Meet the Author Event with Jane Clarke and Niamh McNally
Event31 October 2023
Join us on 22 November at 18:00 for an evening of poetry with Niamh McNally and Jane Clarke, two poets from north and south of the island of Ireland. For this event, we will team up with the Northern Ireland Executive Office in Brussels, where the event will be held. Refreshments will be provided, as well as poetry collections available for purchase on the night.
When: 22 November 2023, 18:00-20:00
Where: The Office of the Northern Ireland Executive in Brussels, Chaussée d’Etterbeek 180, Brussels
About the authors
About Niamh Mc Nally
Niamh McNally is a Belfast-based poet. She completed her MA in Ulster University where she co-created and was a poetry editor for The Paperclip; a student-led, literary publication. Niamh is a workshop facilitator in The Seamus Heaney Homeplace and has been published in, The Tulsa Review, Tír na nÓg, Capsule Stories, The Galway Review, Snowflake Magazine, Aôthen Magazine, and HOWL: New Irish Writing. Her poetry has featured on the BBC and in two climate crisis films, 'It Seems' and 'Defining Hope'. Niamh’s poem ‘If Stone Could Speak’ was showcased by Bushmills as promotion for The Causeway Collection and her first solo publication 'New Impressions' was published by The John Hewitt Society for the Look North Festival 2023. Niamh is currently a poet-in-residence for Herstory, Ireland. You can find Niamh on X @NiamhyMcNally.
About Jane Clarke
Jane Clarke is Jane Clarke is the author of three poetry collections, The River (2015), When the Tree Falls (2019) and A Change in the Air (2023) published by Bloodaxe Books. Jane received the Listowel Writers’ Week Poem of the Year Award 2016, the Hennessy Literary Award for Poetry 2016 and the Ireland Chair of Poetry Travel Award 2022. Her third collection A Change in the Air was longlisted for the for the Laurel Prize 2023 for nature and ecopoetry and is shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection 2023. Jane’s poetry reflects the interdependence of people, place and nature while exploring loss and change, both personal and cultural. She grew up on a farm in Co. Roscommon and now lives with her wife in the uplands of Co. Wicklow.