This year for International Women’s Day on 8th March, WomenAloudNI, a zero-funded, voluntary provincewide project, has been set up to highlight the writing of women writers in Northern Ireland. This is their first year and they are organising at least one event in each county on International Women’s Day.
Fermanagh Writers is hosting this county’s event: Women Aloud Fermanagh 2016. The Fermanagh event celebrates the work of women writers but it’s not a women only event. Everyone is invited to attend.
We have a great line-up of women writers from Fermanagh (Fermanagh Writers’ group and other local writers) and the border region who will share their original stories and poems.
The writers include Monica Corish, a Leitrim poet and writing workshop tutor who has been the Featured Poet in The Stinging Fly; Diane Jardel, former Chair of Fermanagh Writers and a Community Arts Partnership tutor for their schools poetry programme, and Kate O’Shea and Teresa Kane, exciting local performance poets.
The admission fee is £1 and all proceeds will be donated to Fermanagh Women’s Aid. To open the evening, Mary McCann, the manager of Fermanagh Women’s Aid, will introduce the work of the organisation.
Tickets can be purchased at Collage Co-op in the Buttermarket, from a member of Fermanagh Writers or at the door. We’d really like you to join us on 8th March. Come along and be spellbound by our stories and poems.