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Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele.

Queer: A Graphic History, is a book by cartoonist Julia Scheele and Activist-Academic Meg-John Barker. It is both complex and simple, informative and questioning, funny and deep. It even manages to make those like theorists Michel Foucault and Judith Butler easy to understand if you’ve struggled in the past to get by their terminology!

Menna Elfyn’s Bondo, Antonella Anedda’s Archipelago and Tatiana Shcherbina’s Life Without: Bilingual Poetry.

“Every act of communication is a miracle of translation.” 
― Ken Liu, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories
Bloodaxe’s billingual poetry collections like Menna Elfyn’s Bondo, Antonella Anedda’s Archipelago and Tatiana Shcherbina’s Life Without  are works of wonder. Here is why you should give them a read.

Burned At The Stake-The Life of Mary Channing/The Yorkshire Witch-The Life and Trial of Mary Bateman by Summer Strevens.

The stories of Mary Channing and Mary Bateman are ones that have been silenced for hundreds of years. In these two fantastic biographies, Summer Strevens composes the first studies into both women since the post-execution salacious biographies used to tarnish and punish even their memory.

Seeing Things: Re-imagining Rita and Masataka Taketsuru

Read about Seeing Things trip to Kirkintilloch Town Hall to see Re-imagining Rita and Masataka Taketsuru

Life at GWL after Museum of the Year, protesting against Trump and crafting suffragette sashes.

In this blog post, our intern Jeanette talks about getting crafty for GWL, protesting with us and what the past month had in store for her.

Revolting Women Playlists

Adele Patrick, Glasgow Women’s Library’s Lifelong Learning and Creative Development Manager, is a Guest Selector at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. In her role as Guest Selector, Adele asked women writers appearing at the Festival for playlists of songs by women that empower, inspire and get their creative juices flowing. Below, Adele explains more about the […]

“You are looking at a roaring dyke” – Remembering Jackie Forster

Placement student Morna McMurtry has been working with the GWL Collections team and the Lesbian Archive. Here she remembers activist Jackie Forster.

Horse MacDonald, Joyce McMillan, Rosina Bosina, Remzije Sherifi, Sam Ainsley, Jo Clifford, Myrtle Simpson - Outstanding Women of Scotland Inductees 2017

Nominate Your ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’ 2018

Nominations are now officially open for the ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’ 2018 awards. Celebrating exceptional women from all walks of life and Scotland’s unsung heroines since 2015, the ‘Outstanding Women of Scotland’ programme is a partnership between the Saltire Society and Glasgow Women’s Library.

The Torch of Woman Kind

Zachari Duncalf, researcher, trainer and consultant, as well as a GWL volunteer, has been foraging through the archives for insight into women’s experiences of the psychiatric system.

The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse

Our volunteer Elaine introduces Kate Mosse’s latest novel set in 16th century France.