On Saturday 11 March at 3.30pm, 90 women writers from all corners of Ireland will participate in a mass reading on the steps of Dublin’s Garden of Remembrance, creating a soundscape of women writers’ voices in celebration of International Women’s Day. The public and press will be invited to join the experience.
The soundscape is part of a collaboration between the Irish Writers Centre and Women Aloud Northern Ireland, bringing together 90 women writers from North and South for a day-long literary readathon to mark International Women’s Day. Beginning at 11am, the full day event will be an all-island literary celebration of women’s writing and an opportunity to hear extracts from women writers participating in the Irish Writers Centre and Women Aloud NI. With panel discussions and information sessions, the event aims to cement the relationships between women writers across genres — and across Ireland.
The event is one in a series of events from Women Aloud NI, founded in 2016 by author Jane Talbot. Collaborating with the Irish Writers Centre, the aim of this event is to inspire women to write, read, and champion the literary work of local women, strengthen their relationship with local booksellers and librarians, and promote the performances, readings and literary endeavours of women writers.