We are delighted to welcome all three Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows to Belfast for a very special evening of poetry, prose and song.
Wendy Erskine is a Belfast-based writer. Her debut short story collection, Sweet Home, was published by The Stinging Fly Press and Picador. It was shortlisted for The Republic of Consciousness Prize and The Edge Hill Prize and longlisted for The Gordon Burn Prize. It won the Butler Literary Prize and was optioned for TV. Her new collection, Dance Move, was published in February 2022 by Stinging Fly and Picador.
Denise Riley lives in London. Her writing includes poetry, the history of ideas, and philosophy. Among her prose books are War in the Nursery: Theories of the Child and Mother , ‘Am I That Name?’ Feminism and the Category of 'Women' in History , The Words of Selves: Identification, Solidarity, Irony (2000), The Force of Language (with Jean-Jacques Lecercle; 2004), and Impersonal Passion: Language as Affect (2005).
Tim Wheeler born in Downpatrick, is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, and musician for the alternative rock band Ash. He has written nearly all of Ash's notable works, such as Oh Yeah, Shining Light, Girl From Mars, Kung Fu, and Goldfinger. In November 2014, he released his debut solo album Lost Domain.