The Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing 2020 was due to take place at the Seamus Heaney Homeplace just prior to the current lockdown but, thanks to readings sent to us by the poets, we’ve created a virtual event for you to watch online below.
You’ll get to watch and hear all the longlisted poets reading their poems.
Oh, and you’ll find out who won as well!
- Introduction by Conor Shields, CEO of Community Arts Partnership
- Introduction of the Longlist for Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing by Shelley Tracey, LaVA Coordinator
- Longlisted poems read by the poets
- Thanks to poet facilitators by Shelley Tracey
- Announcement of Shortlist and Winner by Conor Shields
Our thanks, as always, to the Heaney family for their support throughout the years and thank you to our principal funder, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland @ArtsCouncilNI and Belfast City Council @belfastcc