Scribes At The Duncairn

Join us for the 3rd Annual Scribes at the Duncairn!
Friday 12th August, featuring Glenn Patterson, Angeline King and Kevin Higgins. Reception at 6.30 pm, writers' panel at 7.00 pm.

Panel discussion and readings with Glenn Patterson, Angeline King and Kevin Higgins. Free Event. Wine reception & Live Music

Glenn Patterson burst onto the literary scene in 1988 when his acclaimed first novel, Burning Your Own won a Betty Trask Award and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. A playwright and documentary filmmaker, his most recent novel, Gull, is based on the DeLorean story. Here’s Me Here, the second collection of his newspaper and radio journalism was published last year. He is the co-writer (with Colin Carberry) of Good Vibrations (BBC Films) Glenn is a senior lecturer in Creative Writing at Queen’s University’s Seamus Heaney Centre and a patron of Fighting Words Belfast.

In 2015 Angeline King gave up her senior management role in sales and marketing to became a full-time author! Snugville Street begins in 2003 when Hannah learns that her father’s return from prison to their Shankill Road home will collide with the arrival of her French exchange, Etienne. The Irish Times said of it: “An enjoyable coming-of-age tale with a Belfast twist.” A Belfast Tale, a soulful, transatlantic tale of troubles, love, friendship and hope is set between here and North America and follows the road to peace from 1990. Currently Angeline is finishing a prequel to Snugville Street.

Galway based Kevin Higgins is a poet, essayist, reviewer and satirist. He has been described by the Stinging Fly Magazine as “likely the most widely read living poet in Ireland”. In his work he slates/admires the ‘Great and the Good’ from Hilary Clinton to the late Dave Bowie. His poems include such titles as: What I told the Psychiatrist and Letter to an Imaginary Enemy. Kevin is a merciless opponent of hypocrisy and pretentiousness wherever he finds it and his writing –which informs, infuriates and entertains is overtly political in a way that draws comparison with George Orwell.

Chaired by Marnie Kennedy, Shared Reading facilitator and coordinator of Stories@the Duncairn, a volunteer-led, community literature project in North Belfast. Supported by Féile an Phobail’s Community Engagement Programme in partnership with Duncairn Cultural Arts Centre and Ashton Community Trust.