Events

Miriam Gamble Launch

MIRIAM GAMBLE
Book Launch: Pirate Music
Saturday, 25 October at 5.30pm in No Alibis

We are delighted to celebrate, with No Alibis, Miriam Gamble’s new collection.  Miriam graduated with her PhD from the School of English in 2008 and now lectures in Creative Writing in Edinburgh University.

Publishers, Bloodaxe say ‘Miriam Gamble’s second collection takes its title from unlicensed broadcasting. Here, the marginalia of prophecy coexist with and counter voices of authority, voices that are at once eerie and depressingly recognisable. An artist steals back paintings, leaving the money in their wake, and scores a cameo on Crimewatch; a figure from medieval memento mori art finds himself up against a consumer deaf to the language of symbolism; animal anti-heroes spit in the face of well-meaning, or not so well-meaning, human interest.’

 

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Nuala NĂ­ Dhomhnaill

 

NUALA NÍ DHOMHNAILL
Poetry Reading
Friday 24 October, at 8pm in the Skainos Centre,
239 Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 1AF

In association with Poetry Ireland and Belfast Festival at Queen’s
Celebrating Poetry in Irish at the Festival

As an ongoing part of its Writers-in-Schools programme, Poetry Ireland is delighted to offer primary and post-primary schools,  poetry workshops based on an exploration of some Irish language poems in original and translation such as ‘Pangur Bán’ and the ‘Song of Amergin’.

The culmination of these workshops will see participants read their work

alongside Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Ireland’s premier poet writing in Irish. Nuala will be reading some of her best loved poems, and the English translations will be read by Stephen Connolly, Manuela Moser, Nathaniel McAuley and Emma Must, student poets from the Heaney Centre.

 

£5/ £3 concession

Tickets from the Belfast Festival at Queen’s BoxOffice  028 9097 1197 or website
(
http://www.belfastfestival.com/WhatsOn/EventInfo/PoetryIreland-NualaNiDhomhnaill.html)

 

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Michael Longley Reading


MICHAEL LONGLEY
A reading from his new book, The Stairwell

Thursday 9 October, at 8pm in the Great Hall,
Queen’s University Belfast

‘One of the most moving things about Michael Longley’s tenth collection is the way in which he considers death, giving it no special treatment, not dressing it up nor flattering it. It was Wittgenstein who said, “Death is not an event in life.” But Longley would seem to disagree. It’s an ordinary event in his hands, and he goes straight in with the line, “I have been thinking about the music for my funeral.” In this collection, lullabies are for the end of life as well as the beginning.’ KateKellaway, The Observer.

The Stairwell has been shortlisted for the 2014 T.S. Eliot Prize.

Admission Free

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Summer School Events

Summer School Event 1: 
Monday 23 June, 7.30pm in the Old Staff Common Room, Queen's University Belfast

Staff Concert:  As part of the Poetry Summer School and with readings by Ciaran Carson, Leontia Flynn and Sinéad Morrissey.  Music by Ciaran and Deirdre Carson.
Entrance Free and Open to the Public

 

Summer School Event 2: 
Thursday 26 June, 7.30pm in the Old Staff Common Room, Queen's University Belfast

Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize for First Collection (Supported by Glucksman Ireland House, New York) present the winner for 2014 followed by the Student Concert:  Students from the Poetry Summer School read from their own work.
Entrance Free and Open to the Public

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