Call for participants: WOMENXBORDERS 2018 - International Women's Day Readathon

Call for participants: WOMENXBORDERS 2018 - International Women's Day Readathon

The Irish Writers Centre is delighted to collaborate with Women Aloud Northern Ireland once again in 2018 for WomenXBorders in celebration of International Women’s Day. 

The event will consist of panel discussions, day-long opportunities to hear extracts from Women Aloud NI members and the Irish Writers Centre as well as networking opportunities which will serve to cement the relationships between women writers across genres — and across Ireland.

This event is one in a series of events from Women Aloud NI, including readings, bookstore and library visits and mystery events that will celebrate International Women’s Day from Thursday 8 March. The aim of these events 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.

As part of the event we are again seeking women writers resident in the Republic of Ireland to take part in a day-long literary readathon. Readers will have 3 minutes to read their work and will take part in a mass literary soundscape.

Who is eligible to apply?

The Irish Writers Centre is taking applications from women writers resident in the Republic of Ireland. Writers in Northern Ireland should contact Women Aloud directly. Writers at any stage of their career and writing in any language or genre are welcome to apply. We especially welcome applications from writers writing in Irish and writers from minority groups.

Where is the event taking place?  

The Irish Writers Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. 

Are travel expenses available? 

Travel expenses will not be subsidised for this event.


Friday 26 January 2018

Application details

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WomenXBorders 2018 is kindly supported by Arts Council of Ireland and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Lottery Fund.

Women Aloud NI           


Arts Council of Ireland