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What to do with an idea?
Jul
27
9:45 AM09:45

What to do with an idea?

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So you have a great idea for something but you don’t know what to do with to? That’s what this workshop is all about! A practical workshop that looks at what you can do with your great idea. What genre will it best fit in, be that a book, play or film? How can you take an idea and move it on towards its next stage?

This general workshop is an introduction into developing concepts and moving them forward in a creative process. It will focus primarily on refining a bright sparks into great ideas, and finding out more on how best to develop them.

This workshop is developed by Accidental Theatre for The John Hewitt International Summer School. Accidental Theatre is a fringe theatre in Belfast's Shaftesbury Square & creates projects as an independent company. They work with playwrights, actors, filmmakers, DJs, choreographers, musicians, poets, painters, technicians and curators to craft plays for Ireland and the world stage.

Please note this workshop is not included in a bursary and should be booked separately.

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The Power of the Pen with Cat Hogan
Jul
27
9:45 AM09:45

The Power of the Pen with Cat Hogan

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Join seasoned facilitator Cat Hogan for a creative writing session focused on creativity and mental health. During the morning, you will explore the benefit of Bibliotherapy – creative arts therapies with the purpose of healing – and the therapeutic value of writing. Imagination, self-awareness, empathy and conflict resolution will be some of the themes explored through fiction, free writing, literature and poetry.

Cat Hogan is an Irish novelist and screenwriter based in Co. Wexford. She has published two fiction novels, They All Fall Down (2016) and the Bord Gais Energy nominated Crime Fiction of the Year Novel, There Was A Crooked Man (2017). Cat lectures in Adult Literacy and Further Education and teaches Creative Writing for Positive Mental Health in secondary schools.

*The facilitator of this course will explore the therapeutic benefits of creativity and writing from the perspective of a professional writer. She is not a mental health professional.

Please note this workshop is not included in a bursary and should be booked separately.

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Karan Casey Band
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

Karan Casey Band

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Karan Casey has long been recognised as one of the most innovative, provocative and imitated voices in Irish traditional and folk music. Singing songs charged with a sense of social responsibility in a career spanning over 25 years, Karan has released 7 solo albums and numerous contributions to other artists' projects. No stranger to Armagh audiences, she has toured extensively throughout North America, Europe and Japan, performing with her own band as well as collaborating with such diverse musicians as James Taylor, Boston Pops Orchestra, The Chieftains, Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, Solas and Lúnasa.

Karan will be joined for this concert by Niamh Dunne (fiddle) and and Sean Óg Graham (guitar) from Beoga (noted for their collaborations with Ed Sheeran).

“Casey’s voice is among the loveliest in folk music and she’s a wonderful interpreter of both contemporary and traditional material.” Boston Globe

"The most soulful singer to emerge in Irish traditional music in the past decade." The Glasgow Herald

“Karan Casey has no vocal peer.” Irish Echo

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Mick Herron & Jo Spain in Conversation with Stuart Neville
Jul
26
2:45 PM14:45

Mick Herron & Jo Spain in Conversation with Stuart Neville

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Mick Herron's first Jackson Lamb novel, Slow Horses, was shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger and picked as one of the best twenty spy novels of all time by the Daily Telegraph. The multi-award-winning author of the acclaimed Jackson Lamb series of thrillers will be talking about the brilliant new novel, Joe Country, the sixth in his witty and thrilling Slough House spy series,

Jo Spain is a best-selling Dublin author and co-creator of RTÉ’s hit thriller series, Taken Down. Her first novel, With our Blessing, was named as an Irish Times crime fiction book of the year and three more novels in the DI Tom Reynolds series followed, to further critical acclaim. Her standalone thriller, The Confession (January 2018), became a number one bestseller and a new standalone, Dirty Little Secrets, has just been published. Mick and Jo will be in conversation with Armagh crime novelist and screenwriter, Stuart Neville. Stuart has won many international awards for his novels in the Jack Lennon and DCI Serena Flanagan series. Writing as Haylen Beck, his recent highly acclaimed novels are set in the US and are inspired by his love of American crime writing.

