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June 2019

Readers of Colour

26th June at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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

Story Café Special: aka Laura Grey, The Pantomime Girl

Free – £2
27th June at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

At this Story Café Special, GWL’s Donna Moore will talk about her work-in-progress about militant suffragette Lavender Guthrie: aka Laura Grey, Pantomime Girl.

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Story Cafe Credit: Katy Owen
Refugee Tales Volume II Book Cover. Credit: Comma Press

Refugee Tales: Readings with Jackie Kay and Sameena Zehra

27th June at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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Join us for an afternoon with Refugee Tales contributors Jackie Kay and Sameena Zehra, and listen to the stories of those who have suffered under the UK’s policy of indefinite detention, an issue which could not be more prevalent in today’s climate.

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Refugee Tales with Seeing Things

27th June at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Seeing Things for an afternoon with Refugee Tales contributors Jackie Kay and Sameena Zehra, and listen to the stories of those who have suffered under the UK’s policy of indefinite detention, an issue which could not be more prevalent in today’s climate.

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Seeing things

Women Making It

28th June at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 24th August, 2019

Join us for a range of GWL’s bitesize learning including scrapbooking, badge making, film screenings and much more. Friendly and relaxed drop-in sessions, perfect if you're new to the Library!

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Women Making It Scrapbooking. Credit: GWL

Stories of Belonging

Free
29th June at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us to celebrate Refugee Festival Scotland with an afternoon of spoken word and performances by local refugee groups on the theme of Belonging.

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Stories of Belonging Hopscotch. Credit: Paria Goodarzi

Women of the Merchant City

£6 – £10
29th June at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Scandal, vice, radicalism, regeneration and revival… Discover another side to this area as we retrace the footsteps of women who gave birth in the Maternity Hospital on Rottenrow and picture ourselves as the jury in a sensational Victorian murder trial in an arsenic poisoning case.

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Women photographed on the Women’s Heritage Walks. Credit: Katy Owen

July 2019

Warm Welcome

6th July at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 8th September, 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 friendly relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our programme and collections. We’d love to welcome you here!

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Glasgow Women’s Library Banner, created by Fiona Jack. Credit: GWL

Necropolis Women’s Heritage Walk

£6 – £10
7th July at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Who were the women buried in the Necropolis? Join our ever popular guided tour of this Victorian cemetery to find out…

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Women photographed on the Necropolis Walk. Credit: Katy Owen

Women Making It

12th July at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 24th August, 2019

Join us for a range of GWL’s bitesize learning including scrapbooking, badge making, film screenings and much more. Friendly and relaxed drop-in sessions, perfect if you're new to the Library!

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Women Making It Scrapbooking. Credit: GWL

Connect and Create: Monthly Creative Writing Group

13th July at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until 15th September, 2019

Calling all women writers in Edinburgh! Join our connect and create writing group, on the second Saturday of every month.

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

Drama Queens: Play Reading For Pleasure

Free – £2
18th July at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

It’s time for Lights! Action! Tea! once again in our regular No-Acting-Required Drama Queens sessions. Come and join us!

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Drama Queens Credit: GWL
Programming Folders. Credit: GWL

This Is Who We Are

18th July at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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This welcoming, open session is for anyone who wants to discover more about GWL. This session, our production coordinators will speak about the routes for events, exhibitions and projects proposed by partners to become part of our programme.

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Languages of Belonging: Sogol Mabadi and Birthe Jorgensen in conversation with Amanda Thomson

Free
18th July at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join artists Sogol Mabadi and Birthe Jorgensen in conversation with Amanda Thomson as part of their Home Where Home Is Not exhibition.

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Interregnum no. 1, laser cut puzzle bricks, cork and wool, by Sogol Mabadi, 2018. Credit: Iman Tajik

Creative Writing for Fearties: Wish You Were Here

Free – £2
20th July at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this friendly Creative Writing session, read – and write – between the lines of our fantastic postcard collection.

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A small group sit round a table writing. Everyone has their heads down and looks to be focused. There are tea cups and what look to be photographic prompts on the table.

Drama Queens: In Our Own Words

Free – £2
25th July at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Following on from the fun and hilarious adaptation of Abbess of Crewe by our Drama Queens, this Summer we're experimenting with a new short story adaptation. Come along for play writing fun. No experience required!

