The Ulster-Scots Language Society, formed to promote the Ulster-Scots language, our own hamely tongue

Conference: Ulster-Scots Diaspora Writing

Location: University of Ulster, Magee Campus and Monreagh Manse Education and Visitor Centre, Donegal.

Dates: Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th October 2009.

Times and Venues: Friday 23rd Great Hall Magee Campus starting at 10.00 a.m. Saturday 24th Monreagh Manse Education and Visitor Centre, starting at 11.00

This conference will explore: the literary legacy of Ulster-Scots emigrants and their descendants in North America. This group of people have created an exceptional archive of texts that tells many stories about Ulster and America. The keynote speaker is the acclaimed poet and critic Dr Daniel Tobin who will discuss the literary links between Ulster and the United States. A number of well-known speakers from both sides of the Atlantic will examine the range of literary, historical, religious and personal writings produced by the Ulster-Scots and their descendants across the Atlantic. Entrance is free and everyone is very welcome to attend.

For further details contact: Mrs Sinead Grant at the Institute of Ulster Scots Studies' office (028) 71375612 or email Frank Ferguson (

Speakers include: Daniel Tobin, Richard MacMaster, Billy Kennedy, Carol Baraniuk, Brian Lambkin, Andrew Holmes, Johanne Trew, William Roulston, Eull Dunlop, Alister McReynolds, Frank Carey, Frank Ferguson.