The research from the centre has garnered major awards and recommendations and received international critical acclaim. Prizes and awards include: Carson Forward Prize, T. Litt from the University of Aberdeen. The research has enabled the formation of significant partnerships. The Fulbright Commission supports two distinguished fellowships in the Seamus Heaney Centre per year, in poetry and Irish writing. The BBC sponsors a writer-in-residence post.
Foras na Gaeilge sponsored a singer-in-residence. Glucksman Ireland House sponsors a poetry prize. The British Council has sponsored or part-sponsored overseas visits by creative writing staff to disseminate their research and expertise.
Flynn and Morrissey's work has been the subject of numerous high-quality book chapters and journal articles worldwide, and they now receive critical attention in key publications, Morrissey for example in The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry , and both writers in The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry The research of the Seamus Heaney Centre benefits the cultural economy of Northern Ireland through its impact on tourism strategy and by enhancing the worldwide recognition of Northern Ireland's literature as an exceptional cultural achievement.
The Centre runs a regular programme of readings and talks open to the public, organised and introduced by the key researchers, thereby delivering cultural policy outcomes in matching the government's aim to improve quality of life through experiencing, participating in and accessing the excellence of Northern Ireland's cultural assets. It provides an online archive of readings by key researchers and by visiting writers available to the public.
It holds a week-long poetry summer school each year, with both local and international participation, for new writers. The summer school is consistently over-subscribed, testament to the reputations and impact of its staff, the four key researchers; and the attendees affirm the influence of the outputs by the poets in developing their own aesthetic, as well as to the benefit of creative writing tuition.
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- Leontia Flynn and Christopher Reid read from their poetry — University of Leicester.
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Researchers run the long-standing Belfast Writers' Group, first established in the early s under the auspices of Philip Hobsbaum and continued by Seamus Heaney, many of whose participants have gone on to become successful authors in their own right. An anthology of work by the writer's group, Incertus was published in , with a public reading recorded live for the BBC. The key researchers promote the understanding and practice of creative writing outside the academy; they provide a cultural benefit to the wider public, and the dissemination of the work through non-print media contributes to a wider understanding of Northern Irish history, culture and society.
Public readings of their work are given to audiences of for example the T. The prize is sponsored by Glucksman Ireland House at NYU, which offers the winner a platform for initiating or augmenting a transatlantic audience. The research has led to significant internship and work experience opportunities.
The Arts Council of Northern Ireland funds affiliates who are mentored by the Centre's staff, and give public readings. Leontia Flynn was born in County Down in Her third collection, Profit and Loss, was shortlisted for the T. Eliot Prize. For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more. By signing up, I confirm that I'm over View all newsletter. Paperback Features Articles, Games and more Penguin Shop Penguin Shop Book bundles.
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