Remembering Seamus Heaney at Write Out Loud Marsden tonight

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Members of Write Out Loud Marsden will be celebrating the life of Seamus Heaney as part of their readaround when they meet up on Wednesday 18 September at Marsden library at the Mechanics Hall, Peel Street. And if you can't get to Marsden, there are three programmes about Heaney on BBC4 tonight from 10pm onwards. Write Out Loud’s Julian Jordon, who hosts the Marsden event, said: “If you would like to know more about Heaney, his work and his perspective on the importance of poetry, I highly recommend that you read the text of his Nobel acceptance speech. It is a masterly piece of writing, an insight into the workings of his poetic mind, a fascinating perspective on the Troubles in his native Northern Ireland, an inkling of the breadth of his knowledge, and an understanding of his sheer humanity. It is long, but will repay reading or listening to the audio.” Entry is £2 to this open mic event, which starts at 7.30pm. More details and Map 


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