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
  • 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 and 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. It is available to watch worldw...

  • 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.


  • 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...