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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Event Archive

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.

Poetry Reading

17th October 2017, 18:00 to 19:00, St Chad's College, Martin Dyar

Hear the Irish poet Martin Dyar read from his award-winning work, at this Durham Book Festival fringe event.

Martin Dyar grew up in Swinford, in County Mayo, Ireland. His debut collection of poems, Maiden Names (Arlen House) was shortlisted for the Pigott Poetry Prize and the Shine/Strong Poetry Award. His poems have been included in Windharp: Poems of Ireland Since 1916 (Penguin Ireland); Everything to Play For: Ninety-nine Poems About Sport (Poetry Ireland); and Town Stitched by River: Irish Writers at the International Writing Program (University of Iowa/Dublin UNESCO City of Literature). His poem ‘Death and the Post Office’ has been added to the prescribed poetry syllabus on the Leaving Certificate, the Irish state exam which determines secondary school students’ entry to higher education.

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Research in English At Durham (READ) blog showcasing the the literary research emerging from the Department of English Studies


We host a large number of conferences, lectures and seminars each year, many of them open to the public. Find out more on our Events page.


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