BBC Storytellers: Seamus Heaney Centre special episodes
We are delighted to collaborate once again with BBC Radio Ulster with a series of six special episodes of their Short Works programme, featuring new writing by students from the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's.
In Autumn/Winter 2022, students at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's developed short stories with editorial guidance from Seamus Heaney Centre staff, BBC commissioning editors and other industry professionals. Twelve of these stories were selected for production, to be broadcast in April 2023 on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Sounds.
Congratulations to Sharon Dempsey, William Hamill, Claire Harrison, Colette Henry, Gary Hunter, Emma Kane, John Moriarty, Julie May Noteman, Olivia Rana, Margaret Rowe, Alexandra Ward, and Clare Watson whose stories will be broadcast across six special episodes.
The works will be produced in BBC studios with some wonderful actors (tba), under the guidance of editors Gemma McMullan and Andy Martin. The first episode goes out on Sat 1 Apr at 12.30pm on BBC Radio Ulster, every week until Sat 1 May 2023.
This is a valuable opportunity for students to have their work shared worldwide, and for listeners to hear fresh new voices. The collaboration recognises the important role the Seamus Heaney Centre plays, year on year, supporting new writers to tell their stories in new ways.