We were beyond delighted to hear that no less than EIGHTEEN of our members have been chosen by Community Arts Partnership to have their poems included in the new Poetry In Motion Anthology, which means they are all in the running for the 2019 Seamus Heaney Award!
We couldn’t fit everyone into the single promo image but the roll call, in no particular order, is:
Trish Bennett, Teresa Godfrey, Clodagh Brennan Harvey, Elizabeth McGeown, Jenny Methven, Gaynor Kane, Teresa Kane, Amy Wyatt, Maeve O’Lynn, Anne McMaster, Kendra Reynolds, Clare McWilliams, Morna Sullivan, Wilma Kenny, Csilla Toldy, Emma McKervey, Paula Ryder, and Ellie Rose McKee
On the 2nd of February at 12pm – and again at 2pm – a number of writers from Women Aloud NI will share a selection of their work in a strikingly atmospheric setting closely associated with the campaign for women’s rights: the Dining Room at Mount Stewart.
Join us for a final chance to view the National Trust’s ‘Faces of Change’ exhibition in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery. This is a poetry recital not to be missed. The readings will not only place the history and context of the exhibition within an everyday framework – powerfully echoing the ethos of Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry – but will also reflect the core tenet of Women Aloud NI which is to encourage the development of women’s writing in Northern Ireland.
The new year is well underway and we’ve been busy planning our March events for this year. As always, we will be engaging in a number of readings all across Northern Ireland for International Women’s Day alongside our now annual trip to Dublin for WomenXBorders and we have something else extra special in the works as well. Stay tuned for more information as it’s released.
It is with great pleasure that we can announce no less than twelve of our members have secured lottery funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland under their Support For the Individual Artist Programme this year. Some have won General Awards while others have received awards under the Artists Career Enhancement Scheme (ACES). Here is the full list across both (in no particular order).
Ellie Rose McKee
Ladies, we are delighted for all of you and can’t wait to see what projects spawn from this investment. Congratulations!
This autumn, take part in The Edge of the Island creative writing workshop with Anne McMaster exploring our complex relationship with both the land and the sea. Then join Women Aloud NI writers for a specially curated series of readings exploring life at the edges of our island.
Cost is £25 and spaces are limited to a maximum of twelve.
We have two upcoming events as part of the EastSide Arts Festival.
Poetry, Prose, & Pastries
Date/Time: Friday 3rd August, 11am – Noon
Venue: EastSide Visitor Centre
Price: Free but booking essential
Readers will treat you to bite-sized readings from their work, highlighting the diversity of the contemporary writing scene. There will be an opportunity to meet the authors afterwards. It’s sure to be a literary feast!