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The Arts Council of Northern Ireland

in association with Irish Pages: A Journal of Contemporary Writing

is delighted to invite you to

Surfacing: A Reading & Conversation with Kathleen Jamie”

Distinguished award-winning poet and essayist and current International Visiting Poetry Fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, QUB

Sunday, 24 November 2019 4.00 – 6.00 pm

The Crescent Arts Centre, University Road, Belfast

Refreshments from 3.30pm


Jamie will read from her celebrated new collection of essays, Surfacing (2019), followed by a conversation on her recent prose with Chris Agee, Editor of Irish Pages.

One of the most renowned poets and essayists in these islands, Kathleen Jamie was born in the West of Scotland in 1962. She is the author of ten collections of poems, most recently The Tree House (Picador, 2004: winner of the Forward Prize and Scottish Book of the Year), Mr and Mrs Scotland Are Dead: Poems 1980-94 (Bloodaxe Books, 2002: shortlisted for the 2003 International Griffin Prize), The Overhaul (Picador, 2012: shortlisted for the 2012 T. S. Eliot Prize, winner of the 2012 Costa Poetry Award), and The Bonniest Companie (Picador, 2015). Her non-fiction work includes Among Muslims (Sort of Books, 2002), Findings (Sort of Books, 2007), Sightlines (Sort of Books, 2012) and Surfacing (Sort of Books, 2019). In 2017, she received the Ness Award from the Royal Geographical Society for “outstanding creative writing at the confluence of travel, nature and culture.” She is Chair of Creative Writing at Stirling University, and Scottish Editor of Irish Pages.

Please RSVP to info@artscouncil-ni.org by Friday, 22 November at 5pm. Entry is free, but there are limited places, so we advise that you RSVP promptly. Otherwise, arrivals at the door will be on a first come, first served basis.