Women writers remember the Rising

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The School of English will host two Easter Rising commemorative events during March as part of its regular reading series.

Novelist Lia Mills, poet Nessa O’Mahony and Mary Morrissy, writer and lecturer in creative writing at UCC, will read together in the first of the Women and the Rising readings on March 3. Mills’s 1916 novel, Fallen, is this year’s Two Cities One Book choice and Morrissy’s The Rising of Bella Casey was nominated for the 2015 Dublin International IMPAC award.

The second event, on March 15, is a lecture by Dr Lucy McDiarmid (Montclair State University) author of At Home in the Revolution: What Women Said and Did in 1916 (Royal Irish Academy). Venue and time to be announced.

Admission is free and all are welcome

Women and the Rising (1): Creative Zone, Boole Library, March 3, 6.30pm