Seamus Heaney to open Derry poetry festival
Seamus Heaney is to officially open a poetry festival in his native south Derry later this year.
He will be guest of honour at the On Home Ground Poetry Festival in Magherafelt in September.
Tickets for the Bellaghy writer's evening on September 20 – he will perform an address entitled Important Places: A Reading With Commentary – are sold out. However, tickets are available for other events.
The three-day festival will be closed on September 22 by the National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clarke. For full information, look up www.laurel-villa.com or contact 028 7930 1459.