Ciaran Carson & Publishing Fellows
The annual Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellowships have been established in memory of the Seamus Heaney Centre’s founding director and are inspired by his writing about the city of Belfast in poetry and prose. The Publishing Fellowship is appointed in recognition of the publishing expertise of our students, and offered to a graduate who has demonstrated an enthusiastic commitment to the wider literary sector, particularly through publishing.
Appointed to recent graduates from the PhD programme at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Fellows will be encouraged to carry on with their own creative work at this crucial stage of their careers, and to contribute to our academic and extracurricular programmes.
The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s hosts 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.
“These fellowships have, in a very short time, become firmly embedded in the life and work of the Seamus Heaney Centre, not least in the Centre’s engagement with the wider community. Dane Holt and Milena Williamson are not only very fine young poets (though say that again: they are very fine young poets), they share the Centre’s ethos of getting out there and (with apologies for the technical term) making good and interesting stuff happen.” Professor Glenn Patterson
Director, Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's