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July 2017

Jan Carson

26th July @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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Jan Carson’s debut novel, Malcolm Orange Disappears was published by Liberties Press in 2014, followed by a short story collection, Children’s Children in 2016. A flash fiction pamphlet, Postcard Stories, was published with The Emma Press in May 2017. Her stories have appeared in journals such as Storm Cellar, Banshee and The Honest Ulsterman. In 2014 she received an Arts Council of Northern Ireland Artist’s Career Enhancement Bursary. She was shortlisted for the Sean O’Faolain short story prize in 2016…

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Remembering John Hewitt

26th July @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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John Hewitt is remembered as the 'father figure' and prophetic precursor of the current generation of Ulster poets. 30 years after the death of the poet, writer and art critic, friends and contemporaries reflect on the man they knew and Hewitt’s legacy on culture, arts and heritage in Ireland. Broadcaster and former Head of RTE Radio, Adrian Moynes, will introduce a short reading of a script of a John Hewitt interview with David Hammond. The panel with include poet, Frank…

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Frankie Gavin & De Dannan

26th July @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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Founded by one of the most celebrated Irish fiddle players of all time, Frankie Gavin and De Dannan bring something different and unique to their audiences. The band’s repertoire includes their trademark sets of lively, sometimes furious jigs and reels – but their choice of material, arrangements and playing style combine to set traditional Irish music in a wider musical and cultural context. This 21st century line-up infuses the band’s inherited music with a bewildering range of influences – from…

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Dr Caroline Magennis: Unsettling Intimacy

27th July @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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Caroline Magennis is a Lecturer in 20th & 21st Century Literature at the University of Salford. She has held research and teaching positions at University College Dublin , University of Limerick and Queen's University Belfast where she gained her PhD in 2007. She has published widely on theoretical approaches to Contemporary Northern Irish Literature and Culture and is currently organising an international conference on the cultural legacy of the Good Friday Agreement, to be held in Manchester in April 2018.

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Dedalus Press Poetry Reading

27th July @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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Pat Boran is an editor and broadcaster. He has held a number of posts as Writer-in-Residence and has published five full-length collections of poetry. With Eugene O’Connell, he is co-editor of The Deep Heart’s Core: Irish Poets Revisit a Touchstone Poem. Enda Coyle-Greene has published widely and is a frequent contributor to programmes on RTE Radio. Her debut collection, Snow Negatives (2007) won the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 2006. Her most recent collection is Map of the Last (2013).…

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Lisa McInerney

27th July @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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Formerly an award-winning blogger, Lisa McInerney’s work has featured in Winter Papers, The Stinging Fly, Granta and BBC Radio 4 and in the anthologies The Long Gaze Back (New Island), Beyond The Centre (New Island) and Town and Country (Faber). Her debut novel The Glorious Heresies (John Murray) won the 2016 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize. It was shortlisted for an Irish Book Award, longlisted for the 2016 Dylan Thomas Award, and named as…

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Mark Doty Masterclass: 2017 Hewitt Summer School

27th July @ 2:45 pm - 5:45 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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This Masterclass takes place during the 30th John Hewitt International Summer School, in Armagh. Mark Doty is one of the leading poets of his generation and this is a fantastic opportunity for writers to benefit from his insights into the creative process. Places are strictly limited. To be considered for the Masterclass, please send three poems that you feel best represent your current artistic practice. Poems should be emailed to projects@johnhewittsociety.org by 5pm on Friday 23rd June. Further submission guidelines…

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JB Vallely In Conversation With Eamonn Mallie

27th July @ 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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Born in Armagh, J.B. Vallely is one of Ireland's foremost painters. With over forty solo exhibitions spanning his career to date, paintings of JB Vallely appear in the collection of galleries and universities in over thirteen countries. A keen musician, he founded the Armagh PipersClub in 1966 and is today heavily involved with Armagh Athletics Club. J.B. will be in conversation with well-known author, broadcaster, journalist, and editor Eamonn Mallie, who has always had a passionate interest in the visual…

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Two Angry Men Screening & Discussion

27th July @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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Toto Ellis, film maker and son of the legendary Ulster actor, James Ellis, has won acclaim for his recent short film, 'Two Angry Men', which portrays the battle of his father and playwright, Sam Thompson to stage the groundbreaking play Over The Bridge in the face of censorship in 1950s Belfast. Following a screening of the film which stars Adrian Dunbar and Conleth Hill, Toto Ellis will take part in a discussion on ‘Two Angry Men’ and on events surrounding…

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A Time to Speak

27th July @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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Born in 1917, Helen Lewis was forced to live in a Jewish ghetto in her native Czechoslovakia before being deported to Auschwitz during the Second World War. She managed to survive the horrors of the camp, and after the war she came to Belfast where she started a new life. A noted dancer and choreographer, she taught and inspired many dancers in her adopted city. Helen told her remarkable story in a memoir, A Time To Speak, before her death…

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