Events & Workshops
If you want to meet Siobhán, or get a taste of the kind of events she's running, you can take a look at the forthcoming or previous events below. For further information click on the links, or to book Siobhán for another event, click here.
When / Where:
Bray Literary Festival: Her Other Language
Digital Broadcast: Sunday 27th September: 14.30-15.30
Join editors Ruth Carr and Natasha Cuddington, along with contributors: Jo Egan, Siobhan Campbell and Clare Gallagher as they discuss with writer Nessa O’Mahony the impetus behind Her Other Language : Northern Irish Women Writers Address Domestic Violence and Abuse published by Arlen House – Ireland’s leading feminist press.
You can purchase a copy of the book here. All profits go to Women's Aid.
Watch this space for new events......
Open-Eyed, Full Throated Book Launch
15 March 2019
Of Mouth - Poetry Reading
Poetry reading by Siobhan Campbell, Nessa O’ Mahony and Sandeep Parmar at the Mountains to the Sea Literary Festival, Dublin,
Liz Kelly, curator of the festival says ‘In The Outward Eye, we bring together Sandeep Parmar, Siobhán Campbell and Nessa O'Mahony who meld poetry, history and the lived world in socially engaged work that calls out and talks back to forces that threaten and undermine.’ For more info on this and festival, click here.
25 February 2019
The North: Irish Poetry Special - The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street London, WC1B 3NN
The ILS worked with The North poetry journal for this event to launch their special Irish issue. Editors and poets Jane Clarke and Nessa O’Mahony lead a rich evening of readings and discussion of contemporary Irish poetry. The issue includes: Siobhán Campbell, Derek Coyle, Nora Hughes, Judy O’Kane and Mary Noonan. As well as the readings we will be considering recent trends in form and subject, ideas of Irishness, poetry and the 20 years of fragile peace in Northern Ireland and, inevitably, Brexit. The event was also a farewell to the poet Matthew Sweeney who died last August. Siobhán Campbell has been asked to contribute a reflection on the largely forgotten Irish poet Lola Ridge (1873-1941).A signing followed the event.
15 November 2018
The Limerick Writers’ Centre Presents ‘On the Nail @ the Library’: A new literary event at Limerick City Library. Special guest readers Siobhan Campbell and Martin Malone 'There is a beautiful ruthlessness to the poetry of Siobhán Campbell - composed in her characteristically spikey voice: infused with an intelligence that resists easy answers. Poems of moral tension, of provocation, full of marvelously terse textures, of clashing consonants, subtle rhymes and insistent rhythms.' Amy Wack
16 May 2018
Dying Matters Writing Showcase: Part of the events for Dying Matters Awareness Week, 2018.
A chance to see the showcased work from the Creative Writing in Palliative Care workshops at Royal Trinity Hospice, Clapham
14th April 2018
Siobhán was visiting Professor of Poetry at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, giving a master class in contemporary poetries and poetics, and reading at the UNC Charlotte Literary Festival.
25th March 2018
Siobhan Campbell was in conversation with novelist Alice McDermott is a keynote event at the Dublin based Mountains to the Sea Literary Festival
24th March 2018
The Outward Eye: Poetry reading by Siobhan Campbell, Nessa O’ Mahony and Sandeep Parmar at the Mountains to the Sea Literary Festival, Dublin. Liz Kelly, curator of the festival says ‘In The Outward Eye, we bring together Sandeep Parmar, Siobhán Campbell and Nessa O'Mahony who meld poetry, history and the lived world in socially engaged work that calls out and talks back to forces that threaten and undermine.’
27 Feb- 20 March 2018
Siobhán led a series of writing workshops, Creative Writing in Palliative Care, to research the place of creative writing practice with patients, with families and with staff and care-givers at Trinity Hospice London. The work was showcased during ‘Dying Matters Awareness Week 2018’ on May 16th at Trinity Hospice, Clapham, London.
25 Sept 2017
Siobhán was thrilled to read at O Bheal, Cork.
