Women Aloud NI writers to close Mount Stewart Faces of Change event with readings

Moyra Donaldson, Karen Mooney and Kerry Buchanan from Women Aloud who will be performing special readings at Mount Stewart on Saturday
Gail Bell

FEMALE writers from across Northern Ireland will perform new readings at Mount Stewart this weekend to mark the close of the successful 'Faces of Change: Votes for Women' exhibition.

The group from Women Aloud NI, which raises the profile of women writers in the region, will perform at two sessions – 12 noon and 2pm – at the literary event on Saturday.

Appropriately, given the theme of the exhibition, the focus will be on women and power, voice and identity, with each of the 11 participants set to regale visitors with prose inspired by the exhibition.

Those taking part are Maureen Boyle, Trish Bennett, Kerry Buchanan, Kelly Creighton, Byddi Lee, Moyra Donaldson, Anne McMaster, Liz Weir, Karen Mooney, Kendra Reynolds and Gaynor Kane.

Neil Watt, house and collections manager at Mount Stewart, said: "I am delighted that we will host an event to mark the close of our exhibition, which has been running in conjunction with the National Portrait Gallery."

:: To book a place by phone, ring 028 4278 8387 or visit

Enjoy reading the Irish News?

Subscribe now to get full access


Today's horoscope


See a different horoscope: