‘Creative Minds at Birmingham’, the School of English, Drama, and American and Canadian Studies (EDACS) Writers and Artists Distinguished Speaker Series, features an exciting variety of renowned writers, poets and theatre leaders who give a public talk or reading, showcasing their latest works.
Michael Longley is a central figure in contemporary Irish poetry. A forceful figure within the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, where he founded the literary programme, he is one of the 200 distinguished artists who are members of Aosdána. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a recipient of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and the Wilfred Owen Award. He has won the Whitbread Prize, the TS Eliot Prize, the Hawthornden Prize, the Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Poetry and the Librex Montale Prize. He was made a C.B.E. in the Queen’s Birthday honours 2010.
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