We Did It Again!

Between 07 and 11 March 2017, in the region of 150 women writers took part in Women Aloud NI 2017, an initiative to raise the profile of the women’s writing scene in Northern Ireland. Over the course of three days, women’s writing – and International Women’s Day – was celebrated at 20 events: 12 in Northern Ireland and 6 in Dublin [including the hugely successful #WomenXBorders events at the Irish Writers Centre]. There were also 2 special events this year: a well-supported women’s poetry competition run by Waterstones Coleraine and an in-train recital on the Translink NI Enterprise service between Belfast and Dublin!

Collage 2017 WANI

We’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who helped to make Women Aloud NI 2017 successful :

  • The writers who took part
  • The venues who hosted our events
  • The audiences who came along to listen
  • The Irish Writers Centre in Dublin who partnered with us for #WomenXBorders
  • The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, the National Lottery and Words Ireland who made our trip to Dublin possible
  • The friendly folk at Translink NI who helped keep our in-train recital ‘on track’ 😉
  • The publishing community – and broader creative community – who offered us enthusiastic encouragement
  • Local press and media who helped us to spread the word
  • Everyone who shared news about our events on social media

This year, we’ve managed to capture the energy of our events on film :) . Scroll down to watch highlights from our Belfast literary flash mob, some of our ‘best bits’ from our trip to Dublin and the literary soundscape we created with our fellow writers from the South.

See you at Women Aloud NI 2018!

 

We Did It!

On 08 March 2016, International Women’s Day, 130 women writers took part in Women Aloud NI 2016, an initiative to raise the profile of the women’s writing scene in Northern Ireland. On that day, women’s writing was celebrated in fifteen venues across Northern Ireland [and in two venues outside Northern Ireland].

We’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who helped to make Women Aloud NI 2016 successful :

  • The writers who took part
  • The venues who hosted our events
  • The audiences who came along to listen
  • The publishing community – and broader creative community – who offered us enthusiastic encouragement
  • Local press and media who helped us to spread the word
  • Everyone who shared news about our events on social media

We’ve got lots of images to sort through, and we’ll be creating a gallery for the website over the coming weeks. In the meantime, here are two little somethings to give you a flavour of Women Aloud NI 2016.

Here’s a recording of the mass reading that took place at the end of the evening in No Alibis bookshop, Belfast [27 writers took part in this event ] :

And here’s a collage capturing the spirit of some of the Women Aloud NI 2016 events. [With thanks to Maria McManus for permission to share the black-and-white image taken at No Alibis].

Women Aloud NI 2016

 

 

Join Us At A Women Aloud NI Event on 08 March!

There’s plenty going on to celebrate Women Aloud NI 2016, and we hope you can join us at one of our events. Most events are free of charge :) Find out about all our events in Northern Ireland [and any booking requirements] here. Find out about our events outside Northern Ireland here[Yes, we actually have some of those!]

Women Aloud NI 2016

There’s Still Time To Get Involved!

We’ve been busy :) . We’ve reached our target of running at least one event in each of the 6 counties, and more than 100 women have registered to take part in the project so far. If you’d like to join us, there are still some reader slots available.

You can find the current events schedule [and get details of how to contact the relevant event coordinators] here and find more out about the project here.

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