Born to Burn productions on Eva Gore-Booth

ImageEVA GORE-BOOTH 1880-1926 Irish playwright, poet, activist, and editor. Born in a mansion in county Sligo, Ireland, to an aristocratic family with important connections in the world of literature, Eva Gore-Booth renounced to her privileged background, and together with her partner Esther Roper, settled in Manchester and devoted her life to improve the conditions of the working class, promote trade-unionism, advance the cause of women’s equality, publicise pacifism, and develop radical sexual and gender politics. She was a founding editor of the journal Urania, established in 1916, a ground-breaking queer publication. Eva Gore-Booth is an important referent for women in Ireland and elsewhere, as a writer and activist, as someone who was creative, solidarity, dedicated, fearless, and uncompromising, and as the figurehead of a wide movement devoted to achieving equality and dignity for all.



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