Events - Festival 2019

Five O’Clock Verses

Saturday 10 March, 17:00 - 18:00
Parliament Hall, South Street

Reading: Tara Bergin, Tsead Bruinja

Daring, exhilarating and darkly funny, Tara Bergin’s poetry has seen her shortlisted for both the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Forward Prize for Best Collection. In her latest collection, The Tragic Death of Eleanor Marx, she serves up exciting new ways of revisiting historical figures and moments which are otherwise overlooked. Sharing the stage with her is Tsead Bruinja, who writes in Frisian and Dutch. His alternately fragile and forceful poetry is marked by an adventurous experimentation.

Supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18: Promoting Irish Arts in Britain, and by the Dutch Foundation for Literature, with assistance from the Royal Netherlands Embassy

Participants: Tara Bergin and Tsead Bruinja
Tsead Bruinja: Geert de Jong (Cheeseworks)


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...