 “Mick Herron is the John le Carré of our generation” Val McDermid

"Absolutely my comfort reading" Ann Cleeves on Jo Spain

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Jo Baker in conversation with Dr. Tess Maginess
Jul
26
1:30 PM13:30

Jo Baker in conversation with Dr. Tess Maginess

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Jo Baker is the celebrated author of five novels including the critically acclaimed and bestselling Longbourn, which is due for release as a feature film in 2020, and A Country Road, A Tree. Her new book, The Body Lies, is a thrilling suspense novel that grapples with how to live as a woman in the modern world - or in a book - when the stakes are dangerously high.

“A novelist with a gift for intimate and atmospheric storytelling.” - Financial Times

“Beautiful words wrapped around brutal truths - The Body Lies is a novel for now. An outstanding story.” - Clare Mackintosh

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Sarah Clancy & Kerrie Hardie
Jul
26
11:15 AM11:15

Sarah Clancy & Kerrie Hardie

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Kerry Hardie’s most recent poetry collection The Zebra Stood in The Night, (Bloodaxe Books UK), was shortlisted for the Irish Times/Poetry Now Award. She has published six previous collections with the Gallery Press, and her Selected Poems appeared in 2011 from the Gallery Press and Bloodaxe Books. A radio play, To Find a Heathen Place and Sound a Bell, was broadcast by RTE in 2015. Another collection, Where Now Begins is forthcoming from Bloodaxe Books.

Sarah Clancy is the author of three collections of poetry, including The Truth and Other Stories (Salmon Poetry, 2014), and Stacey and the Mechanical Bull (Lapwing Press, Belfast, 2011). She has been placed or shortlisted in several of Ireland’s well-known poetry competitions; as a performance poet Sarah has won the Cuirt International Festival of Literature Grand Slam Championship and was runner up in the All- Ireland Grand Slam Championship. She has another collection due out this year from Salmon Poetry.

Supported by Poetry Ireland

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The Problem Child Nobody Wants: The Irish Border 1919-2019
Jul
26
9:45 AM09:45

The Problem Child Nobody Wants: The Irish Border 1919-2019

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Diarmaid Ferriter is Professor of Modern Irish History at UCD. His books include The Transformation of Ireland 1900-2000 (2004), Occasions of Sin: Sex and Society in Modern Ireland (2009), Ambiguous Republic: Ireland in the 1970s (2012), A Nation and not a Rabble: The Irish Revolution 1913-23 (2015), On The Edge: Ireland’s Offshore Islands, A Modern History (2018) and The Border: The Legacy of a Century of Anglo-Irish History (2019). He is a regular broadcaster on television and radio and a weekly columnist with the Irish Times.

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Gala Poetry Reading with Billy Collins & Kathryn Maris
Jul
25
8:00 PM20:00

Gala Poetry Reading with Billy Collins & Kathryn Maris

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Billy Collins, twice US Poet Laureate and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and famously described as ‘the most popular poet in America’ by the New York Times, explores complicated contemporary lives and thoughts in engaging, humorous, often quirky poems. He has published over a dozen poetry collections including The Rain in Portugal (Random House, 2016). Billy Collins won many new admirers when he appeared at JHISS, with Seamus Heaney, in 2008.

Kathryn Maris, an American poet based in London, and author of three poetry collections, has been praised by the Times Literary Supplement for her ‘Deadpan humour and cool dissection of domestic dysfunction in poetry that is playful, obsessive, irreverent’. A selection of her work appears in Penguin Modern Poets 5 and her third collection is The House With Only An Attic And A Basement (Penguin, 2018). 

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Still Worlds Turning Book Launch | No Alibis Press
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

Still Worlds Turning Book Launch | No Alibis Press

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Join No Alibis Press to celebrate the launch of Still Worlds Turning, a collection of twenty original stories by celebrated and emerging writers from the UK, Ireland and beyond. Three contributing authors will read from and discuss their work, chaired by June Caldwell.

June Caldwell’s short story collection Room Little Darker was published in 2017 by New Island Books and by Head of Zeus in 2018. Her debut novel Little Town Moone is forthcoming from John Murray.

Gerard McKeown’s work has been featured in The Moth, 3:AM, and Litro, among others. In 2017 he was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize, and in 2018 he was longlisted for the Irish Book Awards’ Short Story of the Year.

