PRONI, the Public Records Office for Northern Ireland, will host a special poetry reading on the theme of war, exploring gifted writers who recorded their varied wartime narratives from the First and Second World Wars.

As the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War approaches, contemporary poets continue to be moved by the subject of war.

For this session there will be readings from Genevieve Swift and Andrew Eaton, two poets whose work draws on these past conficts which are significantly illustrated in PRONI's collections.

Genevieve Swift is an award winning actor, director and facilitator who teaches acting and facilitates community and youth drama projects. For this performance, she will tailor her work to incorporate materials and stories from PRONI's extensive archival collections.

Andrew Eaton is a researcher whose studies centre around archival material on a series of cassette tapes on which his grandfather narrates his life story, including his years of prison camp internment. He is also a doctoral candidate at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen's University, Belfast.

Contact PRONI to reserve free admission to this event; E: or T: 028 9053 4800.

Event Details


2 Titanic Boulevard


Monday, June 30, 2014 - 12:30

Centenary Event

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Readings from Genevieve Swift and Andrew Eaton