from the Seamus Heaney Centre

In the post today I received the programme for Autumn Events at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry. Poets this season include Paul Durcan, Patience Agbabi, Gearóid Mac Lochlainn, Robert Crawford, Gwyneth Lewis, Ian Sansom, Matt Kirkham, Maria McManus, Eoghan Walls, Liam ÓMuirthile , Iarla Ó Lionaird, Liz Lochead, Justin Quinn, David Wheatley, Alan Gillis, Leontia Flynn, Christopher Whyte, Susan Bassnett and Menna Elfyn.

I'll try my best to get along to this...


Friday Lunchtime Readings in the Seamus Heaney Centre

The Lunchbox is a series of Friday lunchtime readings, debates and conversations in the Seamus Heaney Centre, organised by BBC Writer in Residence, Ian Sansom. Lunch is not provided. All events will begin at 1.00pm in the Seamus Heaney Centre and end promptly by 2.00pm.


Matt Kirkham, Maria McManus, Eoghan Walls

Friday, 5th October at 1pm, Seamus Heaney Centre

Poets associated with the Seamus Heaney Centre will read from their own work. An opportunity to hear the voices of a new generation. Maria McManus and Matt Kirkham both have first collections from Lagan Press and both were nominated for the Rupert and Eithne Strong Prize for best first collection. Matt Kirkham’s collection is The Lost Museums; Maria McManus’s is Reading the Dog. Eoghan Walls was the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award in 2006 and is currently working on his first collection.

Also, each Friday during November novelists and writers from the Seamus Heaney Centre – including Glenn Patterson, Andrew Pepper and Carlo Gebler - will be offering advice, warnings and encouragement for those trying to
write 50,000 words in the National Novel Writing Month.

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