On Tuesday I was at the Crescent Arts Centre for the launch of this year’s Belfast Book Festival. I was there as the Women Aloud NI representative, as Jane Talbot (founder of the Women Aloud movement, who also has an event in the festival program) wasn’t able to make it.
As it happens, there are quite a few other Women Aloud women taking part in the festival, which runs over the course of eleven days (9 – 19th June).
Keith Acheson, director of Crescent Arts, says 2016 has more of a focus on women writers than ever.
I’m personally very excited to take in as many events as I can. There’s a good range, in both genre and price, with many events being free.