Open The Door Festival 2021 – Scottish Women’s Writing

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Thursday 20th May – Saturday 22nd May 2021


Scotland’s first ever festival for Scottish women’s writing returns for its fifth edition! This year inviting the world to Open the Door again, as Glasgow Women’s Library host the festival entirely online.
Inspired by Glasgow’s long history of bold, creative women, the theme this year will be writers who are artists and artists who are writers celebrating how they weave these two practices together.
From workshops to nurture your own creativity, to convivial conversations to inspire and illuminate, the Festival will open the doors into the worlds of reading, writing and art.

Writers and Artists

Featuring contemporary writers and artists including Amanda Thomson, Kate Charlesworth, and Sabba Khan, in conversation with creatives including Amy Gear and Nyla Ahmad, and spotlighting the work of historic writers and artists Wendy Wood, Edith Simon and Zarina Hashmi, this is a Festival like no other.
Open the Door 2021 is supported by the Open University in Scotland and the British Council.
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Enter Calm Slam Competition – See details.

Deadline 30th April, 2021

Submit a video of you reading your poem, but you don’t need to be on screen if that’s not your bag. You can either use your mobile to film yourself reading your poem, or film something in your surroundings (a river, a tree, your carpet!) as you read aloud.

Please send the video of your work by 12 noon on Friday 30th April.


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