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Sasha Dugdale, Vona Groarke & Stephen Sexton

25th October @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm BST

JOHN HEWITT BIRTHDAY READING with Sasha Dugdale, Vona Groarke & Stephen Sexton £8/£7 concession The John Hewitt Society presents three award-winning poets in the annual reading to mark the birth date of John Hewitt, the celebrated Belfast-born poet, in the pub named after him. Sasha Dugdale is a poet, translator and editor who has published three collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Red House (Carcanet, 2011). Her long poem Joy won the Forward Prize for Best Single…

Inventing the Myth: John Hewitt and Protestant Identity

15th November @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm BST

Dr Connal Parr - Inventing the Myth: John Hewitt and Protestant Identity. ***Tickets are free but please email hello@johnhewittsociety.org to reserve a place*** To celebrate its 30th Anniversary, The John Hewitt Society is hosting a series of talks chaired by Sir George Bain, which review how society has changed in that time and considers what further changes are needed. Dr Connal Parr's most recent publication, 'Inventing the Myth: Political Passions and the Ulster Protestant Imagination' approaches Ulster Protestantism through its…

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Once alien here my fathers built their house, claimed, drained, and gave the land the shapes of use

Once Alien Here by John Hewitt