Joanna Walsh is the author of seven books including the digital work, seed-story.com. Her latest book, Break.up, was published by Semiotext(e) and Tuskar Rock in 2018. Her work has appeared in The Dalkey Archive’s Best European Fiction, Granta Magazine, gorse, The Stinging Fly, The Guardian, The New Statesman, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.

Eley Williams’ Attrib. and other stories (Influx Press, 2017) was awarded the Republic of Consciousness Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize 2018. With stories anthologised in The Penguin Book of the Contemporary British Short Story (Penguin Classics, 2018) and Liberating the Canon (Dostoevsky Wannabe, 2018), she is a Fellow of the MacDowell Colony and the Royal Society of Literature.

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Kevin Barry in conversation with Jan Carson
Jul
25
1:30 PM13:30

Kevin Barry in conversation with Jan Carson

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Kevin Barry’s debut novel, City of Bohane, won the IMPAC award as well as the EU Prize for Literature, and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award; his second novel, Beatlebone, won the Goldsmiths Prize. He earned much acclaim for his collections of short stories, There Are Little Kingdoms and Dark Lies the Island.

Kevin will be in conversation with novelist Jan Carson, critically acclaimed author of The Fire Starters, about his darkly comic new novel, Night Boat to Tangier, selected as One To Watch for 2019 by both the Guardian and New Statesman

“Barry blends glorious voluptuous prose with entrancing storytelling” Tessa Hadley

‘If prose were gold and diamonds there’d be thousands of hell-bent prospectors heading for the Black Hills of Kevin Barry’s glistening, sparkling novel’ - Sebastian Barry

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Billy Ramsell and Tamar Yoseloff
Jul
25
11:15 AM11:15

Billy Ramsell and Tamar Yoseloff

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Billy Ramsell has published two collections with Dedalus Press, Complicated Pleasures in 2007 and The Architect’s Dream of Winter in 2013, which was shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and was recently published in Italian translation. He was awarded the Chair of Ireland Bursary for 2013 and the Poetry Ireland Residency Bursary for 2015. He lives in Cork where he co-runs an educational publishing company.

Tamar Yoseloff’s fifth collection, A Formula for Night: New and Selected Poems, was published by Seren in 2015. She is also the author of Formerly, a chapbook incorporating photographs by Vici MacDonald (Hercules Editions, 2012) shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award; two collaborative editions with the artist Linda Karshan; and a book with the artist Charlotte Harker. Her sixth collection, The Black Place, is due from Seren in November 2019.

Supported by Poetry Ireland

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NI Century of Women
Jul
25
9:45 AM09:45

NI Century of Women

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2018 saw the launch of a website which highlights more than 60 women who shaped Northern Ireland in the 20th century. Leading academics Dr Myrtle Hill, Dr Margaret Ward and Lynda Walker have compiled acenturyofwomen.com which includes biographies, photos and videos of women who contributed to the cultural, economic and political life from the 1900s to the 1990s. Many of the women profiled were involved in politics in Northern Ireland and beyond. They range from former Irish President Mary McAleese, to Baroness May Blood, Professor Monica McWilliams, and Bernadette Devlin. Dr Myrtle Hill will talk about the research involved and how the site was developed in response to the invisibility of women across historical narratives.

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The Wonders of the Wake with Kevin Toolis
Jul
24
8:00 PM20:00

The Wonders of the Wake with Kevin Toolis

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The Wonders of the Wake is a unique celebration of one of the oldest rites of humanity, the Irish Wake: in song, music, bardic poetry and story-telling. From the ancient Neolithic graves on Achill Island on the Atlantic seaboard, to the plains of Troy and Homer’s Iliad, to yesterday’s funeral, the Irish Wake still teaches us all how to live, love and die. The Wonders of the Wake in keening, music, song and word celebrates the craic, the joy, the prumsái, and the haunting lament of a traditional Irish Wake.

Wonders of the Wake is based on acclaimed writer Kevin Toolis’ bestselling book My Father’s Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die and is an artistic collaboration with the beloved Monaghan-born Irish singer Mags Gallen and Mayo harpist Fred Hatton.

Mags Gallen is an actress and sings, plays piano and fiddle with the Irish Trad band Arcanadh and has widely toured in America and Europe. She lives in Westport, Co Mayo.