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Drama Queens perform The Abbess of Crewe adaptation Credit: GWL

Women Making It

26th July at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 24th August, 2019

Join us for a range of GWL’s bitesize learning including scrapbooking, badge making, film screenings and much more. Friendly and relaxed drop-in sessions, perfect if you're new to the Library!

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Women Making It Scrapbooking. Credit: GWL

Sensible Footwear Book Launch

Free
27th July at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate a graphic milestone in lesbian history! Join us for the launch of cartoonist Kate Charlesworth’s long-awaited memoir Sensible Footwear.

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Sensible Footwear Cover. Credit: Kate Charlesworth

Readers of Colour

31st July at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until 26th September, 2019

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

Find out more »
Books by Women Writers of Colour at Glasgow Women's Library

August 2019

Warm Welcome

3rd August at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 8th September, 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 friendly relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our programme and collections. We’d love to welcome you here!

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Glasgow Women’s Library Banner, created by Fiona Jack. Credit: GWL

Open Book

Free – £2
6th August at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Read poems and short stories together as prompts for your own creative writing – perfect for seasoned writers and beginners alike.

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Open Book Credit: GWL

Respond and Write: Edinburgh Art Festival for Writers

Free
6th August at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Let Donna Moore inspire you to write something new this summer in response to the work of some of the women artists at Edinburgh Art Festival 2019

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A small group sit round a table writing. Everyone has their heads down and looks to be focused. There are tea cups and what look to be photographic prompts on the table.

Collect:if

8th August at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Collect: if is a network run by and for creative women of colour. Join us at our welcoming, informal gatherings to connect, build the network, and learn more about opportunities to use Collect:if and GWL resources to put your practice into the spotlight.

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Collect:if member Diljeet performs at GWL Herland Credit: GWL

Women Making It

9th August at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 24th August, 2019

Join us for a range of GWL’s bitesize learning including scrapbooking, badge making, film screenings and much more. Friendly and relaxed drop-in sessions, perfect if you're new to the Library!

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Women Making It Scrapbooking. Credit: GWL

Connect and Create: Monthly Creative Writing Group

10th August at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until 15th September, 2019

Calling all women writers in Edinburgh! Join our connect and create writing group, on the second Saturday of every month.

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Connect and Create writing materials. Credit: GWL. Writing materials for Connect and create Writing group image
Visiting Talbot Rice Gallery, 2018. Credit: GWL

The Edinburgh Art Festival Experience

10th August at 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Edinburgh City Art Centre, 2 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DE
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Dip a toe into Edinburgh Art Festival this summer with this beginner-friendly day tour of some of the fabulous, international women artists featured, including Sriwhana Spong and Corin Sworn. 

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Dr Ebony Elizabeth Thomas. Credit: Stuart Goldenberg

Into The Dark Fantastic

10th August at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glasgow Women’s Library, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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Dr. Ebony Elizabeth Thomas and Dr. Melanie Ramdarshan Bold discuss inclusive representation in fantasy and YA. Come with questions, stay for the book signing and reception.

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Sci-Fi Story Café Special: Women Writing the ‘What if?’

Free – £2
15th August at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Wander the tree worlds, tundra, dystopias and utopias of women’s sci-fi writing from the 1660s to the present day at our Sci-Fi Story Café Special!

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Story Café Sci-Fi Special (Credit: Rebecca Jones)

Drama Queens: Play Reading For Pleasure

Free – £2
15th August at 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

It’s time for Lights! Action! Tea! once again in our regular No-Acting-Required Drama Queens sessions. Come and join us!

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Drama Queens Credit: GWL

Memory is a Weapon

Free – £2
15th August at 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Created by South African theatre practitioner Firdoze Bulbulia this theatre piece will use music, film installations and spoken word to draw on real memoirs of female activists and resistance movements in South Africa and beyond.

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Credit: Africa in Motion

Stride with Pride Heritage Trail Launch

Free
17th August at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Celebrate the launch of our LGBTQI+ Heritage Trail and hear from our History Detective volunteers as they talk about how they used the collections to research. We’ll start by exploring the archives at the library and then we’ll take you on a guided walk that celebrates Glasgow’s Queer past and writes LGBTQI+ people back into history.

