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January 2019

Alternative Burns Night: Herland Ceilidh

£5 – £16
25th January at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Our legendary Alternative Burns Night gets a twist, a turn, a birl… this year we’ll be ceilidh-ing the night away and hearing Scots and Gaelic story-telling and song by awe-inspiring women creatives. Put the date in your diary: more info released in November!

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Shamshad Ghani singing Auld Lang Syne in Punjabi at Herland: Alternative Burns Night, Jan 2018 Credit: GWL

Readers of Colour

30th January at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every 4 weeks that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until 30th May, 2019

Come along to our Edinburgh reading group and discover new women writers of colour.

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Books by Women Writers of Colour at Glasgow Women's Library

Spring Programme Launch

31st January at 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

It's our Spring programme launch! Come along for a warm welcome to hear what's coming up, see the new exhibitions, browse the book sale and meet the team.

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Spring Programme Launch 2017. A woman speaks in front of a group of seated people and here is a book sale taking place in the foreground.
Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Consequences of progress, remnants for the future, 2018. Credit: Hannah Leighton-Boyce

Ruth Barker & Hannah Leighton-Boyce: Exhibition Launch with Special Guest Jackie Kay

31st January at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
GWL in Landressy Street, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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Join us at GWL to launch inspiring new commissions by artists Ruth Barker and Hannah Leighton-Boyce and hear award-winning writer Jackie Kay share her new writing inspired by their work.

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February 2019

Ruth Barker & Hannah Leighton-Boyce

1st February - 23rd March

Join us at GWL to experience inspiring new commissions by artists Ruth Barker and Hannah Leighton-Boyce.

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Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Consequences of progress, remnants for the future, 2018. Credit: Hannah Leighton-Boyce

Connect and Create: Monthly Creative Writing Group

2nd February at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 4 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Saturday, repeating until 5th May, 2019

Calling all women writers in Edinburgh! Check out our new connect and create writing group, on the first Saturday of every month.

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Connect and Create writing materials. Credit: GWL. Writing materials for Connect and create Writing group image

Warm Welcome

2nd February 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 3rd February, 2019

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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Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton

Hitherto Unknown: Research Workshops

Free
4th February at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“Literary history and the present are dark with silences.” Tillie Olsen, ‘Silences’, 1978. Uncover the writers and stories silenced by the barriers of gender, class and race in this series of research workshops.

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Tillie Olsen 'Silences' at GWL. Credit: GWL

Open Book

Free – £2
5th February at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Described as “the most interesting and inspirational mornings” by one participant, these vibrant and thoughtful monthly workshops led by poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill explore themes of journey, migration and belonging.

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Open Book Credit: GWL

Stride with Pride

Free
16th February at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This LGBT History Month we invite LGBTQI+ people to stride with pride and become history detectives. In these workshops, we’ll research and shape a new heritage trail, to be launched in the Summer.

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Image from the Lesbian Archive at Glasgow Women's Library reading Glasgow Lesbian Avengers: We Object!
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