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September 2020

Seeing Things- Women in Action: Short Films

29th September at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our first ever online Seeing Things film club! Join our Seeing Things volunteers to hear our reactions, and share yours, to the Women in Motion: Shorts Programme, available as part of the Take One Action film festival: a special programme of short films directed by women, exploring women’s relationship to place, ancestry and their physical selves.

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still taken from a film. A little girl lying on the floor in a dimly lit room, feeding a small tortoise some broccoli.

Making Her Mark

30th September at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 14th October, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on 28th October, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on 11th November, 2020 at 1:00 pm

How are women’s lives reflected in Renfrewshire’s towns and villages? How are they celebrated or remembered? These sessions are a chance to try out something new, take part in creative workshops, make friends and contribute to an exciting end of project exhibition in Paisley in 2021.

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Making Her Mark research. Credit: GWL

Readers of Colour

30th September at 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Join Readers of Colour online to discover and chat about poetry, fiction, and narrative non-fiction by women writers of colour.

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Readers of Colour

October 2020

Online: National Poetry Day with Pauline Prior-Pitt

Free
1st October at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Celebrate National Poetry Day with our online Story Café Special with Pauline Prior-Pitt. A warm welcome, invigorating, illuminating poems and brilliant chat awaits you!

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Author photo of Pauline Prior-Pitt

Online: Open Book

Free
5th October at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

These thoughtful monthly Open Book creative writing sessions are now back for Autumn!

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Open Book Workshop at GWL. Credit: Open Book

Online: Fiction Writing to Help Manage Chronic Pain

Free
6th October at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We’re delighted to welcome back Gillian Shirreffs to host her popular writing workshops where she shares ways that writing can be used as a powerful distraction to help manage chronic pain. New writers and those with experience welcome.

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A red first aid box with a piece of paper standing in it. The paper is titled ‘Distraction Technique’ and has words like ‘Hip Pain,’ ‘Multiple Sclerosis,’ and ‘Fibromyalgia’ on it.

Online: Drama Queens: In Our Own Words

Free
8th October at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us online for the world premiere of the timely new play Cummings and Goings. Meet Mother as she struggles to deal with her three annoying and arrogant children – Boris, Dom and Mikey...

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Drama Queens perform their own devised version of Muriel Sparke's novel The Abbess of Crewe, 2019

Online: Fiction Writing to Help Manage Chronic Pain

Free
13th October at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We’re delighted to welcome back Gillian Shirreffs to host her popular writing workshops where she shares ways that writing can be used as a powerful distraction to help manage chronic pain. New writers and those with experience welcome.

Find out more »
A red first aid box with a piece of paper standing in it. The paper is titled ‘Distraction Technique’ and has words like ‘Hip Pain,’ ‘Multiple Sclerosis,’ and ‘Fibromyalgia’ on it.

Making Her Mark

14th October at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 14th October, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on 28th October, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on 11th November, 2020 at 1:00 pm

How are women’s lives reflected in Renfrewshire’s towns and villages? How are they celebrated or remembered? These sessions are a chance to try out something new, take part in creative workshops, make friends and contribute to an exciting end of project exhibition in Paisley in 2021.

Find out more »
Making Her Mark research. Credit: GWL

Online: Bold Types: Editing Mistress-class

Free
22nd October at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Submissions are open for our annual writing competition and our editing mistress-class will help you to build your boldness before you send us your work!

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Creative Writing Credit: GWL

Making Her Mark

28th October at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 14th October, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on 28th October, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on 11th November, 2020 at 1:00 pm

How are women’s lives reflected in Renfrewshire’s towns and villages? How are they celebrated or remembered? These sessions are a chance to try out something new, take part in creative workshops, make friends and contribute to an exciting end of project exhibition in Paisley in 2021.

Find out more »
Making Her Mark research. Credit: GWL

Online: Readers of Colour

28th October at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 25th November, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on 16th December, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on 27th January, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Join Readers of Colour online to discover and chat about poetry, fiction, and narrative non-fiction by women and non-binary writers of colour.

Find out more »
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.

Online: Ways of Seeing Exhibition

29th October - 24th December

What are Scottish women’s unique ways of seeing the world through the camera lens? See the work of women photographers in Scotland in this online exhibition.

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Ways of Seeing. Credit: Ilisa Stack / Shutter Hub

Online Symposium: ‘Ways of Seeing’: Women and Photography in Scotland

Free
29th October at 9:15 am - 4:00 pm

Sign up to attend the symposium ‘Ways of Seeing’: Women and Photography in Scotland, hosted online by Glasgow Women's Library, and inspired by the National Trust for Scotland’s extensive photographic collections.

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A yellow-coloured page from a photograph album. On it are displayed about a dozen small, black and white photos of people and stately homes, surrounded by signatures and a watercolour sketch of ivy.

Online: Story Café Special: Radical Women

Free
29th October at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sit back and listen to talks, stories and poems that celebrate the lives of poets, writers and fighters – from suffragettes and radical women poets of the past to Scottish women fighting for workplace equality in the twentieth century.

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Story Cafe Radical Women. Credit: GWL

November 2020

Online: Open Book

Free
2nd November at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

These thoughtful monthly Open Book creative writing sessions are now back for Autumn!

