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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.

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Haliwerfolc: A Poetry Reading

1st June 2016, 19:00 to 21:00, Empty Shop HQ

A poetry reading, featuring poems from Paul Batchelor, Jake Campbell, Joanne Clement, Mandana M. Ghoyonloo, Lisa Matthews and Padraig Regan. The event is organised by Joanne Clement and Jake Campbell (Newcastle University) with support from Durham University and Northern Bridge.

If you're wondering what Haliwerfolc means, they were the people of Northumbria, whom Saint Cuthbert had a strong loyalty and sense of duty towards. Haliwerfolc poetry is born in this vein: to represent the people of the North-East and stand for their traditions while also being a welcoming place in which to foster broader dialogues about the importance of the region and its literature in an interconnected world.

With that same sense of kinship and duty to poetry, our event shares writing from North-East poets and beyond. We will consider place and 'no place', identity and pilgrimage. We warmly welcome poet Mandana M.Ghoyonloo with poems in translation from Persian and from Queens Belfast we welcome Padraig Regan for the UK launch of his new pamphlet 'Delicious' (Lifeboat, 2016).

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