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Stride with Pride Workshop. Credit: GWL

The Glasgow Girls of Garnethill

£6 – £10
18th August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This Garnethill walk will take you from the bustle of Sauchiehall Street to quiet and leafy back streets, highlighting the many remarkable women who have made this bohemian enclave one of the most exciting cultural and multicultural hotspots in Glasgow.

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The library's first location in Garnethill, 1991

Autumn Programme Launch

22nd August at 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

It’s our Autumn 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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Summer Programme Launch 2019

Drama Queens: In Our Own Words

Free – £2
22nd August at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Following on from the fun and hilarious adaptation of Abbess of Crewe by our Drama Queens, this Summer we're experimenting with a new short story adaptation. Come along for play writing fun. No experience required!

Find out more »
Drama Queens perform The Abbess of Crewe adaptation Credit: GWL

Women Making It

23rd August at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 24th August, 2019

Join us for a range of GWL’s bitesize learning including scrapbooking, badge making, film screenings and much more. Friendly and relaxed drop-in sessions, perfect if you're new to the Library!

Find out more »
Women Making It Scrapbooking. Credit: GWL

Women’s Heritage Bike Ride

Free
24th August at 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Let our tour guides lead you gently along cycle paths, through Glasgow Green and beside the Clyde, while sharing fun and fascinating facts about the history of women’s cycling.

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Image courtesy Belles on Bikes

Voices from Scotland’s Textiles Heritage

Free – £2
24th August at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hear some of the women’s voices who worked in Scotland's textile industry through recent oral history recordings, and see materials from the archives of Stoddard-Templeton and Paisley’s Coats & Clarks this Saturday afternoon.

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Chrissie Martin and Jessie Bell weaving a Templeton carpet 1955. Credit: STOD201/2/16/1/6 - p.8 University of Glasgow Archives Services

Readers of Colour

28th August at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until 26th September, 2019

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

Find out more »
Books by Women Writers of Colour at Glasgow Women's Library

Story Café Special: Marion F. Morrison and Morag Law

Free – £2
29th August at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Sgeulachdan Gàidhlig aig Leabharlann nam Ban còmhla ri Marion F. NicIlleMhoire agus Mòrag Law! Come and hear readings by Marion F. Morrison and Morag Law in Gaelic and English this Story Café Special!

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Morag Law and Marion F. Morrison Credit: Rob McDougall

Reading Group for Muslim Women

Free
30th August at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Reading group for Muslim Women brings together women interested in books written by Muslim women or with a focus on women’s issues.

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Reading Group for Muslim Women, May 2017. Credit: GWL

Legacies of the First World War

30th August at 11:00 am - 31st August at 4:00 pm

These two days form the Women & War Festival which will reflect on history and heritage with a focus on the experiences of women in World War One. Share in some of the exciting projects that have taken place since 2014 and consider how community organisations and academics can continue working together to explore aspects of the past and increase women’s visibility.

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Library of Birmingham Mills Munitions Workers. Credit: Women and War

September 2019

Rose Frain Survey Works

7th September - 5th October

See selected works and new works by artist Rose Frain in this exhibition which is installed throughout the library.

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Rose Frain Survey Works. This Time in History; What Escapes/Afghanistan, 2017 (detail: Burka). Photo: Severin Carrell. ©Rose Frain

Warm Welcome

7th September at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 8th September, 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 friendly relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our programme and collections. We’d love to welcome you here!

Find out more »
Glasgow Women’s Library Banner, created by Fiona Jack. Credit: GWL

Rose Frain Survey Works: Book Launch and Preview

Free
7th September at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us at the Book Launch of Rose Frain: Survey Works this Saturday, and see an exhibition showing selected works and new works from the artist’s extensive practice.

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Rose Frain Survey Works. This Time in History; What Escapes/Afghanistan, 2017 (detail: Burka). Photo: Severin Carrell. ©Rose Frain

Story Café

12th September at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Reinvent your lunchtime at Story Café! Stories and poems from around the world, all washed down with tea and friendly chat. Pull up a chair and become part of the story!

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Gathering for a GWL Story Café. Credit: GWL

Connect and Create: Monthly Creative Writing Group

14th September at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until 15th September, 2019

Calling all women writers in Edinburgh! Join our connect and create writing group, on the second Saturday of every month.

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

Readers of Colour

25th September at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until 26th September, 2019

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

Find out more »
Books by Women Writers of Colour at Glasgow Women's Library
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