Glasgow Women’s Library Autumn/Winter programme launches on Tuesday 11 August with two special events at the Library (1pm-3pm and 6pm-7.30pm). Come along to 23 Landressy Street to meet the GWL team with trailers, tasters and treats as they launch an alluring Autumn programme of screenings, Story Café reading events, performances, workshops, exhibitions and talks.

Kerry Conquers, ©Mandy McIntosh
Kerry Conquers © Mandy McIntosh

You’ll have the first chance to book places on the popular Women’s Heritage Walks, unmissable Trailblazer talks, and National Lifelong Learning Programme’s events out and about across Scotland. Hear about the upcoming exhibition which marks the calendar end of the one year residency by artist Mandy McIntosh with Glasgow Women’s Library and Castlemilk Community Centre. Then have a look at trailers for our ‘Love is…’ film screenings in late Autumn that take love from the page to the screen for the BFI Love season. Re-kindling audience passions for film and literature’s most enduring love stories by women, these screening events will present films to fall in love with and films to break your heart.

Visit GWL at the Programme Launch to hear how their Sex in the Women’s Library season will culminate in September with the launch of a new sexology themed publication ‘Sex Between the Covers,’ and screenings of the short films and podcasts developed from the illuminating discussion, drama and comedy sessions that have been taking place at GWL this summer.

Jenny Geddes, Creepie Stool. ©Jasmin Egner
Jenny Geddes, Creepie Stool © Jasmin Egner

Later this year, Black Dingo Productions presents ‘Creepie Stool’ by Jen McGregor. Set in Edinburgh, 1637, this captivating historical drama tells the story of Jenny Geddes. Cabbage seller Jenny flings a stool at a minister and starts a riot in St Giles. Calvinists and Catholics clash on city streets and Jenny’s employer demands an explanation – leading to unwelcome discoveries behind closed doors. This atmospheric evening performance of ‘Creepie Stool’ is in partnership with Black Dingo Productions as part of GWL’s Mixing The Colours: Women Speaking About Sectarianism project and their ongoing work to share women’s experiences of sectarianism.

Story Café, ©GWL
Story Café © GWL

Glasgow Women’s Library’s warm and welcoming Story Café is the perfect way to relax over lunchtime. These regular events continue throughout the Autumn/Winter programme with some fascinating specials to look forward to. October sees ‘Banned Books Week’ a celebration of the glorious freedom to read, and a special event at GWL to explore the work of banned and challenged women writers from across the world, including Alice Walker, Nadime Gordimer and Toni Morrison. Find out more at the programme launch and, if it’s your first visit, take the opportunity to sign up as a borrower giving you access to ‘hard to find anywhere else’ books by, for and about women. From pioneering women artists, explorers and political activists to fiction and poetry from Scotland and all around the world, this lending library will have something to intrigue and inspire you.

Glasgow Women’s Library Programme Launch also offers a chance to meet the team and feedback on the activities you have taken part in or the programme as a whole. And, of course, in true GWL fashion, the kettle will be on and GWL looks forward to welcoming you for the afternoon or evening session.

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