Ciaran Carson & Publishing Fellows
The annual Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellowships have been established in memory of the Seamus Heaney Centre’s founding director and are inspired by his writing about the city of Belfast in poetry and prose. The Publishing Fellowship is appointed in recognition of the publishing expertise of our students, and offered to a graduate who has demonstrated an enthusiastic commitment to the wider literary sector, particularly through publishing.
Appointed to recent graduates from the PhD programme at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Fellows will be encouraged to carry on with their own creative work at this crucuial stage of their careers, and to contribute to our academic and extracurricular programmes.
“We are delighted to be announcing these three new Fellows. Tara McEvoy and Darren Murphy, as Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellows, and Hilary McCollum, as Publishing Fellow, will build on the brilliant work done by Louise Kennedy, Padraig Regan and Manuela Moser last year, in developing new partnerships, new opportunities for our students, and keeping the conversation going between the Seamus Heaney Centre and the society that informs and sustains it. And, of course, every bit as importantly, they will be encouraged to carry on with their own - already hugely impressive - writing.” Professor Glenn Patterson
Director, Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's