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).
Read more on our community writing programme Established in 2015, ‘Once Alien Here’ is a cross-community creative writing programme, working with participants from the top 10% of NI’s most deprived urban areas. The programme encourages diverse … Read More
Saturday 21st & Sunday January 2017 The Londonderry Arms Hotel, Carnlough, Co Antrim The John Hewitt Society is offering a weekend residential writing workshop on 21st & 22nd January 2017 in the Londonderry Arms Hotel, … Read More
The John Hewitt Birthday Poetry Reading Alan Gillis, Iggy McGovern & Emma Must *With special guest Frank Ormsby* Wednesday 26 October John Hewitt Bar 8pm 8pm, £8/£7 concession in association with Ulster Bank Belfast … Read More
Short stories by women writers from the North of Ireland Friday 21st October 2016 Old Town Hall, Banbridge £5 in association with Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council Autumn Arts To book contact Armagh … Read More
JHS Bookish Pub Quiz – In association with Belfast City Council’s Positive Ageing Month The second annual Hewitt bookish quiz returns, hosted by the irrepressible Bill Jeffrey. Trivia, conundrums, opening lines, and a few other treats … Read More
Simon’s passion for the natural world is well known to television viewers worldwide through his work as a presenter and award-winning cameraman. He has been instrumental in some of the best known award-winning natural history … Read More
National Poetry Day with Armagh City Chapter: Iggy McGovern & Kate Newmann Among Kate’s awards are the Allingham Poetry Prize, the Swansea Roundyhouse Poetry Competition and the Listowel Poetry Prize in 2009, and she has … Read More