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Story Café Special: Literature Beyond Borders

23rd September at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

ONLINE: To celebrate our new friendship with sister organisation PeaceNiche in Karachi, we’re shining the spotlight on South Asian women writers.  From print-maker Zarina Hashmi’s  intimate memoir, to the poems of Imtiaz Dharker, we’ll be selecting gems from our shelves and savouring their words. We’ll also be giving a warm welcome to Shumaila Amjad from PeaceNiche, who will be sharing highlights from their work.

Creative Writing for Fearties – Bold Types Special

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

ONLINE: 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.

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

29th September at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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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.

Open Book. Credit: GWL

Open Book

4th October 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.

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

27th October at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on 24th November, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on 15th December, 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.

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.

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.

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?

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

24th November at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on 24th November, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on 15th December, 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.

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