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July 2017

Official Opening

24th July @ 10:45 am - 11:15 am BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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The official opening of The John Hewitt International Summer School.

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Helena Kennedy QC – Summer School Opening Address

24th 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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Helena Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws, QC, FRSA, 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. A highly regarded barrister and human rights and civil liberties campaigner, she has also been a TV presenter, an author and founded the Helena Kennedy Foundation which provides bursaries to help the most disadvantaged in society move into Higher Education.

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A Reading with Novelist Bernard MacLaverty

24th 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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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). After living for a time in Edinburgh and the Isle of Islay he now lives in Glasgow. He is a member of Aosdana in Ireland. He has published…

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Creative writing workshop with Mary O’Donnell: Fiction

24th July @ 2:45 pm - 26th July @ 5:15 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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Creative Writing Workshops at the John Hewitt International Summer School Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th July 2017 2.45pm £50 for three-day workshop course Duration: 90 minutes each Develop your writing skills under the direction of one of our eight tutors who are all experienced facilitators and published authors. Each workshop runs over three days, and each intensive session lasts for 90 minutes. Spaces are limited – advance booking is essential. Mary O’Donnell: Fiction Mary O’Donnell is an award-winning…

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Creative writing workshop with Nessa O’Mahony: Getting Started

24th July @ 2:45 pm - 26th July @ 5:15 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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Creative Writing Workshops at the John Hewitt International Summer School Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th July 2017 2.45pm £50 for three-day workshop course Duration: 90 minutes each Develop your writing skills under the direction of one of our eight tutors who are all experienced facilitators and published authors. Each workshop runs over three days, and each intensive session lasts for 90 minutes. Spaces are limited – advance booking is essential. Nessa O'Mahony: Getting Started This workshop will not…

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Creative writing workshop with Katie Donovan: Poetry

24th July @ 2:45 pm - 26th July @ 5:15 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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Creative Writing Workshops at the John Hewitt International Summer School Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th July 2017 2.45pm £50 for three-day workshop course Duration: 90 minutes each Develop your writing skills under the direction of one of our eight tutors who are all experienced facilitators and published authors. Each workshop runs over three days, and each intensive session lasts for 90 minutes. Spaces are limited – advance booking is essential. Katie Donovan: Poetry Katie was winner of 2017…

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Creative writing workshop with Siobhán Campbell: Poetry

24th July @ 2:45 pm - 26th July @ 5:15 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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Creative Writing Workshops at the John Hewitt International Summer School Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th July 2017 2.45pm £50 for three-day workshop course Duration: 90 minutes each Develop your writing skills under the direction of one of our eight tutors who are all experienced facilitators and published authors. Each workshop runs over three days, and each intensive session lasts for 90 minutes. Spaces are limited – advance booking is essential. Siobhán Campbell: Poetry Siobhán Campbell is an award-winning…

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Creative writing workshop with Emily DeDakis: Radio Drama

24th July @ 2:45 pm - 26th July @ 5:15 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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Creative Writing Workshops at the John Hewitt International Summer School Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th July 2017 2.45pm £50 for three-day workshop course Duration: 90 minutes each Develop your writing skills under the direction of one of our eight tutors who are all experienced facilitators and published authors. Each workshop runs over three days, and each intensive session lasts for 90 minutes. Spaces are limited – advance booking is essential. Emily DeDakis: Radio Drama Emily DeDakis has taught…

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Creative writing workshop with Jan Carson: Short Stories

24th July @ 2:45 pm - 26th July @ 5:15 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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Creative Writing Workshops at the John Hewitt International Summer School Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th July 2017 2.45pm £50 for three-day workshop course Duration: 90 minutes each Develop your writing skills under the direction of one of our eight tutors who are all experienced facilitators and published authors. Each workshop runs over three days, and each intensive session lasts for 90 minutes. Spaces are limited – advance booking is essential. Jan Carson: Short Stories A writer and arts…

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Creative writing workshop with Maureen Boyle: Creative Reading

24th July @ 2:45 pm - 26th July @ 5:15 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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Creative Writing Workshops at the John Hewitt International Summer School Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th July 2017 2.45pm £50 for three-day workshop course Duration: 90 minutes each Develop your writing skills under the direction of one of our eight tutors who are all experienced facilitators and published authors. Each workshop runs over three days, and each intensive session lasts for 90 minutes. Spaces are limited – advance booking is essential. Maureen Boyle: Creative Reading Maureen Boyle is a…

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Creative writing workshop with Brian McGilloway: Crime Fiction

