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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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