#WomenXBorders: Irish Writers Centre, Dublin, 11.00-16.00, Saturday 10 March 2018. [NI Event Coordinator: Jane Talbot; ROI Event Coordinator: Irish Writers Centre]
50 female writers resident in or from Northern Ireland will join female writers resident in the Republic of Ireland for the day.
The #WomenXBorders18 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 #WomenXBorders18 is a brilliant opportunity for us to continue to raise the profile of the Northern Irish women’s writing scene outside NI, this collaboration is about much more than this. This day is about cementing relationships across genres and across borders; and this day is about celebrating the work of female writers resident on the island of Ireland.
A huge thanks to our friends at The Irish Writers Centre for hosting us again and for doing a lot of work behind the scenes to make this day possible. We can’t wait!
Thanks also to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland who have been extremely generous in their support.
About the Readathon
See which NI writers are participating here.
About the Mass Reading
Find out more about the mass reading here. Watch the video of last year’s mass reading here:
About the Panel Discussions
There will be three 45-minute panel discussions and one 15-minute information session during the course of the day:
1. Writing Through Darkness: the Literary Remedy [45 mins]
2. Development Routes for Writers [45 mins]
3. Writing Across Genres: Joys and Pitfalls [45 mins]
4. The Literary Ladies: Making our Writing Work for us [15 mins]
Find out more about the panel discussions and information session here.
Read a participants view of last year’s event 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.
LOTS FOR NI WOMEN WRITERS: NOT AVAILABLE
READER SLOT FOR ROI WOMEN WRITERS: AVAILABLE. KEEP AN EYE ON THE IWC WEBSITE FOR ANNOUNCEMENT.