Reflections on 1968
Saturday 6th October 2018
The Playhouse Theatre, Derry/Londonderry
12 women writers, poets, and playwrights in Female Lines (New Island Books, 2017), an anthology of women writers from Northern Ireland have volunteered short readings, to reflect on ’68 in their work: Some of the women were present at the time, others accompanied parents on civil rights marches, but most of them did not. What they all share is a desire to insert women’s voices into the narrative.
The 12 are: Medbh McGuckian, Paula Cunningham, Grainne Tobin, Cherry Smyth, Rosemary Jenkinson, Jean Bleakney, Anne Devlin, Sheena Wilkinson, Wendy Erskine, Maureen Boyle, Moyra Donaldson and Julieann Campbell.