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March Is Women’s History Month at the Linen Hall

The Linen Hall boasts a fabulous female line up in March featuring artists Leontia Haldenby and Kim Montgomery with their exhibition We Were On Our Way To Something launching 1 March. We also welcome three new books by Northern Irish female writers including the deeply moving Her Other Language: Northern Irish Women Writers Address Domestic Violence and Abuse.

March event schedule:

We Were On Our Way to Something
Free exhibition
1 – 30 March
In the Library
A dual autobiographical visual journey which was begun in 2004 by artists Leontia Haldenby and Kim Montgomery, both graduates from Belfast School of Art. In this exhibition they address themes including collective and shared memory, imagination and identity as emerging artists and mothers.

Club Leabhar
Irish language reading group
Saturday 5 March at 11am/ free
Online ZOOM event
Want to brush up on your Irish language skills? Join the Linen Hall’s Irish Language Reading Group which meets online. March’s title is An Craiceann agus a Luach by Eithne Ní Gallchobhair.

Marching Season: Rosemary Jenkinson in conversation with Susan McKay
New book
Monday 7 March at 1.00pm/ free
In the Library
Jenkinson’s latest short-story collection boasts a dazzling cast of misfits, artists, musicians, teachers, and would-be millionaires. These lyrical, witty and glittering stories are all bound together by the luminescence of Jenkinson’s peerless prose. Fellow author Susan McKay joins to discuss the book and writing in general.

Lorna Shaughnessy: Lark Water
New book
Friday 11 March at 1.00pm/ free
In the Library
Lark Water is Lorna Shaughnessy’s fourth published collection of poetry. Join Lorna at the Linen Hall as she reads from the book and discusses the inspiration behind the poems contained within it.

Her Other Language: Northern Irish Women Writers Address Domestic Violence and Abuse
New book
Wednesday 16 March at 1.00pm/ free
In the Library
This pioneering anthology goes beyond awareness-building to engage with the societal prevalence of sexist abuse and domestic violence, and the legacies of that abuse in the lives of survivors. Join editors Ruth Carr and Natasha Cuddington for a discussion on matters arising from this deeply moving book.

Linen Hall Reading Group
Thursday 31 March at 1.00pm
Online ZOOM event
The Linen Hall’s popular reading group meets via ZOOM. March’s title is The Captains and the Kings by Jennifer Johnston.

The Linen Hall Library is open Monday to Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm. It is free to enter and enjoy.