THREE great Irish poets will take to the stage of the London Irish Centre for an exclusive reading of their work on Thursday July 16.
'For One Night Only: An Irish Poetry Reading' is part of Counterparts, Explorations in Irish Culture, a series of ongoing cultural events that the London Irish Centre.
Readings on the night are from:
- Sinéad Morrissey, who won the prestigious T.S. Eliot Prize, in 2014, with her collection, Parallax. Morrissey currently lectures in creative writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Queen’s University, Belfast. She is also Belfast's inaugural Poet Laureate
- Bernard O' Donoghue, chair of the Irish Literary Society: an organisation set up by W.B. Yeats in 1892 to promote Irish culture in London. Four of O' Donoghue's book's have been shortlisted for the T.S Eliot Prize, and he has won the Whitbread Poetry Prize in 1995 for his collection, Gunpowder
- Leontia Flynn, whose accolades include the Forward Prize, the Rooney Prize, and the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Prize for Irish Literature. Flynn is a research fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry in Belfast. And she is presently the writer in residence at the Bloomsbury Hotel in London.
All three poets will be signing copies of their various collections on the night.
Tickets for the event can be bought here