Katie Donovan Readings
Irish poet Katie Donovan has been named as the recipient of the Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry 2017. She has been invited to America to receive the award and to give a reading in April. Katie Donovan will receive the 21st annual Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry of the University of St. Thomas Center for Irish Studies in the USA. She will collect her award and give a reading from her newly-released poetry collection, Off Duty, on Friday 21 April 2017 at the University of St Thomas, St Paul, Minnesota. The $5,000 O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry, established in 1997, is given to a distinguished Irish poet.
Off Duty has been shortlisted for the Irish Times-Poetry Now Award 2017. Winners will be announced at the Mountains to Sea Festival on 25 March.
Mountains to Sea: dlr Book Festival, Sunday 26 March 2017, 4pm
Katie Donovan & Harry Clifton
Katie Donovan will be reading from her new collection Off Duty at Mountains to Sea alongside fellow Bloodaxe poet Harry Clifton. His new book Portobello Sonnets is out on 23 March. Introduced by Maureen Boyle.
University of St Thomas, St Paul, Minnesota, Friday 21 April 2017, 7.30-8.30pm
Katie Donovan, the Center for Irish Studies O'Shaughnessy Poetry Award recipient for 2017, reads from her new poetry collection, Off Duty.
John Hewitt Summer School, July 2017
Katie Donovan will be reading from her fifth poetry collection Off Duty at the John Hewitt Summer School. She will be reading alongside Denise Riley.
CLICK HERE FOR PRESS & RADIO INTERVIEWS WITH KATIE DONOVAN ABOUT OFF DUTY
[20 February 2017]