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Portrait of Kirsten MacQuarrie

Story Café Special: Kirsten MacQuarrie

22nd April at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

ONLINE: We're thrilled to welcome Kirsten MacQuarrie to this Story Café Special to chat about her debut novel, an uplifting story about overcoming fear and finding belonging in the world.

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
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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.

Open Book. Credit: GWL

Open Book

3rd May at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

ONLINE: These vibrant and thoughtful Open Book creative writing sessions are back for Spring, led online by writer Beth Godfrey.

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.

A selection of books by Maud Sulter overlaid on a table. Some books are open showing collage and photography by Maud Sulter.

Open the Door 2021: Absence/Presence

20th May at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ONLINE: In this virtual workshop led by Sekai Machache, we’ll learn more about Maud Sulter and her work. We'll look together at books and feminist magazines from GWL’s library and archive that highlight some of the important Black feminist and lesbian projects Maud was involved with from the 1980s.

A film still shows two panels, with green ink. On one of them, the letters RELIC can just be made out as the ink is bleeding and blurring away.

Open the Door 2021: Concrete Poetry Workshop

21st May at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

ONLINE: Join Eloise Birtwhistle in a creative exploration of women’s contributions to concrete poetry in this Open the Door online workshop!

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.

The Roles We Play Book Cover, Sabba Khan

Open the Door 2021: In Conversation with Sabba Khan and Nyla Ahmad

22nd May at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

ONLINE: At this relaxed conversational event, we’re delighted that Sabba Khan will be sharing the journey behind her debut graphic novel "The Roles We Play" with Nyla Ahmad. They’ll be talking together about the intersection between art and writing and who has opened the door to 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

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.

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