The Seamus Heaney Centre Presents…
“Lifeboat meets Lettrétage for The Sensual City … and more”
Bringing to a close the annual British Council Literature Seminar – 3 nights and 2 days of readings and talks focusing on writing from Northern Ireland – Berlin’s finest independent literature venue and Belfast’s most exciting publishing house combine for a special event to celebrate the publication of Padraig Regan’s new pamphlet THE SENSUAL CITY.
Introduced by the director of the Seamus Heaney Centre, Belfast, Glenn Patterson, and featuring a reading by Belfast-based poet Bebe Ashley as well as an exhibition of rubbings (If you aren’t there you will never know…)
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Padraig Regan is the author of two poetry pamphlets: Delicious (Lifeboat, 2016) and Who Seemed Alive & Altogether Real (Emma Press, 2017). In 2015, they were a recipient of an Eric Gregory Award, and in 2020 they were awarded the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Prize. They hold a PhD from the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, where they are one of the Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellows for 2021. Their first book Some Integrity will be published by Carcanet in early 2022.
Bebe Ashley lives in Belfast. She is a Northern Bridge AHRC funded PhD student at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry who is currently working on a collection of poetry that charts her progress towards qualifying as a British Sign Language interpreter. Her work can be found in journals such as bath magg, Poetry Ireland Review, Modern Poetry in Translation, Mslexia and has also featured in anthologies such as Prototype’s Intertitles: an anthology at the intersection of writing & visual art and UCD Press’ Hold Open the Door: A commemorative anthology from the Ireland Chair of Poetry. Her debut collection Gold Light Shining was published by Banshee Press in October 2020. In 2021, Bebe was longlisted for the Ivan Juritz Prize for Creative Experiment and awarded a Chair of Ireland Poetry Trust Award. Most recently, Bebe was selected by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Future Screens NI as one of nine artists to receive a Digital Evolution Award in support of a project Confetti that explores poetic potential of Braille and 3D printing.