Belfast Literature - September 2015

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

Words of War — September 16, Ulster Hall Belfast

Fran Brearton is Professor of Modern Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast and Director of the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry. She is author of The Great War in Irish Poetry, and recently edited Robert Graves’s First World War memoir, Good-bye to All That, for Penguin Classics. This short lecture will provide an introduction to the lives and themes of the First World War poets. Full details are available here.

CAP Poetry Slam — September 18, Clements Rosemary Street Belfast

The Slim Slam is a quickfire poetry slam in which each poem must be under one minute long. After the first round - the two top scorers go through to the slim-slam-off. Held as part of Culture Night Belfast, full details can be found on the website.

Belfast Literature - Sept 2015

Reading Rooms Goes Mobile — September 18, Verbal Arts Centre Belfast

Head off on a reading adventure on the Reading Rooms bus – while never leaving the Cathedral Quarter! Enjoy an evening of shared reading, exploring travel tales from Belfast and beyond through stories and poems read aloud together. Held as part of Culture Night Belfast, full details are available here.

Gerry & Friends — September 18, Deli Lites Belfast

Bestselling writer Gerry McCullough reads from her popular books, with music supplied by talented musicians. Held as part of Culture Night Belfast, more information is available on the website.

Belfast Literature - Sept 2015

Literary Lunchtime with Liz McManus — September 23, Ulster Hall Belfast

Politician-turned-writer Liz McManus presents a reading of her latest novel, A Shadow in the Yard, centred on the lives of two women cast in the shadow of dramatic political upheaval and a changing nation. Full details are available here.

Linen Hall Writers’ Forum Launch — September 23, Linen Hall Library Belfast

Join hosts Michael Nolan and Padraig Regan for the launch of the Linen Hall Writers’ Forum with special guests Glenn Patterson and Sinéad Morrissey. The new Linen Hall Writers Forum provides an opportunity for Northern Irish talent to read pieces, both published and unpublished, and share their work with audiences. More information is available here.