Announcing a new special e-pamphlet from Poetry NI for Christmas, by Elizabeth McGeown.
" 'twas two weeks before Christmas
and all through Belfast
people are trying to relive their past."
McGeown's epic poem 'twas captures many stories of the Christmas season: from the parties and celebrations, to the isolation felt by many, to commerce, music, TV specials and other traditions. It is a poem born of Belfast, and the unique situation the city centre found itself in during the wake of the Primark fire; but it also explores how Christmas can make us reflect on our own personal identity, and how we choose to engage with others.
Download for free now.
Friday 24th August, 7.30-9pm
Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
World Poetry Movement is organising a worldwide poetry action called Return to the People, in defence of poetry and culture assaulted by unjust and exclusive systems, protecting free speech, and speaking out against regimes who oppress artists and writers.
Belfast Book Festival and Poetry NI are delighted to host eight poets, reading work in unity of this movement, including Nathan Armstrong, Colin Dardis, Mark Madden, Geraldine O'Kane, Willetta Fleming, Nathan Thanki and David Braziel (full line-up to be confirmed).
Tickets are only £5, book now!
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