Archive : Literary Programme 2014

Seamus Heaney: A Celebration

Seamus Heaney: A Celebration

Ben Okri
Maurice Riordan
Nick Laird
Carmen Bugan

Maritime Hotel

Mon 7 July



Writers including BEN OKRI,  MAURICE  RIORDAN,  NICK LAIRD, CARMEN BUGAN and others gather to  read from Seamus Heaney’s works as well as their own and to talk about his life, influence and the collective sense of loss which is still palpable nearly a year on from his passing. Among the (many) West Cork stories is that of Heaney honouring his longstanding commitment to the Festival, despite having just won the Nobel Prize for Literature. This event follows on from the Poet’s Life concert, in honour of Seamus Heaney, held at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival on Monday 30 June.

Photo Credit: Richie Stokes