Belfast Literature - August 2015

Round-up of the best literary events, readings and festivals taking place throughout the next month

Art Inspired by Seamus Heaney - Running till August 29 at Linen Hall Library

Belfast painter Edward Cartin remembers the late Nobel Laureate two years after his passing with a series inspired by his most popular works. Read more.

Launch of Nina Fonaroff: Life and Art in Dance - August 4 at Crescent Arts Centre

In this much anticipated biography, Philip Johnston illustrates how Nina Fonaroff’s talent for music, art, and dance combined to establish her as a leading practitioner of modern dance. Read more.

Home Thoughts - Poetry, Memoir and Song with Gerald Dawe and Eleanor Shanley - August 21 at the Belmont Tower

To celebrate the publication of Gerald Dawe’s Early Poems, his memoir, The Stoic Man and his most recent poetry collection, Mickey Finn’s Air, traditional folk singer Eleanor Shanley joins him for an entertaining session of readings and songs based upon some of the local places the poet has written about in both poetry and prose. Read more.

Tanya Houghton

On a Summer Evening: A Poetry and Harp Recital - August 23 at Maitri Studio, The Mount

Tanya Houghton presents an eclectic mix of words and music on the theme of summer.

Launch of Between Two Flags with author Anthony Russell - August 26 at Linen Hall Library

The gripping story of the turbulent yet enduring marriage of leading 19th century Irish republican John Mitchel and the woman with whom he eloped, Jenny Verner, is powerfully retold by Anthony Russell. Read more.

Mixed Jam - August 27 at Belfast Central Library

Monthly open mic night featuring poetry, stories and music.

Between Two Flags