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May 2021

Ingrid Pollard

28th May - 23rd July

Following a residency in 2019, this solo exhibition will reveal Ingrid Pollard's responses to the fascinating materials held in the Lesbian archive at GWL.

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Text to the left reads “I look back at this essay and it reminds me of my fury”. To the right a narrow crop of a screenprint shows a black woman's head and ear, she has an earring of the woman symbol circle with a small cross underneath.

June 2021

Seeing Things (Together): Ruth Ewan

Free
17th June at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

ONLINE: The session will introduce the work of the artist Ruth Ewan. We'll revisit her commission for the Edinburgh Art Festival 2018 and consider how artists can highlight overlooked and marginalized histories, people, places and create alternative narratives.

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Black and white research collage of cat figurines.

Reading Group for Muslim Women

17th June at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on 29th July, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on 26th August, 2021 at 6:00 pm

ONLINE: The Reading group for Muslim Women brings together women interested in books written by Muslim women or with a focus on women’s issue. If you are passionate about books and love to share them with others, or you simply want to get into the habit of reading but find it challenging, then this group is for you!

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The Runaways book cover

The Male Graze: Guerilla Girls

18th June - 18th July

This Summer, Art Night are curating a series of billboards by the Guerilla Girls to be situated across the country as part of their new commission. Glasgow Women’s Library is delighted to take part in this project and bring a billboard to the East End of Glasgow! 

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Two figures are photographed standing against a wall which is daubed with colourful graffiti. The figures are dressed in dark clothing and each is wearing a fancy dress style gorilla mask

Writing for Performance: Muslim Women’s Stories

19th June at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 22nd August, 2021

ONLINE: We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Stellar Quines Theatre Company to run a series of creative writing workshops for Muslim Women. 

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Writing for Performance – Playwriting for Muslim Women. Credit: GWL

Reading Feminist Voices from the Middle East and North Africa

19th June at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

ONLINE: Get acquainted with a number of Arab and North African feminist authors and texts that engage with questions of sexuality, queerness, and everyday life in the region at this workshop with feminist academic Dr Ebtihal Mahadeen. Part of Dardishi Festival 2021.

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Black and white photograph of Dr Ebtihal Mahadeen standing in front of a wall.

In Conversation with…

Free
22nd June at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ONLINE: Join us for our series of online events ‘In Conversation with….’ Women of Colour creatives in Scotland. This time, we're delighted to be chatting to visual artist Paria Goodarzi.

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Portrait of Paria Goodarzi
Text to the left reads “I look back at this essay and it reminds me of my fury”. To the right a narrow crop of a screenprint shows a black woman's head and ear, she has an earring of the woman symbol circle with a small cross underneath.

In Conversation: Ingrid Pollard & Mason Leaver-Yap

24th June at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ONLINE: Join Ingrid Pollard and Mason Leaver-Yap in conversation as they discuss Ingrid's recent residency and commission with Glasgow Women's Library, and the process of working within a relatively young archive.

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Writing for Performance: Muslim Women’s Stories

26th June at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 22nd August, 2021

ONLINE: We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Stellar Quines Theatre Company to run a series of creative writing workshops for Muslim Women. 

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Writing for Performance – Playwriting for Muslim Women. Credit: GWL

Readers of Colour

30th June at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on 28th July, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on 25th 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.

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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.
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