Events - Festival 2019

Five O’Clock Verses

Thursday 8 March, 17:00 - 18:00
Parliament Hall, South Street

Reading: Rita Ann Higgins, Jacob Polley

Our first Five O’Clock Verses of 2018 brings together two poets from the south of Ireland and the north of England respectively. Rita Ann Higgins is a playwright as well as a prize-winning poet and a member of Aosdána, the Irish association of artists. She has published ten collections of poetry and is based in Galway. Jacob Polley is the author of four acclaimed poetry collections, The Brink, Little Gods, The Havocs and Jackself, as well as a Somerset Maugham Award-winning novel, Talk of the Town. Born in Cumbria, he worked for some years with the School of English at the University of St Andrews and now lives and works in Newcastle.

Supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain


Participants: Rita Ann Higgins and Jacob Polley
Jacob Polley: Mai Lin Li


Parliament Hall, South Street

Location: On the south side of South Street opposite the Criterion Bar

Parliament Hall hosted the first major events of the StAnza Festival in its founding year of 1998. It has been used as a main venue for the festival ever since...