At the Heaney Centre

 Public Readings

Events, audience

See our Eventbrite for our forthcoming readings. 

2018 Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Summer School 

The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry offers an intensive week of creative practice in the Poetry Summer School which this year runs from 2nd - 6th July 2018. 

Places are limited to 12 and interested applicants should send a sample of their work (4 poems) to the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, School of English, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN by emailing ( by Friday 2nd March, 2018 at the latest.

Successful applicants (over 18s only) will be informed within the week. Submissions of work may be emailed or posted. The fee for the summer school is £600 (includes lunch and snacks).

Any queries, please contact 


The 2018 Seamus Heaney Centre Spring Brochure is coming soon

Poetry First Collection Prize 2018

Supported by Glucksman Ireland House in New York and awarded each year to the best First Collection published in the previous calendar year. Information for the 2018 Poetry First Collection to follow. 

Digital Archive


Poetry Audio Library


Louis MacNeice Conference Digital Archive

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