Last Wednesday, 8th March, the women members of Fermanagh Writers group, joined women writers across Northern Ireland to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Women Aloud NI is a project which aims to raise the profile of the women’s writing scene in Northern Ireland, organising events in every county in the province on International Women’s Day. This is the second year that Fermanagh Writers has hosted the Fermanagh event.
Fermanagh Women’s Aid manager, Mary McCann, opened the evening with a brief introduction to the work of the organisation.
Then women from Fermanagh, the border counties and Omagh Writers shared their stories and poetry with an attentive audience upstairs in Blakes of the Hollow pub.
As we did last year, as well as celebrating International Women’s Day, Fermanagh Writers took the opportunity to raise money for a local charity, charging a small admission fee, which included a copy of our latest publication, Tavern Told Tales. Half the admission price will be donated to Fermanagh Women’s Aid.
Kate O’Shea, the Master of Ceremonies kept the evening running smoothly and Caimin O’Shea provided the technical expertise so that the performers would be heard loud and clear.
Thanks to Blakes of the Hollow for lallowing us access to a great venue for our performance.