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THE JOHN HEWITT SOCIETY PROMOTES LITERATURE, ARTS, AND CULTURE INSPIRED BY THE IDEALS AND IDEAS OF THE POET JOHN HEWITT.

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john hewitt's birthday poetry reading

Featuring T.S. Eliot Prize Winners Roger Robinson & Sinéad Morrissey
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Poetry Clips

An Archive Of John Hewitt Society Contributors

October 26, 2020
David Wheatley

David Wheatley (Ireland / Scotland) read at the 2018 John Hewitt International Summer School, alongside Ailbhe Darcy.  David was born in Dublin where he studied at Trinity College and edited the student poetry journal “Icarus.” With Justin Quinn he also edited the highly influential poetry journey, “Metre”.  Previously at the University of Hull, he is currently Reader […]

September 28, 2020
Gail McConnell

Gail McConnell (Ireland) read alongside Noel Monaghan for an event organised by the John Hewitt Society and City Chapters (Armagh) to celebrate 2019 National Poetry Day. Gail lives in Belfast and is a Senior Lecturer in English at Queen’s University Belfast where she is also the convenor of the MA in Poetry: Creativity and Criticism […]

November 9, 2020
Noel Monahan

Noel Monahan (Ireland) read alongside Gail McConnell for an event organised by the John Hewitt Society and City Chapters (Armagh) to celebrate 2019 National Poetry Day. Noel was born in Granard, Co. Longford. He has won The SeaCat National Poetry Award, The RTE P.J. O’Connor Award for drama, The ASTI Achievements Award, The Hiberno-English Poetry Award […]

September 21, 2020
Sarah Clancy

Sarah Clancy (Ireland), read the 2019 John Hewitt Society International Summer School in Armagh, alongside Kerry Hardie.  Sarah Clancy lives in Galway with her partner Anne. She has been placed or shortlisted in several of Ireland’s most prestigious written poetry competitions including The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize, The Patrick Kavanagh Award and The Listowel Collection of […]

June 22, 2020
Grace Wells

Grace Wells (England/Ireland) read for the 2016 John Hewitt International Summer School, alongside Rita Ann Higgins  Grace grew up in central London and worked in the film and television industry. Her first book, Gyrfalcon (2002), a novel for children, won the Eilis Dillon Best Newcomer Bisto Award and was an International White Ravens’ Choice. Other publications for children […]

July 20, 2020
Maria McManus

Maria McManus (Ireland) has read twice at the John Hewitt Summer School, once in 2009 as part of a Lagan Press Showcase, and in 2018 with Ruth Carr. At The Hewitt’s Hillsborough Festival of Literature and Ideas (2019), Maria took part in “Sky, you are too big...” with poets Viviana Fiorentino & Nandi Jola, to […]

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