Women Writing the Troubles: A Perspective on the 25th Anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement
Friday, April 28 - Saturday, April 29
Freya McClements and Susan McKay’s discussions on journalism will take place Saturday, April 29 at 9:30 a.m. at Connolly House and the screening of Lyra will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Devlin Hall.
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To mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, Irish Studies will host a two-day symposium at Connolly House on women’s voices that offer insight into the Troubles. On Friday, April 28, Belfast-born author Louise Kennedy will read from her acclaimed debut novel, Trespasses, about a romance across the sectarian divide in 1970s Belfast. Kennedy will then discuss her work with Susan McKay.
For Saturday’s program, Derry-born journalists Susan McKay and Freya McClements will provide reflections on women in journalism; McKay at 10am and McClements at 11:30 am, both at Connolly House. Following their reflections, the screening of Lyra, a 2022 documentary by Alison Millar about the life and death of Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee, will then be held at 1:00pm at Devlin Hall, 101.
Saturday, April 29 at 9:30am
Boston College, 300 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA