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Poetry and Prose – Memoir Readings by Maureen Boyle and Malachi O’Doherty – Proceeds to Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders

1 December 2023 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Maureen Boyle grew up in Sion Mills in County Tyrone and she now lives in Belfast.  Her second collection,  ‘The Last Spring of the World’ was published in June 2022 by Arlen House, Dublin.  She has received various awards including the Ireland Chair of Poetry Prize; the Strokestown International Poetry Prize and the inaugural Ireland Chair of Poetry Travel Bursary. Her most recent award is from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to research the history of botanical embroidery for an ecological poetry project.  She is a poetry and memoir mentor with the Irish Writers’ Centre.

Malachi O’Doherty is the author of several works of non-fiction including books on politics and history ‘The Year of Chaos’ and ‘How To Fix Northern Ireland’ and memoirs, ‘I Was A Teenage Catholic,’ ‘On My Own Two Wheels’ and ‘Under His Roof.’ He writes weekly columns for The Belfast Telegraph and The Irish Post. He is a regular guest on the Nolan Show and Frank Mitchell on U105. Malachi has a PhD in creative writing from QUB and has been granted a Major Artist Award by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Join us for a relaxed evening, enjoying readings from their memoirs, and let the ‘in conversation with’ style of the evening dictate where the conversation ends up!  Proceeds from this event are being donated to a fabulous charity called Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders.

Further information can be found @ www.msf.org.uk


1 December 2023
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm