Books and prizes

Wednesday 28 July 2010

StAnza poets shortlisted for poetry prizes

Heading this year’s shortlist for the Forward prize for his new book Human Chain is Seamus Heaney, a great friend of StAnza who delighted audiences at his sell-out events with us in March.  

Dennis O'Driscoll in conversation with Seamus Heaney at StAnza 2010

And our heartfelt congratulations to Andrew Philip, whose book, The Ambulance Box, has been shortlisted for the new Seamus Heaney Centre Prize for Poetry. Andrew took part last November in ‘Distant Voices’, our first ever digital festival. Click here for the full prize shortlists. And here to catch up on Distant Voices. Check our blogs, Facebook and Twitter for news of digital events to come.

Andrew Philip reads at Distant Voices, 14 November 2009

HappenStance Launch

The latest HappenStance Press publication is Gill Andrews’ The Thief, which was launched in St Andrews last Monday. Gill, who is finishing a Creative Writing MLitt at St Andrews, took part in this year’s Inklight reading at StAnza and in one of our showcases at The Open and we’re pleased to note the arrival of her first chapbook collection.

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