24th July @ 2:45 pm - 26th July @ 5:15 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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Creative Writing Workshops at the John Hewitt International Summer School Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th July 2017 2.45pm £50 for three-day workshop course Duration: 90 minutes each Develop your writing skills under the direction of one of our eight tutors who are all experienced facilitators and published authors. Each workshop runs over three days, and each intensive session lasts for 90 minutes. Spaces are limited – advance booking is essential. Brian McGilloway: Crime Fiction Brian McGilloway is the…

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30 Years On: Where are we now? Panel Discussion

24th 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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With Seamus Mallon, Steve Aiken, Steven Agnew, Naomi Long, & Peter Osborne. Seamus Mallon was the first deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland from 1998 to 2001. He was also the Deputy Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) from 1979 to 2001. Steve Aiken was elected to the Assembly in 2016 to represent South Antrim for the Ulster Unionist Party. He is Party spokesperson on the Economy. Steven Agnew is the leader of the Green Party in…

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In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

24th July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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Poetry Ireland and the John Hewitt Society International Summer School present In Dreams Begin Responsibilities. Read more here: http://johnhewittsociety.org/dreams-begin-responsibilities-summer-school/ A celebration of reconciliation on the island of Ireland over the last 100 years and the approaching 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement. First presented by Poetry Ireland / Éigse Éireann in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin in April 2016 as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, 'In Dreams Begin…

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John Hewitt’s Natural World

25th 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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In this talk Sean Hewitt will explore the politics of landscape in Hewitt’s poetry. Seán Hewitt read English at Girton College, Cambridge, and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Liverpool. In 2014, he was awarded Arts Council England funding for a series of poems, and in 2015 was selected as one of The Poetry Trust's Aldeburgh Eight. He won a Northern Writers' Award in 2016.

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Katie Donovan & Denise Riley

25th 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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Katie Donovan worked for The Irish Times for 13 years as a journalist in the Features Department. She has published five books of poetry, all with Bloodaxe Books. Her most recent, Off-Duty appeared in September 2016. In 2017 she was named as the recipient of the 21st Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry. She has read her work on RTÉ Radio 1 and on BBC. Denise Riley lives in London and is a critically acclaimed writer of both philosophy and poetry.…

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John Boyne

25th 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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From The New York Times bestselling author of The Boy In the Striped Pyjamas, John Boyne’s highly anticipated new novel is The Heart’s Invisible Furies, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man’s life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland. John Boyne is the author of ten novels for adults, five for young readers and a collection of short stories. Perhaps best known for his 2006 multi-award-winning book The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, John’s other novels, notably…

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The Art of Conflict Transformation

25th 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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With Katy Radford, Paula McFetridge, Marguerite Nugent & Oliver Sears The Institute for Conflict Research is a local charity working internationally on research, training and community development programmes addressing the impact and legacy of conflict, identity and social exclusion. Using the arts as a primary methodology, their programmes support participants as they build resilience, recovery and reconciliation. Paula has been Artistic Director of Belfast-based Kabosh Theatre Company since August 2006. She was the recipient of the Belfast Ambassador Award 2014…

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Open University Poetry

25th July @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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The Open University creative writing facilitators and poets Maureen Boyle, Siobhán Campbell and Nessa O'Mahony read from recent and forthcoming poetry collections. Maureen Boyle is a writer and teacher. Her work has appeared in a range of magazines. She has just been awarded the inaugural Ireland Chair of Poetry Travel Bursary and her first collection is due in the autumn, Incunabula (Arlen House Press). Maureen teaches Creative Writing with the Open University and English in St Dominic's Grammar School for…

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Green & Blue

25th 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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Lawrence McKeown’s much-acclaimed play explores the painful and humorous realities faced by individuals who patrolled the border during the height of the conflict. Based on an oral archive of serving RUC and An Garda Síochána officers, collected by Diversity Challenges, this new production fuses theatre and film to look at the person behind the uniform and the different experiences of two individuals on either side of a line in the ground. Directed by Paula McFetridge and performed by James Doran…

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Katy Hayward: The Future of National Borders Across These Island

26th 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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The future of national borders across these islands: A philosophical reflection on 'frictionless borders' Katy Hayward is a political sociologist with a focus on conflict/post-conflict transitions. Her research is actively interdisciplinary, traversing fields of border studies, conflict studies, European studies, and Irish studies. She is well-placed to speak to the implications of Brexit for the island of Ireland, and Northern Ireland in particular. Katy's topic of discussion will be the future of borders on and around the island of Ireland…

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Malika Booker & Luke Kennard

26th 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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Malika Booker is the founder of Malika's Poetry Kitchen, a writer’s collective for beginning and emerging poets. She has an MA in Creative and Life Writing from Goldsmiths University. Her pamphlet Breadfruit (flippedeye, 2007) was recommended by the Poetry Society and her poetry collection Pepper Seed (Peepal Tree Press, 2013) was longlisted for the OCM Bocas 2014 prize & shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry prize 2014. Luke Kennard is a poet, critic and novelist, publishing on prose…

