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Glasgow Women's Library Podcast

An occasional series of podcasts from Glasgow Women’s Library, featuring a world of women’s words – written, spoken and heard.

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GWL + FLUP: The Poetry Slam Podcast

The poetry slam at FLUP feels like the heart of the festival. In this final episode of Glasgow Women’s Library and FLUP the podcast, Tomiwa Folorunso finds sits down with one of the founders of FLUP, Julio Ludemir, and some of the poetry slammers to find out more about this special event. From Rio de Janeiro they discuss community, Blackness and the importance of the slam poetry movement. Source

26mins

19 May 2020

Rank #1

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GWL + FLUP: The Podcast with Funmilola Fagbamila

In this second episode of Glasgow Women’s Library and FLUP the podcast, Tomiwa Folorunso sits down with Funmilola Fagbamila, the Nigerian-American activist, playwright, author and scholar, one of the original organisers of the Black Lives Matter Movement. From Rio de Janeiro they discuss activism off and online, and protecting and looking after yourself. A transcript of the podcast can be... Source

50mins

19 May 2020

Rank #2

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Open the Door 2020: Nature Writing Panel

This podcast, looking at nature writing, is part of Open the Door 2020. The panelists are Christina Riley, Maria Sledmere and Rebecca Jones and the episode was produced by Jennifer Wood. Scroll down to the bottom of this post to listen. You can download a transcript of the panel discussion here: Download Nature Writing Panel Transcript A largeprint transcript is also available: Download Largeprint... Source

43mins

18 May 2020

Rank #3

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GWL + FLUP: The Podcast with Natasha A. Kelly

In this first episode of Glasgow Women’s Library and FLUP the podcast, Tomiwa Folorunso sits down with author, curator and lecturer Dr. Natasha A. Kelly. From Rio de Janeiro they discuss Natasha’s activism, her work as an academic, artist and what it is like to exist in this world with a black body. If you’d like to read a transcript of this podcast episode, you can download a word version here. Source

51mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #4

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Podcast: Dina Nayeri Interview

GWL Digital Reads is our online book group; a space for people from around the world to take part in discussions around books written by women and to engage with GWL even if they can’t make it through our doors. We read a new book from a diverse selection of genres every two months and discuss it in our GWL Digital Book Group on Facebook. Our July and August Digital Reads book was The Ungrateful... Source

14mins

30 Sep 2019

Rank #5

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Podcast: New Places, Women’s Voices

Unwrapping women’s history across Scotland on Travelling Gallery and GWL tour Since August this year Glasgow Women’s Library has been touring Scotland with Lauren Printy Currie’s Travelling Gallery exhibition “Her body remembered a night-blooming cereus, sweated industry and salt (what came near)”. The tour has been a unique chance to raise awareness of GWL but also to meet lots of women all... Source

12mins

16 Nov 2017

Rank #6

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Podcast: All Women Poetry Slam 2017 – Lesley Traynor

On Friday 9 th June this year, we had a rousing and raucous time at our 2017 All Women Poetry Slam hosted by Carly Brown at the Out of the Blue Café in Edinburgh. For those of you who missed the Slam, we are delighted to feature podcast recordings of some of the poems we heard on the night. As a spoken word artist, Lesley Traynor won the 2017 Four Ages Slam at the Tron theatre and the 2017 Sma’... Source

8mins

21 Aug 2017

Rank #7

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Podcast: All Women Poetry Slam 2017 – Jo Gilbert

On Friday 9 th June this year, we had a rousing and raucous time at our 2017 All Women Poetry Slam hosted by Carly Brown at the Out of the Blue Café in Edinburgh. For those of you who missed the Slam, we are delighted to feature podcast recordings of some of the poems we heard on the night. Jo Gilbert, the winner of the 2017 Slam, is a new writer and performance poet from Aberdeen. Source

7mins

15 Aug 2017

Rank #8

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Podcast: All Women Poetry Slam 2016 – Hannah Lavery

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, we were proud and very excited to host the All Women Poetry Slam in partnership with the Harpies, Fechters and Quines Festival 2016 at the Out of the Blue Cafe in Edinburgh. The slam received a fantastic response and was enormously popular; a chance for women of all ages and levels of experience to perform and compete for the title of Harpies, Fechters and Quines 2016... Source

6mins

21 Nov 2016

Rank #9

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Podcast: All Women Poetry Slam 2016 – Katherine McMahon

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, we were proud and very excited to host the All Women Poetry Slam in partnership with the Harpies, Fechters and Quines Festival 2016 at the Out of the Blue Cafe in Edinburgh. The slam received a fantastic response and was enormously popular; a chance for women of all ages and levels of experience to perform and compete for the title of Harpies, Fechters and Quines 2016... Source

3mins

7 Nov 2016

Rank #10