#WomenXBorders: Irish Writers Centre, Dublin, 11.00-16.00, Saturday 11 March. [NI Event Coordinator: Jane Talbot; ROI Event Coordinator: Irish Writers Centre]
We’re delighted to team up with The Irish Writers Centre to celebrate International Women’s Day with a full programme of literary events.
50 female writers resident in or from Northern Ireland will join female writers resident in the Republic of Ireland for the day.
The #WomenXBorders programme consists of:
– A day-long readathon [40 women from the North and 40 women from the South]
– A mass reading [80+ women writers reading simultaneously]
– A range of panel discussions
– Networking opportunities.
While this is a brilliant opportunity for us to raise the profile of the Northern Irish women’s writing scene, this collaboration is about much more than this. This day is about meeting our fellow female writers based in the Republic of Ireland; this day is about cementing relationships across genres and across borders; this day is about celebrating the work of female writers resident on the island of Ireland; and this day is about finding out more about the work of key organisations involved in the literary scene.
A huge thanks to The Irish Writers Centre for hosting us and for doing a lot of work behind the scenes to make this day possible. We already feel welcome. We already feel part of something significant. We can’t wait!
About the Readathon
See which NI writers are participating here.
About the Mass Reading
Find out more about the mass reading here.
About the Panel Discussions
There will be three 45-minute panel discussions during the course of the day:
1. Boundaries, Barriers and Borders: Creating Writing Communities
2. The Writer’s See-Saw: How to Balance Life as a Writer with Career and Caring Responsibilities. Can it be done?
3. Self-Publishing : From Page to Publication and Beyond.
Find out more about the panel discussions here.
AUDIENCE ENTRY: Due to space constraints, the readathon and panel discussions are not public events. However, the mass reading in Parnell Square East is an outdoor event and all are welcome.
READER SLOTS FOR NI WOMEN WRITERS: NOT AVAILABLE
READER SLOT FOR ROI WOMEN WRITERS: AVAILABLE. SEE IWC WEBSITE FOR DETAILS.