Tribute to Seamus Heaney
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
The McClelland Irish Library will host a celebration of the life of Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 4 at 1106 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Heaney died on Aug. 30 in Dublin, Ireland. He was 74. Friends of the great poet who live in the Valley will participate in the evening.
The evening will feature readings from famous works of this great Irish writer. Heaney was a poet, playwright and translator. He taught at Harvard University from 1981-1997 and University of Oxford in England from 1989-1994. He was considered one of the greatest literary voices in Ireland and one of four Irish winners of the Nobel Prize in literature along with William Butler Yeats, Samuel Beckett and George Bernard Shaw. He was awarded the prize in 1995.
The evening will include an open house featuring the library’s book and literature collection, genealogy services and exhibits. The McClelland Irish Library opened in 2012. A cash bar will be open and dinner, live music, art and refreshments will be part of the evening. The cost for the tribute is free. Dinner is $10. For more info visit azirishlibrary.org.
McClelland Irish LibraryDirections
Adjacent to Margaret Hance Park on Central Avenue.Times
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmAdmission & Parking