Freda Hatton Freda is originally from Athlone, Co. Westmeath, and is a graduate of Music and Irish from University College Cork. She won the Senior All-Ireland Harp Competitions at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann and at the O’Carolan Harp Festival in Keadue.  She has toured extensively all over the world.

Kevin Toolis is a film maker, a writer, a bardic poet and former war correspondent who reported on wars, famines and plagues across the world. Kevin shares his time between London and  the same oceanside village on Achill Island where his family have lived for the last 250 years.

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Reporting the Troubles
Jul
24
6:30 PM18:30

Reporting the Troubles

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In Reporting the Troubles (Blackstaff, 2018) over 65 renowned journalists, including Kate Adie, Bill Neely, Gloria Hunniford and Martin Bell, tell their own compelling stories of working in Northern Ireland during the Troubles. A landmark book – a history of the Troubles told by the journalists who were on the ground from the beginning and including many of the biggest names in journalism from the last fifty years.

Editor Ivan Little will be joined by journalist Susan McKay.

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Billy Collins: Poetry Masterclass
Jul
24
2:45 PM14:45

Billy Collins: Poetry Masterclass

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'The most popular poet in America', according to the New York Times, Billy Collins, born in New York City, has been awarded major prizes, fellowships & distinguished professorships by a number of universities as well as having served two terms as US Poet Laureate. The Rain in Portugal (Random House, 2016) continues to enjoy the popularity and sales success of his previous 14 collections of poetry, all of which have met with increasing critical acclaim.

This event presents an exciting opportunity to work closely with the prize-winning poet.

 Submissions:

  • 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 21st June.

  • The subject of the email should read: COLLINS MASTERCLASS.

  • Do not include the poems in the body of the email. Instead, include the poems in a Word or PDF attachment. 

  • Applications will be anonymised: do not include your name anywhere on the attached submission. Biographical information or publication history is not required.

  • Applicants will be selected purely on the merits and potential of the poems they submit, demonstrating clear engagement with contemporary poetic practice.

  • ESSENTIAL: indicate within the Word or PDF document which one of the three poems you would like to be considered for the workshop. Billy Collins will receive this poem in advance and only this poem can be presented in the workshop.

  • Applicants will be notified by Friday 28th June as to the success of their submission.

  • Masterclass admission fee: £30

  • Confirmation of attendance will be required by Wednesday 3rd July.

  • Reserve candidates will be notified after this date if places become available.

  • Maximum of 12 participants.

 * Please note that due to limited places available the masterclass is not included in the Weekly Ticket or Bursary.

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Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi in conversation with Maureen Boyle
Jul
24
1:30 PM13:30

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi in conversation with Maureen Boyle

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Admission: £8 | BOOK HERE

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi is a Ugandan novelist and short story writer. Her first novel, Kintu, won the Kwani Manuscript Project 2013 and was published by Oneworld in 2018. She was awarded the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for her story Let's Tell This Story Properly. Jennifer was a recipient of the prestigious Windham-Campbell Literature Prize in 2018 and her first full story collection, Manchester Happened, has just been published. Jennifer will be in conversation with Maureen Boyle, prizewinning poet, memoirist and teacher.

Kintu “seethes with energy and teems with memorable characters.” - Sunday Times Books of the Year

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Fiona Benson & Mary Jean Chan
Jul
24
11:15 AM11:15

Fiona Benson & Mary Jean Chan

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Fiona Benson lives in rural Devon with her husband James Meredith and their daughters, Isla and Rose. Her pamphlet was Faber New Poets 1 in the Faber New Poets series, and her full-length collection Bright Travellers (Jonathan Cape, 2014), received the Seamus Heaney Prize for first collection and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Her second book is Vertigo & Ghost (Cape, 2019)

Mary Jean Chan is a poet, editor and academic from Hong Kong. She was shortlisted for the 2017 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem and came second in the 2017 National Poetry Competition. Her debut pamphlet, A Hurry of English, was selected as the 2018 Poetry Book Society Summer Pamphlet Choice. Her debut poetry collection Flèche is forthcoming from Faber & Faber in July 2019.

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The Contribution of Multilingualism in a Global Society with Dr Thomas H. Bak
Jul
24
9:45 AM09:45

The Contribution of Multilingualism in a Global Society with Dr Thomas H. Bak

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How to encourage people to develop the necessary sensitivity towards the cultural and linguistic needs of their fellow citizens? 

