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Women Like Us!
Women Like Us!

Organisers of the Lismore Women’s Festival are inviting women to submit their ideas for next year’s event.

The first festival was held in March this year and had 57 events in the program.

Organisers are hoping to do even better next year.

The festival, which will be supported by the YWCA Northern Rivers, will showcase a program of workshops and forums that celebrate and support women.

Festival coordinator Emma Newman said this year’s festival was a resounding success.

‘There were an amazing and energetic 57 events last festival,’ she said.

‘We are open to activities for or about women that explore art and creativity, careers and education, physical and mental wellbeing, cultures and challenges.’

Ms Newman said an open meeting to share the experiences of the 2017 festival, along with the brainstorming and planning for the March 2018 event, would be held in two weeks.

Interested community members are invited to YWCA NSW, 101a Rous Rd, Goonellabah, Thursday 23 rd November, 1.00pm – 2.30pm for the discussion.

Anyone interested should contact Emma on 6625 5810 (Tuesdays to Thursdays), or email [email protected] for a form or with any enquiries.

‘We are looking forward to 2018’s event,’ she said. ‘And once again working with some great people from our community on this spirited event.

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