QFT presents films for you to watch at home. Shorts, features, documentaries, contemporary musical theatre, literary events - some will appear here for a limited time, some will stick around for a while.
The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's have produced some short films to replace the readings, launches, and conversations that would have formed part of their live literary events programme. Together with colleagues at QFT, they have brought new writing by students, staff, Fellows and friends to international audiences. And there's more to come!
The Seamus Heaney Centre is the home of Creative Writing at Queen's, embracing as Seamus did in his writing lifetime, playwriting, prose, translation and song, as well as poetry criticism and practice.
The Honest Ulsterman Revisited: a lecture by Professor Frank Ormsby
The annual lecture by the Ireland Chair of Poetry is one of the key events in the literary calendar. It took place this year, in front of a small, socially distanced audience, in the Great Hall at Queen's University Belfast.
The prestigious post is currently taken up by Queen's University Belfas...
In Conversation: Anne Carson & Robert Currie with Nick Laird
The Seamus Heaney Centre's Professor Nick Laird joins the poet Anne Carson along with her partner and collaborator, the artist Robert Currie, in conversation with students from Queen's University Belfast.
Their conversation took place in February 2021, the third in a series of online events with...
The Seamus Heaney Centre's Michael West joins director and filmmaker Lenny Abrahamson, in conversation with students from Queen's University Belfast. Their conversation took place in January 2021, and it is one of the Seamus Heaney Centre’s regular masterclasses with renowned writers.
The Seamus Heaney Centre's Professor Nick Laird joins US poet Terrance Hayes, in conversation with students from Queen's University Belfast. Their conversation took place in December 2020, and it is the second in a series of online events with Nick and other internationally renowned poets.
The Seamus Heaney Centre's Professor Nick Laird, joins US poet Sharon Olds, in conversation with students from Queen's University. Their conversation took place in November 2020, and is the first in a series of online events with Nick and other internationally renowned poets.
In Conversation: Susannah Dickey & Glenn Patterson
Queen's Alumni and the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's are delighted to present The Book Club, a new series of online author events. The book under discussion each time, will be a recent publication from a writer associated with the Seamus Heaney Centre's creative writing programme. The event wil...
The Lifeboat: Two Readings by Kevin Breathnach & Leontia Flynn
The Lifeboat Press, in partnership with the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's, presents a film in two parts to coincide with the publication of two pamphlets of new work by Leontia Flynn and Kevin Breathnach.
Recorded during lockdown in the grounds of Belfast City Hall, Leontia read from Slim New ...
With their regular nights in the Crescent Arts Centre on hold, the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s are taking the show online for a special virtual get-together, with special guests Joe Holtaway and Robyn Hitchcock.
Featuring poetry, prose, and song from far-flung Fellows and friends, joining u...