Now Neu NI: Contemporary Writing from Northern Ireland
British Council Literature Seminar, 24 – 26 February 2022, Berlin
After exploring Manchester/England in 2019, Scotland in 2020 and Wales in 2021, the British Council will complete its series on current literature from the four UK nations with featuring contemporary writing from Northern Ireland in three Berlin venues.
We are thrilled that Glenn Patterson, renowned novelist and non-fiction writer, director at the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University Belfast and familiar face to the British Council Literature Seminar community, has agreed to chair our seminar again. It is a great honour that Nick Laird, Lucy Caldwell, Michelle Gallen, Abby Oliveira, Bebe Ashley, and Padraig Regan have accepted our invitation to participate in the seminar.
The seminar will spread out over three locations in Berlin: the English Theatre Berlin, the Literaturhaus Berlin and the Lettrétage.
Please note that due to Covid-19 regulations this seminar will have to take place under 2G+ rules, so participants will need to be either vaccinated/ boostered OR need a negative day test. Participants are asked to check the up-to-date rules and regulations under the official government website. Depending on the regulations during the seminar dates, we may only be able to offer reduced catering and bar service, or if the worst came to worst, none at all. We have thus considerably reduced the seminar fee in comparison to former years and hope for your understanding.
The seminar will start at the English Theatre Berlin in the evening of Thursday 24 February and finish at Lettrétage in the evening of Saturday 26 February. The seminar will consist of two public readings, presentations by at least four further literary voices from Northern Ireland, two panel discussions and four author-led workshops.