Nollaig na mBan: Irish Writers Centre
Join us for a night of readings, music and fun in celebration of women writers worldwide at our annual Nollaig na mBan event.
The theme for the night is Home, in all its many facets and manifestations.
Traditionally, Nollaig na mBan, aka Women’s Christmas or Little Christmas, was a day off for the hard-working woman in the home, relieving her of the household chores and leaving the work up to the men for the day. Our Nollaig na mBan programme will turn this quaint custom on its head with its 21st century interpretation of the meaning of “home,” taking inspiration from the words of Maeve Brennan:
“Home is a place in the mind.”
Award-winning writer, editor, broadcaster and Nollaig na mBan MC since 2015 Sinéad Gleeson will be our host for the evening, introducing a schedule of readings that celebrate the very best of Irish women’s writing.