Discover Belfast's rich literary heritage and exciting contemporary writing scene. From past greats like CS Lewis and Louis MacNeice to internationally renowned poets Michael Longley (pictured), Seamus Heaney and Paul Muldoon. Take a tour, check out an exhibition, attend a reading, and, of course, buy the book…
New website, iPhone app, tours and exhibitions launched at the Ulster Hall
The Literary Belfast iPhone app will take you on a journey through the literary city and Belfast's history, taking you from the splendour of City Hall and the lives commemorated in Writer's Square to the back alleys and quiet suburban streets where our finest writers lived, walked and worked, and continue to live, walk and work.
Since the publication in the 1950s of his internationally recognised and much loved Chronicles of Narnia, CS Lewis is now one of the most widely known authors in the world. But even among his avid readers there are still many who are not aware of his roots in 19th and early 20th century Belfast.
'The city rises and falls like music, like breathing… Belfast is Rome with more hills: it is Atlantis raised from the sea. And from anywhere you stand, from anywhere you look, the streets glitter like jewels, like small strings of stars... However many, whatever size, it is magical.'
Robert McLiam Wilson, Eureka Street
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Belfast Central Library
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Senate Chamber, Queen's University Belfast Lanyon Building
Ruby Wax: Sane New World
Comedian, writer and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax is here to help you become the master, not the slave, of your mind.
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Rhythm & Rhyme
Rhythm and Rhyme is an exciting free programme to introduce children aged 0 - 4 years to the wonder of rhymes, songs and stories in the library…
The Tyrone author's comic memoir chronicles adolescent life in the 80s and 90s
Eleanor Hewardine's entertaining account of a life with language
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