversation with Amanda Thomson and Amy Gear

10th May at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

ONLINE: At this relaxed conversational event, we’re delighted that Amanda Thomson and Amy Gear will be sharing with us the connections between the visual and the written in their practices.

Patons & Baldwin knitting pattern cover. Credit: GWL

Open the Door 2021: Stitches and Stories

20th May at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

ONLINE: In this beginner-friendly creative writing workshop we’ll take inspiration from our knitting pattern collections to learn about creating memorable characters and developing stories as part of Open the Door Festival 2021.

Illustration of Shazleen Khan

Open the Door 2021: In Conversation with Kate Charlesworth and Shazleen Khan

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

ONLINE: Be inspired by the meeting of Kate Charlesworth and Shazleen Khan and get insight into their unique work practices in this relaxed discussion as part of Open the Door 2021.

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

26th May at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 31st March, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on 28th April, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on 26th May, 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 writer Elizabeth Hamilton. Credit: NLS

Story Café: Women of Letters

27th May at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

ONLINE: As part of Walter Scott 250, discover the best selling women writers who influenced Sir Walter Scott at our Story Café this week.

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