Women Writing the Troubles

Women Writing the Troubles

A 2-day symposium at Boston College April 28-29

Recently received from the Irish Consulate in Boston:

“Dear friends,

We are pleased to invite you to, "Women Writing the Troubles: A Perspective on the 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement," a two-day symposium hosted by the Irish Studies program at Boston College and supported by the Consulate General of Ireland, Boston and the Northern Ireland Bureau.

The Symposium will take place on Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at Boston College. On Friday, Belfast-born author Louise Kennedy will read from her acclaimed debut novel, Trespasses. Kennedy will then discuss her work with Ireland’s Press Ombudsman Susan McKay.

Saturday’s program features presentations by Derry-born journalists Susan McKay, who has been Ireland’s Press Ombudsman since 2022, and Freya McClements, Northern Editor of The Irish Times. There will also be a screening of Lyra, a 2022 documentary by Alison Millar about the life and death of Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee.

More information, including directions and the link to register your attendance, can be found on the enclosed flyer. We hope you will join us as we mark the 25th Anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

Kind regards,

Consulate General of Ireland, Boston”