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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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The Garlic Wall – Dominique Jan Searle

28th July @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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The border between Spain and Gibraltar closed between 1969 and 1985. Used as a device to pressure Gibraltarians the border continues to be a key factor in the life of the Rock and its hinterland. This lecture will look at the human and political factors of the dispute with Spain and how the future management of the frontier is critical for more than the 32,000 strong population. Dominique Searle is Chief Minister’s Special Representative (HM Government of Gibraltar), based between…

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Jean Bleakney & Lorna Shaughnessy

28th July @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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Jean Bleakney’s first collection of poems, The Ripple Tank Experiment, was published in 1999, followed by The Poet’s Ivy (2003) and Ions (2011). Her poems have appeared in various magazines including Poetry Ireland Review, The Rialto, Metre, TLS and The Yellow Nib. Jean's poetry is also featured as set text on the GCE A Level English syllabus in Northern Ireland. Lorna Shaughnessy was born in Belfast and lives in County Galway. She lectures in the Department of Spanish, NUI Galway.…

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Tessa Hadley

28th 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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Tessa Hadley is the author of six highly praised novels, including Accidents in the Home, which was longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, and Everything Will Be All Right, and two collections of short stories. Her latest novel, The Past, (2016), was awarded the Hawthornden Prize and the Windham–Campbell Literature Prize. Her stories appear regularly in The New Yorker, Granta and other magazines. Tessa reviews for the Guardian and the London Review of Books, and is Professor of Creative…

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Michael Harding & Shane Connaughton

28th 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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Michael Harding has received numerous awards for his work in theatre, fiction and memoir and has been writer-in-residence in numerous institutions, including Trinity College and the Abbey Theatre. His Chronicle of the Midlands (2006-2016), a personal meta-fiction, has appeared as a weekly column in the Irish Times for almost a decade. Most recently he has authored three volumes of memoir, Staring at Lakes, Hanging with the Elephant, and Talking to Strangers. Shane Connaughton is an acclaimed novelist, screenwriter and actor.…

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Creative Writing Showcase

28th July @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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Always a highlight of the week, our annual showcase provides an opportunity for some of those attending the Summer School’s creative writing workshops to read their new work for you. Followed by The Lord Mayor’s Reception

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The Rule of the Land

28th July @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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The Rule of the Land: Walking Ireland's Border by Garrett Carr is the story of Ireland’s frontier and a portrait of its landscape and people. It was adapted for broadcast on BBC Radio 4 earlier this year and read by John Paul Connolly. Connolly will once again take on Carr's work in this reading, although this time joined by the author. The reading surveys some of the border's turbulent history, changing the way we look at nationhood, land and power.…

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Mark Doty & Liz Lochhead

28th 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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A not-to-be-missed double bill of poetry with an awardwinning American poet and one of the UK’s most popular writers. Since the publication of his first collection, Turtle, Swan, in 1987, Mark Doty has been recognized as one of the most accomplished poets in America. Hailed for his elegant, intelligent verse, he is the highly acclaimed author of nine books of poetry, including Deep Lane (April 2015), Fire to Fire: New and Selected Poems, which won the 2008 National Book Award,…

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Editing Your Manuscript

29th July @ 9:45 am - 12:15 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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Following the success of her workshop in 2016, editor Helen Wright returns to the Summer School to discuss how to (and how not to) best present your work to a potential publisher. Helen has worked in publishing for almost seventeen years in editorial roles with publishing houses Harper Collins and Ebury Press. Helen is currently senior editor at Blackstaff Press.

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Luring Readers to your Best Ideas with Manchán Magan

29th July @ 9:45 am - 12:15 pm BST
The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, Market Street
Armagh, BT61 7BW United Kingdom
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The key task for any writer is to engage readers, whether it is a memoir, a blog, travel writing, feature article or novel. Manchán Magan passionately believes in travel writing as the perfect combination of adventure story, memoir, history, geography and social comedy. This workshop focuses on how to craft informative and entertaining prose to lure a publisher/commissioning editor and to woo readers. Participants will learn about good storytelling and about writing from the heart to create gripping narrative with…

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Patrick Magee Blue Plaque Unveiling

29th July @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm BST
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The Ulster History Circle will unveil a Blue Plaque in honour of the celebrated Armagh-born stage and screen actor, Patrick Magee (1922 - 1982) at the house of his birth, No 2 Edward Street, as part of the John Hewitt International Summer School, Saturday 29th July at 12pm. Refreshments and tributes will follow at The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Market Street, Armagh BT61 7BW. Patrick Magee was a Tony Award winning Northern Irish actor best known for his…

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