On January 6th, 2024, the Irish Writers Centre celebrated Nollaig na mBan, showcasing the achievements of Irish women writers. The event, themed BODIES OF WORK, featured new literary works by notable authors like Christine Dwyer Hickey, Jan Carson, and Nessa O’Mahony. The event emphasised the importance of freedom of expression and honoured writers who faced censorship worldwide.
The evening, hosted by poet Jessica Traynor, also celebrated Ireland’s thriving literary journal scene, by spotlighting literary journals created and curated by women writers through a series of soapbox performances. Channel, gorse and HOWL were featured, including readings from their editors.
The evening event featured a blend of impactful prose, poetry, and music, celebrating the talents of Irish women writers, and HOWL was honoured to take part.