Please help support the Fired! movement and sign this pledge to ensuring gender equality in literature.
Fired! is doing great work in highlighting centuries of disgraceful dismissal of Irish women writers from the Irish literary canon. Anthologies and academia, claiming to be representative of Irish writing, has for far too long now, being male-focused and male-dominated.
If you feel that more of a spotlight should be shone on Irish women writers from the past (who would otherwise be left dead and forgotten), and wish to strive and ensure a future of balance and parity, then please sign their pledge:
"I pledge henceforth to withdraw my participation from publications, edited collections, conferences, festivals and other projects which do not make what I consider to be a good-faith effort to adequately represent the contribution women make to literature and literary criticism."
As the Crescent Arts Centre will still be on their holidays come the first Friday in January - and rightly so, they work hard and deserve an extended break! - we're moving to the second Friday, the 12th, just for this month. Usual time: sign-up for readers opens at 8.10pm, event starts 8.30pm. We'll see you there...
Preview: FourXFour 24 and 25
Coming later this month:
FourXFour Issue 24
with John Moynes, Jackie Rock, Anesu Khanya Mtowa and John Harding.
Issue 25, out in March, will feature Caimin O'Shea, Darren Reihill, Gaynor Kane and Will Donnelly.
Read the current issue here.