Doire Press Evening | Belfast Book festival

Doire Press Evening | Belfast Book festival

With Stephanie Conn, Simon Lewis & Michael J. Whelan

Crescent Arts Centre • Tuesday 14 June – 6:45pm

Tickets: Free

Stephanie Conn was shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Award (2012) and Anam Cara Competition. The following year she was shortlisted in the Red Line Poetry Competition with work selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series. In 2015 she was awarded the Yeovil Poetry Prize and the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing.

Simon Lewis won the Hennessy Prize for Emerging Poetry and was runner up in the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 2015. He has been shortlisted for the Listowel Poetry and Bridport Prizes and received commendations in the Gregory O’Donoghue Prize and Dromineer Literary Prize.

Michael J. Whelan is an award winning poet, writer and historian. He was 2nd Place Winner in the Patrick Kavanagh International Poetry Awards 2011 (shortlisted 2012), and 3rd Place Winner in the Jonathan Swift Creative Writing Award 2012. His books The Battle of Jadotville & Allegiances Compromised examine Irish military history. Michael’s  poetry has been widely published.


Michael J. Whelan • Stephanie Conn • Simon Lewis

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