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Women Aloud NI

Women Aloud NI

This collection was donated by Hilary McCollum for Women Aloud NI. Women Aloud NI formed in 2015 to promote, celebrate and support women's writing in Northern Ireland. The group have organised more than 100 performances including collaborative events with Irish Writers’ Centre, Mount Stewart, Belfast Book Festival, and Libraries NI. They won the Best Wildcard and Best Collaborative Work in the Sabboteur Awards 2017, and published North Star a collection of poems and short stories by Women Aloud NI members with Leschenault Press in 2020.

This archive contains a selection of creative writing by Women Aloud NI members Alison Black, Anita Gracey, Kate O'Shea, Réaltán Ní Leannnáin, and Wilma Kenny; as well as events flyers; the Women Aloud NI Constitution; a Strategy Plan, and photographs of workshops and readings taken by Anne McMaster.

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