The Poetry Summer School
The Seamus Heaney Poetry Summer School is an annual intensive week of creative development for emerging poets, with seminars, workshops and one-to-one tutorials, alongside a programme of readings and other evening events. Time is scheduled for writing and the development of new work, as well as to explore and engage with the rich literary networks in the city.
The Poetry Summer School is led each year by Professor Nick Laird.
“You know how it’s always said that it’s the people who make a place? Well, by the end of the week I realised that’s true. I hadn’t been to the place but I had met the people. I was very apprehensive about what virtual would be like. It was exhausting, but it was also a lot of fun and very serious. By the end of the week I felt I’d been away. Not being in a place I wanted to be, has made me think a lot more about a sense of place in my writing.” Rebecca Farmer
Poetry Online Summer School 2020
For the first time, our Summer School Student Showcase goes worldwide with a special episode of the SHC Podcast.
Featuring new poems by Genevieve Stevens, Steve Blythe, Alanna Offield, Kevin O'Farrell, Grace Tower, Lorraine Carey, Tim Dwyer, Rebecca Farmer, Sinead Nolan, Iain Whiteley, Rachel Donati, Julia Wieting, Tom Day, Dide, Steph Green, and Erin Vance.