Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Blue plaque commemorates Stewart Parker

From BBC News:
A blue plaque marking the birthplace of Belfast playwright and poet Stewart Parker has been unveiled by his niece.

Lynne Parker performed the ceremony at the house in Larkfield Road, Sydenham, in the east of the city where her uncle spent his early years.

Stewart Parker died in 1988 after battling cancer. He was 46 years of age.
Among the works for which he is best known are the plays Spokesong and Catchpenny Twist.
Update: Also, the winners of the annual Stewart Parker awards for new playwrights have been announced.

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