Women’s Words Mcr are delighted to share this post from Joanne Roney, OBE, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council. Writing on Women’s Words, Roney said,
Manchester is the birthplace of the modern Suffragette movement and I’m proud to be the first female chief executive in the city’s history. It’s essential we recognise the contribution women have made to our fantastic city and I cannot think of a better way to celebrate their achievements than the Women’s Words project.
The project invites women who were born here, work here or live here to to submit their stories. A selection of some stories will be published in a beautiful, hand-crafted magazine based on the historic The Suffragette magazine to honour 100 years since women got the right to vote in 1918.
If you, or anyone you know, would like to contribute to the project, submissions can be sent until Friday 24 November on the Women’s Words website. Stories, poems, memories, thoughts will then be archived at Manchester Central Library. Women’s Words 2018 will embrace the powerful force that saw Manchester’s most radical daughters turn their home into a suffragette city, inspiring and encouraging women of today.
I look forward to sharing my submission with you in December.
The deadline for submitting your life writing is the 24th of November, which is soon approaching. “My Own Story” workshops have been going well and the final in the series is scheduled for this coming Saturday, 4th of November, at Chorlton Library (booking needed). We are really looking forward to seeing all the wonderful stories from all the inspirational women sending in their stories.