Crescent Arts Centre
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Northern Ireland BT7 1NH
Sanctuary: There Must Be Somewhere | Belfast Book Festival
Angela Graham, along with five other poets, who are ‘expert’ in Sanctuary, have collaborated to to create the collection Sanctuary: There Must Be Somewhere (Seren Books, 2022). ‘Moon’ is from Iran; Csilla Toldy is from Hungary and knows what it is like to have been a refugee; Phil Cope is a specialist in sacred sites; Viviana Fiorentino is an economic migrant from Italy working with asylum seekers and Glen Wilson imagines confrontation on the Mexican border and acted as a mentor for Angela’s work.
Safe, sacrosanct, holy… Endangered, violated, profaned… We live between these tensions. We want to be open; we fear being overwhelmed. Our planet, our politics, our personal lives… See them read at the Belfast Book Festival on 18th June.
The Sanctuary Tree will be located at The Crescent throughout the Festival. The collective invite you to add your hope, prayer, plea or resolution to the tree. Click here for more information.