Belfast Literary Walking Tour
There are few better ways to get to know a city than through its writers, whether they are locals who appreciate every nuance of the complex city, or visiting scribes, writing of how Belfast assaults the senses of those who meet it for the first time. The Belfast Literary Tour will assist you as you journey through the literary city and the many shades of our history, taking you from the splendour of City Hall or the lives commemorated in Writer’s Square to back alleys and quiet suburban streets across the city where the finest of our writers lived, walked and worked.
Literary Belfast is very much alive, and this tour will take you to places old and new, through history and the changing modern city alike.
Two enthusiasts for the literature of and about Belfast, Hugh Odling-Smee and Robbie Meredith have over the years hosted thousands of interested walkers. The tour lasts for just under an hour and a half.
Many writers are featured during the tour including John Hewitt, Seamus Heaney, Glenn Patterson, Michael MacLaverty, Sinead Morrissey, Frank Ormsby, Kate O'Brien, Leontia Flynn, Brian Moore, Tom Paulin, EM Forster, Paul Theroux and Derek Mahon.
- Where: The tour starts at the Crown Bar and ends at the John Hewitt on Donegall Street.
- Booking: Call the Belfast Welcome Centre on 028 9024 6609, or contact Hugh Odling-Smee on 07850 813368 or firstname.lastname@example.org.