The SHC Fellows
Three Seamus Heaney Centre Fellows are selected each year from worlds of Poetry, Fiction, Music, Film & Television. They work with students and audiences to explore creative writing in all its forms. Each writer demonstrates excellence in their field, as well as an openness to learn from their engagement with students, and it is hoped that their time at the Centre will inform their future practice.
Building on a literary heritage at Queen’s that stretches back to the 1960s Belfast Group, we are part of a worldwide network of writers and critics, and support the development of creative and interdisciplinary collaborations. Visiting Fellows contribute to life at the Centre through workshops and masterclasses, one-to-one tutorials with our students, and public events. We offer a place for writers to work on an adhoc basis, and keep in close contact with our growing network of extraordinary alumni and friends, so you never know who you'll meet in our corridors.