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The English & History Hub Room I003, I Block Coleraine Campus


Frank Ferguson


Jim McElroy

First published in 2018, Jim McElroy is winner of the 2022 Mairtín Crawford Poetry Award, the 2021 Poetry Business International Book and Pamphlet Competition, the 2021 Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing and is 2020 winner of the Francis Ledwidge Poetry Award.

In 2019 he was selected for Poetry Ireland Introductions, was awarded second prize in the Bridport Poetry awards and an Individual Artist Award by Arts Council NI. He has been shortlisted for the Rialto Pamphlet Award, Gutter Edwin Morgan Prize, Bridport Poetry Prize, Cúirt New Writing Prize, Gregory O’ Donoghue International Poetry Competition, runner-up in the Fingal Poetry Prize and nominated for Pushcart and Forward prizes. His award winning pamphlet, We Are The Weather, is published by Smith|Doorstop.

Peter Pegnall

Peter Pegnall has a first-class degree from The University of Ulster (B.A. English) and The University of York (B. Phil. Shakespeare, distinction). He has published eight collections of poetry, has  co-translated The Poetry of Rene Noyau and has edited ‘Pestilence’ - an anthology of poems from the plague years. Peter is a recipient of a Royal Literary Fund Award and is an Obituarist for The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph.

Reviews include:

  • The Independent
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • The Catholic Herald
  • Poetry Ireland
  • The London Magazine
  • Poems and articles in Ploughshares
  • The Transatlantic Review
  • Fortnight
  • The Honest Ulsterman
  • The Reater
  • Agenda
  • The Big Spoon and other anthologies, including Beyond Bedlam and The Oxford Magazine

He is Director of poetry for A Casa dos Poetas (Anglo Portuguese Poetry festival), The Belfry Arts Centre, Overstrand and Garrick’s Temple, Hampton and is a Town Councillor for Sheringham, Norfolk.

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Refreshments will be provided.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Wednesday 12 October

12.45pm to 1.45pm

The English & History Hub Room I003, I Block Coleraine Campus

Frank Ferguson