Seamus Heaney Centre Collection

Seamus Heaney Centre Collection

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.

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Seamus Heaney Centre Collection
  • In Conversation: Terrance Hayes & Nick Laird

    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.

    Born ...

  • In Conversation: Caoilinn Hughes & Garrett Carr

    Queen's Alumni and the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's are delighted to present Caoilinn Hughes in the second edition of The Book Club.

    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...

  • In Conversation: Sharon Olds & Nick Laird

    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.

    Pulitzer Prize-winn...

  • 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 ...

  • In Conversation: Catherine Heaney & Glenn Patterson

    Catherine Heaney discusses 'Seamus Heaney and the music of what happens' with Glenn Patterson, Director, Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's.

    'Seamus Heaney and the music of what happens' is a poignant insight into the life and work of one of Ireland’s greatest poets. The film screened worldwide on ...

  • Seamus Heaney First Collection Poetry Prize

    Join us on Thursday 2 July for one of the highlights of the Seamus Heaney Centre calendar, the annual Seamus Heaney First Collection Poetry Prize.

    We’ll hear short readings from each of the shortlisted poets before Nick Laird, chair of the judges panel, announces and introduces the winner.

    The ...

  • Changing Views - Virtual Pamphlet Launch

    In late 2019 to early 2020, poetry students from the Seamus Heaney Centre were invited to make new works in response to the Changing Views exhibition at the Ulster Museum.

    In place of a pamphlet launch and gallery tour, we invite you to join us for a free virtual tour and poetry reading.

    Featur...

  • The Seamus Heaney Centre Presents... HELP!

    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...