The 27th Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize, worth £7,500, has been won by Gail McConnell for her book of poetry, The Sun Is Open, published by Penned in the Margins.
Gail McConnell has been announced as the winner of the 2022 John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Prize for her debut book The Sun is Open at an award ceremony in Trinity College Dublin on Tue 12 Apr 2022.
Paul Howard, the illustrator behind the much loved children’s classic, The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark, has spoken of his delight upon hearing that Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge, has chosen the book as the CBeebies Bedtime Story.
Every Saturday in February this year, a special series of short stories by students at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's will be aired on BBC Radio Ulster's Storytellers programme.
The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast is delighted to announce the appointment of Hilary McCollum as their new Publishing Fellow, and Darren Murphy and Tara McEvoy as the new Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellows for 2022.
Award-winning author and illustrator Paul Howard has accepted the post as the new Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University Belfast.
The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the appointment of Wendy Erskine, Denise Riley and Tim Wheeler as the Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows for 2021 – 22.
The Ireland Chair of Poetry Trust and the Seamus Heaney Centre are delighted to present 'The Honest Ulsterman Revisited', a lecture by Professor Frank Ormsby.
To mark this year's World Book Night on Friday 23 April, free copies of Glenn Patterson's latest novel have been gifted to community groups, book clubs and members of the public.
Fighting Words Northern Ireland and Fighting Words recently welcomed Cathleen Young as their inaugural Fighting Words Writing Fellow in association with The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's University Belfast.
Our Children's Writing Fellow, Kelly McCaughrain, and Fighting Words NI are making tiny masterclasses to help schools and homeschoolers incorporate creative writing into lessons, and help the next generation of young writers find their words.
The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has appointed Louise Kennedy and Padraig Regan as the inaugural Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellows for 2020-21.
The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s is creating two, annual Fellowships in memory of its first director, Ciaran Carson, and inspired by his writing about the city of Belfast in prose as well as poetry.
The event marks the anniversary of the death of Ciaran Carson, our dear friend and colleague, and one of the preeminent Irish poets of his generation. It features readings and reflections from some of his many friends, fellow writers and musicians.
The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast is delighted to announce the appointment of Manuela Moser as their inaugural Publishing Fellow for 2020 – 21.
The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the winner of the 2020 Poetry Prize for a First Collection, supported by the Atlantic Philanthropies.
We were all, at the Seamus Heaney Centre, deeply saddened to learn of the death yesterday of Eavan Boland. Such a terrible loss of a poet, a person, who had so great an impact on our writing community, on colleagues, friends and students.
Earlier this month, The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced their prestigious awards in literature. The prizes, totalling $350,000, honour both established and emerging writers of fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry.
Professor Jenny Browne, from Trinity University, Texas and Professor Greg Winston, Husson University, Maine have taken up post in the Seamus Heaney Centre for the semester.
The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast hosted a showcase event on Monday 28 October at the Lotte New York Palace to celebrate fifteen years of the Centre and to introduce new writers and initiatives.
The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast has announced the appointment of Anna Burns, Vahni Capildeo, and Jed Mercurio as the Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows for 2019 – 20.
Award-winning Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie has been appointed as the second Seamus Heaney International Visiting Poetry Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast.
Award-winning American poet, Mark Doty, has taken up his post as the first International Visiting Poetry Fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast.
The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s has great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Jo Baker, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, and Peter Wilson (who performs as Duke Special) as its first Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows.