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Blackstaff Press at 50

Blackstaff Press at 50

Blackstaff Press wants you to join them to celebrate their fiftieth birthday! 

In 1971, at the height of the Troubles, Jim and Diane Gracey took a huge leap of faith and founded a publishing house in Northern Ireland. Fifty years on, Blackstaff Press is still an important publishing house on this island, with a reputation for originality, quality and tenacity. 

Through conversation and some archive treats they’ll celebrate the remarkable story of a press that has defined publishing in Northern Ireland for half a century. This event will explore the vision that has underpinned Blackstaff; the defining moments in its history; how it kept going through the tough years; and what lies ahead for both Blackstaff and publishing in Northern Ireland.

Naturally, they’ll also be talking about some of its most influential books and authors with an all-star line up.
Further information, line up and booking form can be found here.