Laureates Event: Sinéad Morrissey & Jim Carruth
Festival Marquee, King's Lawn, University of Aberdeen
Tickets are available at the Festival Box Office, which is located in King’s College Conference Centre at the University of Aberdeen (Some performances could be limited) Opening Hours 9.30am – 8pm
Sunday 29th May 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Sinéad Morrissey has published five collections, the latest of which, Parallax, won the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and the T S Eliot Prize. She was appointed as Belfast’s inaugural Poet Laureate in 2013. She teaches at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Queen’s University, Belfast. Jim Carruth was appointed Glasgow Poet Laureate in 2014, and his six poetry collections have won numerous awards (the McLellan Prize, the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award and a Robert Louis Stevenson Award). His verse novella, Killochries, was shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish Poetry Book of the Year in 2015.