The Exhibition


The exhibition at Enniskillen Library.

The exhibition focused on the time Wordsworth spent in Ulster, drawing on both the letters and the poetry he wrote that was inspired by the Giant’s Causeway. The exhibition will broadly follow Wordsworth’s route, starting in Enniskillen and travelling to Derry, Coleraine and finally on to Belfast.

The dates for the exhibition were as follows:

Enniskillen Library: 5th September – 16th September 2016

Derry Central Library: 19th September – 30th September 2016

Coleraine Library: 3rd October – 14th October 2016

Belfast Central Library: 17th October – 28th October 2016

The Graduate School, Queen’s University Belfast: 31st October – 11th November 2016

As part of the exhibit, we hosted a number of public events that considered in different ways Wordsworth’s Irish legacy:

22nd September, 2pm: William Wordsworth: A Derry Sightseer, poetry reading and creative writing workshop with poet Joanne Clement at Derry Central Library

11th October: A day with Wordsworth hosted by Susan Allen of the Wordsworth Trust at the Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart The programme for the day was as follows:

2:30-4:00pm: Wordsworth for Wee Ones, fun session for children

4:00-4:45pm: Refreshments

5:00-6:30pm: Wordsworth Goes West, public talk

20th October, 5pm: Public talk on Wordsworth’s Irish influence with Dr Andrew Keanie (Ulster University) at Belfast Central Library