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Open Book Credit: GWL

Making Her Mark

11th November at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 14th October, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on 28th October, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on 11th November, 2020 at 1:00 pm

How are women’s lives reflected in Renfrewshire’s towns and villages? How are they celebrated or remembered? These sessions are a chance to try out something new, take part in creative workshops, make friends and contribute to an exciting end of project exhibition in Paisley in 2021.

Find out more »
Making Her Mark research. Credit: GWL

Online: Story Café Special: International Crime Fiction

Free
12th November at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Are you drawn to stories of murder, mayhem and intrigue? Captivated by flawed detectives and villainous perpetrators? Then this International Crime Fiction Story Café is for you! Join Dr Noir in conversation with Sheena Kamal and Lilja Sigurðardóttir.

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Portrait of Dr Noir in black and white. They are leaning on the back of a chair in front of a bookcase.

Online: Memory is a Weapon

13th November at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This film screening, spoken word, performance and discussion event draws together Black women artists and activists from Scotland and across the world to reflect and reimagine new futures during and post-COVID-19.

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Memory is a Weapon publicity poster

Online: Bold Types Creative Writing Showcase

Free
19th November at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Be dazzled by our bold writers in this online Bold Types Creative Writing Showcase. We’ll be cheering them on as they share stories and poems on the theme of FUTURE, in front of our panel of encouraging judges.

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Bold Types Logo that shows a piece of paper with squiggles on it to represent text. The paper has another green rectangle behind it and next to this it says 'Bold Types'

Online: Readers of Colour

25th November at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 25th November, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on 16th December, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on 27th January, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Join Readers of Colour online to discover and chat about poetry, fiction, and narrative non-fiction by women and non-binary writers of colour.

Find out more »
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.

Online: Story Café Special: Moose, Mosquitos and Bears…Oh My

Free
26th November at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Hear adventures in remote Alaskan villages and traditional Yup’ik folktales, as well as readings from Kathleen Jamie’s surfacing in this Story Café Special.

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A red building with the sign Aniak Public Library sits along a snowy road, Alaska. Credit: Donna Moore

Online: Winter Warmer: Fiction Writing to Help Manage Chronic Pain

Free
26th November at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Following on from Gillian Shirreff's enjoyable writing workshops for women with chronic pain, you asked for more! We’re delighted that Gillian is back to bring you a winter warmer writing session exploring setting the scene for your stories.

Find out more »
A red first aid box with a piece of paper standing in it. The paper is titled ‘Distraction Technique’ and has words like ‘Hip Pain,’ ‘Multiple Sclerosis,’ and ‘Fibromyalgia’ on it.

December 2020

Online: Story Café Special: Women in the Landscape

Free
3rd December at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Listen to readings from some fabulous women writers who have connected in different ways with our built and natural heritage at this online Women in the landscape Story Café.

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Women in the Landscape Story Café Kairos

Online: Winter Warmer: Fiction Writing to Help Manage Chronic Pain

Free
3rd December at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Following on from Gillian Shirreff's enjoyable writing workshops for women with chronic pain, you asked for more! We’re delighted that Gillian is back to bring you a winter warmer writing session exploring setting the scene for your stories.

Find out more »
A red first aid box with a piece of paper standing in it. The paper is titled ‘Distraction Technique’ and has words like ‘Hip Pain,’ ‘Multiple Sclerosis,’ and ‘Fibromyalgia’ on it.

Online: Creative Writing for Fearties: Cinema Memories

Free
5th December at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This online Creative Writing for Fearties Special is inspired by memories of cinema-going in the 1930s!

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Paramount Pictures logo - 35mm film strip, donated by Thomas McGoran (Glasgow projectionist), courtesy of Cinema and Culture in 1930s Britain collection, Lancaster University Special Collection

Online: Open Book

Free
7th December at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

These thoughtful monthly Open Book creative writing sessions are now back for Autumn!

Find out more »
Open Book Credit: GWL

Online: Story Café Special: Once upon a time, there was an engineer…

Free
10th December at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In this Story Café Special, Nina Baker will talk about 120 years of women engineers and scientists in novels, play, graphic art and film!

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A Girl Munition Worker cover

Online: Readers of Colour

16th December at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 25th November, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on 16th December, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on 27th January, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Join Readers of Colour online to discover and chat about poetry, fiction, and narrative non-fiction by women and non-binary writers of colour.

Find out more »
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.

January 2021

Online: Creative Writing for Fearties: Cinema Memories

Free
15th January, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This Creative Writing for Fearties Special is inspired by memories of cinema-going in the 1930s!

Find out more »
Paramount Pictures logo - 35mm film strip, donated by Thomas McGoran (Glasgow projectionist), courtesy of Cinema and Culture in 1930s Britain collection, Lancaster University Special Collection

Weemin’s Wark

26th January, 2021 - 26th March, 2021

The Weemin's Wark exhibition aims to increase the visibility of women’s contribution to contemporary island culture by providing a safe space in which to examine notions of labour and positivity for women and allies who challenge structures of social and institutional inequality.

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Camp Books courtesy of Brook Palmieri

Online: Readers of Colour

27th January, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 25th November, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on 16th December, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on 27th January, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Join Readers of Colour online to discover and chat about poetry, fiction, and narrative non-fiction by women and non-binary writers of colour.

Find out more »
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.

February 2021

Online: Open Book

Free
1st February, 2021 at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

These thoughtful monthly Open Book creative writing sessions are now back for Autumn!

Find out more »
Open Book Credit: GWL
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