ReStorying Ageing is a one-day webinar bringing together researchers, writers and the public to explore the diversity of women’s experiences as part of Bealtaine Festival 2022.
Through presentations, discussions and readings, this online event will explore the empowering potential of women’s creativity and life writing, and the importance of recognising the diversity of women’s experiences as they grow older, experiences which are so often stereotyped in literature and culture.
Ashton Applewhite, Author and Activist
Prof. Molly Andrews, Professor of Political Psychology UCL
Dr Mary McGill, Digital Culture Researcher and Journalist
Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Novelist and Short Story Writer
Dr Áine Ní Léime, Deputy Director of the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology
Helen O’Rahilly, Television Producer
Participants from a life writing workshop for women aged 50 and older.
Dr Michaela Schrage-Frueh (School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, NUI Galway)
Dr Maggie O’Neill (Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway)
Karen Hanrahan (University of Brighton / Moore Institute)
Organised in partnership with Age & Opportunity with funding from the Irish Research Council.
Attendance is free but booking is essential.