CANCELLED: Stories of Trouble and Peace: The Complicated Art of Reconciliation

CANCELLED: Stories of Trouble and Peace: The Complicated Art of Reconciliation

Public Lectures

Hunter Council Chamber (HU204)

Explorations on conflict and power with renowned Irish poet, scholar, and mediator Pádraig Ó Tuama.


Pádraig Ó Tuama
Pádraig Ó Tuama. Photo credit: Trevor Brady

THIS event has been CANCELLED due to Pádraig having to return home to Ireland earlier than planned. Pádraig will now give slightly shortened versions of his two planned evening talks on Wednesday 18th March.

Drawing on his experience at the front lines of reconciliation in Ireland and beyond, on poetry, and on his theological reflection, Pádraig Ó Tuama weaves stories of power and reconciliation to inspire creative new practices for life in an unsettled world. Pádraig is the St John’s Visiting Scholar for 2020.

Pádraig Ó Tuama is an Irish poet, theologian, and conflict mediator whose work addresses issues of language, reconciliation and religion. He is the former leader of Corrymeela, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation. The author of numerous books, including In the Shelter, Sorry for Your Troubles, and Readings from the Book of Exile, he presents the #1 Apple Arts Chart podcast Poetry Unbound, from the On Being project.