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Linen Hall are delighted to let you know that ‘The Home of Poetry’ is coming to life this October.

The 'Home of Poetry' is a special programme curated by the Linen Hall Library to celebrate the great poets of the past while pushing the boundaries by hosting new voices and themes.

For the 'Home of Poetry', they have organised a number of events and workshops to explore historic and more contemporary themes.

Below, you can see the events at a glance, and to find out more click here

Most events are free.

 

WAITING FOR THE NUMBER 12

Exhibition of photography, poetry and film by Noel Connor

Noel Connor was born and raised in West Belfast and as a child, he would have travelled from his home in Andersonstown into town on the number 12 trolley bus. Using film, poetry and photography, he explores why the number 12 bus from Casement Park to Castle Street features… (more)

4-28 October | Vertical Gallery | Free

 

INSPIRED BY THE LINEN HALL

Creative re-writing of Italian poems

Do you speak Italian? In three 2-hour long workshops, Federica Ferrieri will work on Italian poetry, with Italian learners of all levels.

After introducing the poet and analysing the text… (more)

The cost for each session is £5.

  • Thursday 6th October | 1 pm – 3 pm
  • Thursday 20th October | 1 pm – 3 pm
  • Thursday 27th October | 1 pm – 3 pm

 

WASHING WINDOWS TOO: IRISH WOMEN WRITE POETRY

In partnership with Arlen House

Washing Windows Too is a wide-ranging and insightful anthology of 100 new poems by 100 women poets, north and south. Published in March 2022, it made history by reaching No 3 in the Nielsen bestseller charts. Certain… (more)

Friday 7 October | 1 pm | Performance Area | Free

 

ANCHORING

Reading with Maria McManus, Viviana Fiorentino, and Amar Naggar

ANCHORING reflects on differing languages and cultures. For this event, three poets will collaborate and explore the experience of migration, integration and inclusion in the light of a common ground, in Belfast. Poets Maria McManus, Viviana Fiorentino & Amar Naggar…(more)

Thursday 13 October | 1 pm | Performance Area | Free

 

COVID-19 POETRY

An evening of poetry curated by Eamonn Mallie

Eamonn Mallie is one of Ireland’s most respected and well-known media personalities and his ‘Covid-19 Poetry’ became a social media hit on Twitter from 2020-2022. Come to Linen Hall for a special evening where Mallie will bring together his favourite poems as read by a collection of ordinary and extraordinary individuals… (more)

Thursday 13 October | 7 pm | Performance Area | £5

 

UNLOCKING INNERMOST THOUGHTS

New book by Andrew Beattie

In his second outing, Andrew Beattie captures the inner conflict of the mind through poetry. This unique collection of poems engages with reality, hidden behind the facade of world ideology. The irony is reflected in isolation caused by a detachment from society… (more)

Monday 24 October | 1 pm | Performance Area | Free

 

OUR POETRY SCENE TODAY

Panel Discussion with Gerald Dawe, Manuela Moser, Fran Brearton & Stephen Sexton

Join Linen Hall for a panel discussion featuring esteemed poets and academics in conversation about Northern Ireland’s poetry scene. What are the strengths of the scene? What are the weaknesses? What are the challenges? What’s missing? Who should we be reading? What does the future hold… (more)

Wednesday 26 October | 1 pm | Performance Area | Free

Tickets & Pricing
Wed, 05 Oct 2022 9:30am - 5:00pm
Thu, 06 Oct 2022 9:30am - 5:00pm
Fri, 07 Oct 2022 9:30am - 5:00pm
Mon, 10 Oct 2022 9:30am - 5:00pm
Tue, 11 Oct 2022 9:30am - 5:00pm
Wed, 12 Oct 2022 9:30am - 5:00pm
Thu, 13 Oct 2022 9:30am - 5:00pm
Fri, 14 Oct 2022 9:30am - 5:00pm
Mon, 17 Oct 2022 9:30am - 5:00pm
Tue, 18 Oct 2022 9:30am - 5:00pm
Wed, 19 Oct 2022 9:30am - 5:00pm
Thu, 20 Oct 2022 9:30am - 5:00pm
Fri, 21 Oct 2022 9:30am - 5:00pm
Mon, 24 Oct 2022 9:30am - 5:00pm
Tue, 25 Oct 2022 9:30am - 5:00pm
Wed, 26 Oct 2022 9:30am - 5:00pm
Thu, 27 Oct 2022 9:30am - 5:00pm
Fri, 28 Oct 2022 9:30am - 5:00pm

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