SEÁN HEWITT: Queer Pasts

Monday 13 Nov 2023
Black Box

We’re thrilled to welcome internationally acclaimed poet and memoirist Seán Hewitt to Outburst. A tender and luminous poet who won the Laurel Prize for his first collection of poetry, and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 2022 for his memoir All Down Darkness Wide, Hewitt’s work finds light in the darkest and most unseeming places.

 To be a queer artist is to have one eye on the past, an idea that connects two of Hewitt’s most recent books, the heart-wrenching and Gothic All Down Darkness Wide, and his collaboration with Luke Edward Hall, 300,000 Kisses: Tales of Queer Love from the Ancient World.  Hewitt’s work considers the ghosts and friends and artists at his back and how we might find shelter in them. 

Seán Hewitt will be in conversation with poet Mícheál McCann.


Age suitability: 18+

Duration: 60 mins

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