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Archipelago at the Museum of Literature, Ireland

Join us for a celebration of writing about place and nature, and the launch of the fifteenth issue of the literary magazine, Archipelago

Tues 7th May, 6.30pm Click here to book for Late Heaney
Nicholas Allen, Late Heaney: Poetry and Place after the Nobel

Weds 8th May, 10am until 6pm Click here to book for Archipelago
The very best of prose, poetry, and song about place and nature of ‘the unnameable
archipelago’, that constellation of islands off the north-west coast of Europe

6.30pm Launch Reception for Archipelago, the 15th issue

Andrew McNeillie, The Good Ship


Old Physics Theatre, Museum of Literature Ireland

Tuesday 7th May

18:30 Welcome Reception

19:00 Nicholas Allen, Late Heaney: Poetry and Place after the Nobel

Wednesday 8th May

10:00 Arrival and Registration

10:15 Opening Words

10:20 Fiona Stafford, Time and Tide

11:05 Tea/Coffee

11:20 The Arc of our Covenant: Alan Riach, Tim Ecott, Angus Macmillan

12:20 James Macdonald Lockhart, Birds of the Archipelago

13:05 Lunch

14:00 Over the Irish Sea: Tony Crowley, Gerry Dawe, Andrew Hadfield

15:00 Readings from Moya Cannon, Garry MacKenzie, Judy O’Kane, David Wheatley

16:00 Tea/Coffee

16:20 Lillis O Laoire, Songs of the Gaelic Coast from the Western Isles to the Blaskets

17:05 Richard Nairn, A Tribute to Michael Viney

17:45 Break

18:30 Drinks Reception and Launch of Archipelago 2:3