Special Events

On this page you’ll find details of events that don’t fit into the ‘Events By County’ category. You’ll also find information about independent events.

Waterstones LogoPoetry Competition: Causeway Coast & Glens area. Submissions open until 20 February [Event Organisers: Waterstones Coleraine and Anne McMaster] Calling all women poets in the Causeway Coast and Glens area! As part of the run up to Women Aloud NI 2017, Waterstones Coleraine will display a selection of framed poems by women writers within the borough. If you’re interested in submitting one piece of work [no longer than 30 lines] for possible inclusion, please email your poem as a Word/PDF attachment to coleraine@waterstones.com before 5pm on Monday 20 February. Please state the name of your town/village. Do not put your name on the poem – all submissions will be blind-read by the staff at Waterstones who will then shortlist 12 poems to be displayed throughout the store. Poets whose work has been chosen will be contacted on Monday 27 February and copies of their poems will be on display in Waterstones Coleraine from Wednesday 1 March.

women aloud logoEnterprise Train Service, Belfast – Dublin: 08.30 – 09.45, 11 March [Event Coordinator: Anne McMaster] This will be our first in-train recital! If you’re on the way down to Dublin on Saturday 11 March [08:00 service from Belfast], there’ll be an opportunity to hear some of us read our work. Featuring: Jane Talbot, Anne Doughty, Ellie Rose McKee, Anne McMaster, Helen Hastings, Hilary McCollum, Emma McKervey, Kerry Buchanan, Sheena Wilkinson, Lesley Allen, Belinda Bennetts, Emma Heatherington, Tara West, Maura Johnston, Jo Zebedee, Olive Broderick, D.J. McCune, Lara Sunday, Gaynor Kane, Wilma Kenny, Vicky McFarland, Catherine Tinley, Annemarie Mullan and Yvonne Boyle.

STACCATO squareDublin: Toner’s Pub, Baggot Street, 19.45 onwards, 08 March Come along and listen to women writers from the North read their work. Featuring: Maria McManus, Deirdre Cartmill, Nandi Jola, Bernie McGill, Sheila Llewellyn and Annemarie Neary.
AUDIENCE ENTRY: £FREE *Both men and women welcome*