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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.

Distant Summers

Distant Summers: Remembering Philip Casey, Writer, Fabulist, Friend

Launch of new anthology, "Distant Summers", edited by Katie Donovan, Eamonn Wall & Michael Considine, in Hodges Figgis, Dublin, includes Siobhan's poem for Philip, 'Grape picking' which she read at the launch reading in Gorey.

Distant Summers: Remembering Philip Casey, Writer, Fabulist, Friend is a kaleidoscopic cornucopia of prose and poetry from writers, friends, and family members. A tribute to one of Ireland's great literary talents, the anthology also includes a detailed bibliography of his published work and unpublished prose. (Books Ireland)  includes work by Colm Toibin; Sebastian Barry; Eilean Ni  Chuilleanain; Paula Meehan; Katie Donovan; Eamonn Wall; Moya Cannon; Sujata Bhatt; Nessa O'Mahony; Siobhan Campbell


Seren at 40: A Showcase of Irish Authors

To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we’re hosting a new series of online events celebrating our authors and backlist. For this first event, we welcome four award-winning writers, from our strong and growing list of Irish authors, for an evening of poetry and fiction. Siobhán Campbell was born in Dublin. She spent a number of years in New York and San Francisco and worked as Managing Editor of Wolfhound Press before joining Faculty at Kingston University in London.


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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.

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Previous Events

October 2019

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 EyePoetry 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 

13th July

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

Feb 2016

Siobhan Campbell wins the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Award for 'Framed'

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