Women Belong in all Places

21 Nov

Women Belong in all Places

Ruth Bader Ginsburg said “Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception”.

During this event several women poets will reflect on what belonging (or unbelonging) means to them. These poets will bring a personal and thought-provoking viewpoint on a topic that impacts on our own community and others around the world where women are excluded.

Hear poetry from Amy Louise Wyatt, Cathy Carson, Gaynor Kane, Karen Mooney, Lynda Tavakoli, Mary Montague and Moyra Donaldson.

Reserve your place to avoid disppointment.

Amy Louise Wyatt is a poet, artist and lecturer from Bangor.Amy was shortisted for the Seamus Heaney Award in 2018 and 2020, and was longlisted in 2019. She is the founding editor of The Bangor Literary Jounal. A Language I Understand is her debut poetry pamphlet.


Cathy Carson is a spoken word performer whose work focuses on the human condition and connection.  She has headlined at open mic events and performed for festivals, radio, television and podcasts. She is currently working towards a one woman show addressing he issue of homelessness.


Gaynor Kane is East Belfast, born and bred. She has two poetry pamphlets, and a full collection, from Hedgehog Poetry Press, they are Circling the Sun, Memory Forest, and Venus in Pink Marble. She is co-author, along with Karen Mooney, of Penned In a poetry pamphlet written in response to the pandemic (Nov 2020). 


Karen Mooney’s poetry has been published in USA, UK and Ireland. Her co-written pamphlet with Gaynor Kane, Penned In, was published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press last year, and she is excited to have one of her own due soon.



Lynda Tavakoli is a poet, fiction writer and freelance journalist.  Her writing has been widely published in the UK, Ireland, the US and the Middle East, appearing in the Irish Times and on BBC Radio and RTE. A winner of poetry and short story prizes in Listowel, the Westival International Poetry Prize, also placed in several international poetry competitions. The Boiling Point for Jam is Lynda’s debut poetry collection.


Mary Montague is a poet and nature writer. She has authored two collections of poetry, and been been published in numerous journals and anthologies, most recently Queering the Green (edited by Paul Maddern), Lifeboat Press 2021. She was the recipient of 2019 Poetry Ireland Tyrone Guthrie Centre Mid-Career Bursary, as well as several awards from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. She contributes to The Guardian’s Country Diary. 


Moyra Donaldson is a poet and creative writing facilitator from Co Down, NI. She has published nine collections of poetry. Her most recent, Bone House, was published by Doire Press in April 2021. In 2019, she received a Major Individual Artist award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.


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