23 Sept 2017
Siobhán Campbell joined Bernard O’Donoghue and Roy Foster at the Irish Literary Society, London to talk about her own poetry as well as he co-edited volume Eavan Boland: Inside History, the first commissioned book of essays on the work of Boland, compiled with OU AL Dr. Nessa O’Mahony. This event was recorded for RTE’s Poetry Programme and can be viewed here
She was also very happy to be running a workshop 'Writing Memoir and Poetry from Lived Experience' as part of the Bray Literary Festival, Wicklow, Ireland, on Saturday, September 23rd in Colaiste Raithin 11:00 – 12:30pm
22-26 Sept 2017
Siobhán reads with Jane Yeh as part of the MK Lit Festival
24 July 2017
Siobhán Campbell’s work is part of the celebration of reconciliation in Ireland and the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. Part of the John Hewitt Society’s International Summer School, Armagh, 24th to 29th July.
6th July 2017
Siobhán Campbell reading from Heat Signature at Cardiff’s Chapter ARTS reading series with eco-poet Yvonne Reddick
Siobhán reading from her work at the July Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering in the Galway City Library, St Augustine Street.
The event will see readings from Siobhán Campbell, Frankie Gaffney, Catherine Hunter, David E Butler, Teresa Sweeney, and Lisa Frank, at 6.30pm.
29 June 2017
Siobhán is delighted to be speaking at the Irish Writers in London Summer School at London Met Uni . Thanks to Dr Tony Murray’s commitment to living poets.
27 June 2017
Siobhán Campbell is invited to read as part of Poets Poets, Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London. Hosted by magazine PracCrit, this event seeks to investigate the major debates in contemporary poetry by showcasing the writers work in advance and as part of a day of critical investigation. The work can be read here
10 June 2017
Reading as part of Belfast Books Festival at No Alibis readings and events, Belfast. Poet Ruth Carr speaks at the NI launch of Heat Signature
29 May 2017
Siobhán Campbell reading with Seren Poets Rhiannon Hewson, Emily Blewitt and Polly Atkin at Hay Literary Festival . See here
19 May 2017
Siobhán Campbell and OU AL and poet, Nessa O’Mahony launch Eavan Boland: Inside History at Of Mouth poetry event, The Linenhall Library, Belfast supported by Arts Council Northern Ireland who curate the Troubles Archive of artworks in which Campbell’s work appears: "I plan to go north by unapproved roads where sniper signs rust on the trees"
21 March 2017
Seren Poets at Lumen Poetry London reading with Siobhán Campbell reading from her new book Heat Signature, along with Dai George, Graham Clifford, Ilse Pedler
15 March 2017
London Launch of Heat Signature, the new book of poetry by Siobhán Campbell
The Flying Horse, London
9 March 2017
Siobhán Campbell shortlisted for Ó’Béal Poetry Competition: Two poems by Siobhán Campbell have been included in the Ó’Béal 4th Five Words Competition shortlist. ‘Milk’ tied for second place and was highly commended by the judges; another poem, ‘Eve’, also reached the shortlist.
January 11th 2017
Siobhán Campbell reads her poetry at the Staccato words and music series, Dublin, along with writers including Simon Lewis and Niall McArdle.
16th December 2016
Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson launches Eavan Boland: Inside History, the first book of essays on the work of this major poet, with speeches by Eavan Boland and editors Siobhán Campbell and Nessa O’Mahony at Poetry Ireland, Dublin
11 Oct 2016
Poetry by Siobhan Campbell is featured at the Belfast International Arts Festival’s opening event commemorating the Good Friday Agreement, ‘In Dreams Begin Responsibilities’ along with work by Yeats, Joyce, Collette Bryce, Jean Bleakney and Seamus Heaney.
25th to 29th Jul 2016
Siobhan Campbell leads the Poetry Workshop at the John Hewitt Summer School, Armagh, supported by The Open University
Siobhan Campbell wins the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Award for 'Framed'