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: Louise Nealon & Glenn Patterson

    Queen's Alumni and the Seamus Heaney Centre are delighted to present Louise Nealon, for the latest edition of the Book Club.

    Louise Nealon is joined by Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre, Glenn Patterson, to discuss her debut novel Snowflake (Manilla, 2021).

    Irish author and Queen's Universit...

  • Seamus Heaney First Collection Poetry Prize 2021

    One of the highlights of the Seamus Heaney Centre calendar returns to QFT Player: The Seamus Heaney First Collection Poetry Prize 2021.

    Hosted by Stephen Sexton, alongside his fellow judges, Nick Laird and Elaine Feeney, the Poetry Prize Award Night took place online this year, with readings fro...

  • A Unique Silence: Poems of the Ulster Museum

    QFT and the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's present a simultaneous free online and in-person event, featuring poets' responses to artworks in the Ulster Museum. Part of the UK-wide Film Feels Hopeful season.

    In the Spring of 2021, students from the Seamus Heaney Centre and Trinity University in ...

  • In Conversation: Dominic West & Michael West

    The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's was delighted to welcome Dominic West to the next in their series of virtual conversations. Dominic was in conversation with his old friend and colleague, Michael West, playwright and lecturer in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre.

    Dominic West is an...

  • Meet the Fellows: Oliver Jeffers

    We join artist, author, and Seamus Heaney Centre Fellow for 2021, Oliver Jeffers in the studio, as he introduces his diverse practice. Oliver is introduced by Children's Writing Fellow for NI, Kelly McCaughrain.

    Oliver Jeffers is an artist and author working in painting, bookmaking, illustration...

  • In Conversation: Sam Thompson & Kelly McCaughrain

    Queen’s Alumni and the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s are delighted to welcome our own Sam Thompson for the latest edition of the Book Club.

    Novelist and lecturer at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Sam Thompson joins Kelly McCaughrain, Children's Writing Fellow for NI to discuss Sam’s debut book for ...

  • In Conversation: Louise Kennedy & Lucy Caldwell

    Queen's Alumni and the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's are delighted to present Louise Kennedy for the latest edition of the Book Club.

    Louise Kennedy is a prose writer, and one of the inaugural Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellows at Queen’s. Her publication record includes fiction in jou...

  • 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: Billy Collins & Nick Laird

    The Seamus Heaney Centre's Professor Nick Laird joins the poet Billy Collins in conversation with students from Queen's University Belfast.

    Their conversation took place in April 2021 and is the fourth in a series of online events with Nick and other internationally renowned poets.

    Described as...

  • In Conversation: Marian Keyes & Louise Kennedy

    Queen's Alumni and the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's are delighted to present Marian Keyes for the latest edition of The Book Club.

    Bestselling author and Seamus Heaney Centre Fellow Marian Keyes discusses her latest novel Grown Ups (Penguin, 2020), with the Seamus Heaney Centre’s Ciaran Carso...

  • 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...

  • In Conversation: Lenny Abrahamson & Michael West

    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.

    It was int...

  • 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 2020

    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...