The John Hewitt Society promotes literature, arts, and culture inspired by the ideals and ideas of the poet John Hewitt.
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The first of the anniversary talks will take place in the Canada Room, Queens University from 10.30am to 12 Noon on Wednesday 26th April 2017. Professor Marianne Elliott will speak on the topic “Sectarianism - The Ghost of the Peace Process.”
Helena Kennedy is one of Britain's most distinguished lawyers. She has spent her professional life giving voice to those who have least power within the system, championing civil liberties and promoting human rights.
Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast (14.9.42) and lived there until 1975 when he moved to Scotland with his wife, Madeline, and four children. He has been a Medical Laboratory Technician, a mature student, a teacher of English and occasionally a Writer-in-Residence (Universities of Aberdeen, Augsburg, Liverpool John Moore’s and Iowa State).
Once alien here my fathers built their house, claimed, drained, and gave the land the shapes of use
Once Alien Here by John Hewitt