Our Supporters

Women Aloud NI is currently a zero-funded project. Participation is on a voluntary basis. We are enormously grateful to all those who have given their time, enthusiasm, energy and expertise to this project. We are thrilled to have received messages of support from other organisations in the arts sector – and beyond :

NIPR logo smallNIPR, The National Collection of Northern Ireland Publications, is delighted to support Women Aloud NI 2016. Northern Ireland has a wealth of talented and inspiring women writers, some well known, but many whose worth is yet to be recognised by publishers and readers alike. Raising the profile of our women writers is a very worthwhile project.

NIPR is proud to have collected many books penned by Northern Irish women, whose stories, memoirs, poems and plays help make the NIPR collection an invaluable archive of Northern Ireland’s unique literary heritage. We wish Women Aloud NI 2016, and women writers everywhere, every success. [Joan Crooks – NIPR Manager]

EPANI-logoThe Editors’ and Proofreaders’ Alliance of Northern Ireland [EPANI] is delighted to support Women Aloud NI in celebrating our wonderful women writers and in helping them give voice to their creativity.

Herself-Press-logoHerself Press proudly supports Women Aloud NI in all its endeavours. This wonderful initiative has helped Northern Irish women writers to punch above their weight by bringing them together to speak with one strong clear voice.


Children’s Books Ireland proudly supports Women Aloud NI 2017. We welcome every opportunity to celebrate writing for children on the island of Ireland. [Children’s Books Ireland is the national children’s book organisation with the mission of making books a part of every child’s life.]

poetry ireland smallWith such a wealth of wonderful work currently being created by women writers in Northern Ireland, it is a particular pleasure to witness the development of Women Aloud NI. [Poetry Ireland]

IWC logo smallThe Irish Writers Centre is delighted to collaborate with Women Aloud NI for International Women’s Day. As the Centre extends its programming to Northern Ireland, we are proud to facilitate the building of relationships between women writers across the country. The Irish Writers Centre fully supports Women Aloud NI’s aim to inspire women to write, read and advocate for the work of talented Northern Irish women writers.

Literature IrelandLiterature Ireland is proud to support Women Aloud NI and is delighted at this initiative to celebrate the work of Northern Irish women writers. We look forward to working with Women Aloud NI to raise these writers’ profiles at home and abroad.

Tramp Press smallTramp Press is delighted to support this initiative: shining a light on the exceptional work that contemporary female writers are doing is really important, and Women Aloud NI 2016 is a great step forwards.

blackstaff press website logoBlackstaff Press is delighted to support Women Aloud NI. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the work of women writers and to let their stories and talent shine. We hope these women’s voices raise the roof!

Big Telly logo smallBig Telly is delighted to support Women Aloud NI, highlighting the work of contemporary female writers making an outstanding contribution to the creative sector.

Incubator smallWe are excited to support this wonderful initiative and look forward to hearing all those voices of local women writers who inspire us, and all the new voices of those who will be our future inspiration. We are certain this important day will encourage more people to share their work and support each other’s creative projects. [The Incubator Journal]

liberties greysmallLiberties Press is delighted to support #WomenAloudNI, an initiative which encourages women writers in Northern Ireland to extend their literary reach and ensure a thriving profile for female writers.


WTF logo smallWakingTheFeminists are delighted to stand in solidarity with Women Aloud NI. As an initiative that supports and promotes the work of women writers, it is a cause that we both share. Having women’s creativity championed is crucial to the visibility and status of women within our society – not to mention the support and encouragement that it gives to individual women artists. We’re also very pleased that we can unite our cause for supporting women artists across the border between the North of Ireland and the Republic. We wish Women Aloud NI the best of goodwill in their endeavours in celebrating the work of women writers in Northern Ireland.

word factory logo Word Factory is delighted to support this excellent initiative – a day brimming with the literary brilliance, verve and generosity of Northern Ireland’s women writers. As the UK’s leading promoter of short story writers, we are dedicating our year to the inspiration offered to men and women by classic and contemporary female short story writers. We applaud you and look forward to working with you in the future. [Cathy Galvin, founder and director of Word Factory]

IQ logo jpegIt’s really wonderful to see a community of authors and literature-lovers come together to celebrate amazing storytelling by female writers.  We’re looking forward to these events moving from strength to strength in the coming years. [Inspired Quill]



Lucy Caldwell Suddenly, unexpectedly, and very thrillingly, there is a lot of excitement and energy around women’s writing in Northern Ireland. I am discovering forbears I didn’t know I was missing, and contemporaries whose work I am all of a sudden in conversation with.  I am so proud to support Women Aloud NI – Lucy Caldwell, novelist and playwright.

Dawn BadoWomen Aloud NI is an important platform that showcases the multiplicity and diversity of Northern Irish women authors. Their exciting programme for International Women’s Day, which includes a cross-border event, is even bigger this year. It features established and emerging writers in a dynamic series of events that capture the powerful energy surrounding Northern women’s writing today – Dr Dawn Miranda Sherratt-Bado, Co-editor of Female Lines: New Writing by Women from Northern Ireland, forthcoming with New Island Books in autumn 2017

Women Aloud NI 2017
We are especially grateful to the venues hosting our events, to bookshops and libraries organising displays of our work on International Women’s Day, and to organisations who have offered us both practical support and encouragement :

Áras Cholmcille, Derry
Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Banbridge Library
Bangor Library
Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen
Cookstown Library
Easons, Belfast
Easons, Bangor
Irish Writers Centre, Dublin
Keady Clachan, Limavady
Keady Library
Killyleagh Library
Libraries NI
Lurgan Town Hall
No Alibis Bookshop, Belfast
Randalstown Library
The Linenhall Library, Belfast
Waterstones Belfast
Waterstones Coleraine
Words Ireland

Women Aloud NI 2016
We are especially grateful to the venues hosting our events :

Waterstones LogoWaterstone’s Bookshop, Coleraine


No Alibis smallNo Alibis Bookstore, Belfast


Easons smallEasons Bookshop, Donegall Place, Belfast

North Down Museum, Bangor
Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen
The Keady Clachan, Limavady
Ranfurly House Arts & Visitor Centre, Dungannon
The Town Hall, Lurgan
The Tara Centre, Omagh
Banbridge Library
Portstewart Library
Belfast Central Library
Lisburn City Library