A Harvard student and Heaney himself discuss his creative writing workshops.
- Title Heaney in Harvard
- 1st Broadcast 06/06/1979
- ContributorProinsias Ó Conluain (Presenter)
- Clip Duration 00:04:15
- Material Type Audio
- Series title The Arts
- Clip title Poetry That Stirs the Soul
- Extended description
A Harvard student tells Proinsias Ó Conluain what it is like to attend Heaney's creative writing workshops. The poet doesn't regard a workshop as an appropriate place to discuss his own work, but gives public readings around the university. Because it is frustrating to write on your own, it is good to have someone to talk to about it.
Heaney himself says that it is hard to know what a workshop should be, but he tries to do things he would not do in a regular class.
‘Heaney in Harvard’ was a special edition of ‘The Arts’. It was one of a number of programmes made by Proinsias Ó Conluain in America in 1979.
‘The Arts’ was an RTÉ radio series about poetry, music and literature. The first programme was broadcast on 7 February 1973 and featured poet John Montague introduced by Liam Miller. Other presenters included the poet Eavan Boland, who won a Jacob’s award in 1976 for her work on the show.
The accompanying image shows UCD students in a classroom at Albert College, Glasnevin c.1969. © RTÉ Archives 2615/019
- Local keywords Seamus Heaney, Poet, Poetry, Literature, Education, Academia, Creative writing, United States, America, Harvard University, Proinsias Ó Conluain
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ Radio One
- Production year 1979
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier AA0158
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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