Sunday 17 September, 4pm
Moyra Donaldson is an award winning poet and creative writing mentor from County Down. For Donaldson ‘poetry is a process, art is a process. Poetry and art happen because we do it, because we make the effort to make it’. Her
first collection Snakeskin Stilettos was published in 1998, followed by Beneath The Ice (2001), The Horse’s Nest (2006) and Miracle Fruit (2010). Her Selected Poems came out in 2012, and her latest collection is The Goose Tree (2014).
Originally from Bermuda, Paul Maddern is a poet who now lives in Carrowdore. Formerly a tutor at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, he has published two poetry collections. Kelpdings, which won the Templar Poetry pamphlet competition in 2009, and The Beachcomber’s Report (2010), which was shortlisted for the Eithne and Rupert Strong Award for Best First Collection.