My Mother-City Poetry & Prose with Gerald Dawe
Tickets: £5 (£4 concession)
Gerald Dawe, poet, essayist and Professor of English at Trinity College Dublin, in discussion with Damian Smyth, fellow-poet and director of literature at the Arts Council for Northern
Ireland. Gerald will read from his poems and acclaimed writings about Belfast and school life in the sixties when he was a pupil at Orangefield. Gerald Dawe attended Orangefield during the mid-late 1960s. After graduating from the University of Ulster he worked as a librarian in the Fine Arts Department of Belfast Central Library. He received a research award and moved to Galway in 1974 where he studied and taught at the National University of Ireland until 1988 when he was appointed Lecturer in English at Trinity College, Dublin, where he is now Professor of English and Fellow and founder-director of the Oscar Wilde Centre. Gerald has published 8 collections of poems with Gallery Press, including Sunday School (1991), The Morning Train (1995), Lake Geneva (2003), Points West (2008), Selected Poems (2012) and, forthcoming, Mickey Finn’s Air (2014). He has also published numerous collections of essays including the acclaimed study of Belfast, My Mother-City (2007).
(Those attending the “My Mother-City” event who have Van Morrison tickets will gainadmittance to the concert before other ticket-holders)