Seamus Heaney commemoration gets underway in Belfast

first_img By News Highland – April 10, 2014 Google+ Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers News Seamus Heaney commemoration gets underway in Belfast Previous articleRetailers group suggests Killybegs could be seen as a soft touch by smugglersNext articleMinister defends cuts to ambulance service News Highland Google+center_img Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Twitter A celebration of the work of the late Seamus Heaney is underway at Queens University in Belfast.The four-day commemoration will see academics and writing amateurs alike come together over four days to discuss his work and the influence it will have on future generations.The poet laureate – who passed away last August – was both an undergraduate at the university as well as a lecturer at its School of English.Dr. Eamon Hughes of the School of English explains why they are holding the celebration.”I think the main aim of it really is, in the first instance, to celebrate Heaney’s life as a writer – both as a poet and as a critic” he said.”To remember actually what a vital part he played in the cultural life of this city” he added. WhatsApp WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more