'Birthday Party' Celebrates Poetry of Seamus Heaney

The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry today celebrates the 70th birthday of the renowned Nobel prize poet (pictured here) with a special literary evening.

The 'birthday party' will involve readings and commentary of a selection of his poems by several authors.

Among those taking part is the Belfast writer Ciaran Carson, the Director of the Heaney Centre. After his recent last novel, The Pen Friend (2008), he has just released his last poetry collection, On the night watch.
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Also taking part will be the writers Medbh McGuckian, Michael Longley, Leontia Flynn, Paul Maddern and Miriam Gamble, among others.

The celebration will take place at 7pm, at the Great Hall of the Queen's University, in Belfast, tonight, Thursday.


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