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Department of English Studies

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This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

Sinead Morrissey: Durham Book Festival Laureate

17th October 2015, 18:00 to 19:00, Palace Green Library (Wolfson Gallery), Sinéad Morrissey

Part of Durham Book Festival 2015. A review of this event, written by Emily van Houten, is available via Research English At Durham.

We’re delighted to welcome award-winning poet Sinéad Morrissey as this year’s Durham Book Festival Laureate. Sinéad will premiere a specially commissioned poem inspired by her time in Durham, as part of her public event at the festival.

Produced in partnership with Durham University, the Festival Laureate has become an established part of the festival programme. Sinéad will visit two County Durham secondary schools during her visit, as well as reading for Durham University students.

Sinéad Morrissey was born in 1972 and grew up in Belfast. Her five collections include the TS Eliot Prize-winningParallax (2013) and are published by Carcanet Press. She is Belfast’s inaugural Poet Laureate.

Introduced by Professor Stephen Regan

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