Dr Thomas H. Bak is a Polish born cognitive neuroscientist whose work at the University of Edinburgh centres on the impact of bilingualism on cognitive functions. His research shows that the benefits of bilingualism are not confined to those who learned a second language early in their childhood. A talk not just of interest to those working with more than one language, such as the Irish language in Ireland, and translating to and from other languages, but also contributing to wider conversations about how to prepare people with the language skills they need for a multilingual society.

Introduced by Réamonn Ó Ciaráin of Gael Linn.

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Flash Fiction Armagh
Jul
23
9:30 PM21:30

Flash Fiction Armagh

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Byddi Lee and Réamonn Ó Ciaráin will be Masters of Ceremonies at this curated event featuring Flash Fiction writers reading their work to an audience and allowing them to experience immediate audience reaction to their work. The aim is to entertain and offer the opportunity for writers to build community both locally and further afield. Writers, readers and listeners welcome! The Bramley – An Anthology of Flash Fiction Armagh, Volume 1 was published earlier this year.

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To Hell in A Handbag: The Secret Lives of Canon Chasuble and Miss Prism
Jul
23
8:00 PM20:00

To Hell in A Handbag: The Secret Lives of Canon Chasuble and Miss Prism

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Written & Performed by Helen Norton & Jonathan White

While others are preoccupied with cucumber sandwiches and railway cloakrooms, two minor characters from Oscar Wilde’s comic masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest are up to their necks in something else. A country rector and a governess, models of Victorian propriety in public. But in private? This is the play behind the play: a tale of blackmail, embezzlement and false identity. A subversively funny new take on an Irish theatrical classic. To Hell in a Handbag comes to JHISS in Armagh after a highly successful Edinburgh Fringe run and English tour in 2018.

“To Hell in a Handbag is a delight – beautifully written and acted with exquisite comic timing.”  The Mail On Sunday

“Wickedly, side-splittingly funny …a joyous romp not to be missed”– Sunday Independent

 Double Bill Ticket offer: £22 for both plays on 22 & 23 July when booked at the same time. Contact The Market Place Box Office for details.

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Robert Ballagh in conversation with J.B. Vallely
Jul
23
6:30 PM18:30

Robert Ballagh in conversation with J.B. Vallely

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Dublin born artist, painter and designer Robert Ballagh’s series of realistic portraits of writers, politicians and fellow artists – including Brian Friel. Samuel Beckett, Seamus Heaney and Fidel Castro – have won him lasting fame.

His painting career began in 1966 and three years later he represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale. A full-scale retrospective of his work was held at the RHA Gallery, Dublin in 2006, as well as solo shows abroad in Sweden, Russia, Bulgaria and Poland. He published his autobiography A Reluctant Memoir in 2018.

Robert will be in conversation with another of Ireland’s best-known artists, J.B. Vallely.

"One of Ireland’s most versatile artists."  Irish Times

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Ann Cleeves in conversation with Brian McGilloway
Jul
23
1:30 PM13:30

Ann Cleeves in conversation with Brian McGilloway

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Ann Cleeves is the author behind ITV's Vera and BBC One's Shetland. She has written over twenty-five novels which have sold over five million copies worldwide. She is the creator of detectives Vera Stanhope and Jimmy Perez: both the Vera Stanhope and Shetland series of novels have become major TV adaptations, starring Brenda Blethyn on ITV and Douglas Henshall on BBC One respectively.

Her latest book, Wildlife, is the eighth and final book in the Shetland series. Her next book is the Long Call, the first in a brand-new series of books featuring Detective Matthew Venn. Ann will talk about her extraordinary career in crime fiction with Brian McGilloway, one of Ireland’s best-known crime writers.

"Nobody does unsettling undercurrents better than Ann Cleeves." Val McDermid

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Mona Arshi & Zaffar Kunial
Jul
23
11:15 AM11:15

Mona Arshi & Zaffar Kunial

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Mona Arshi worked as a human rights lawyer for a decade before she started writing poetry. Her debut collection, Small Hands (Pavilion Poetry, Liverpool University Press) won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2015. Her second collection Dear Big Gods, was published by Pavilion Poetry in April 2019.

Zaffar Kunial was born in Birmingham and currently lives in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. He won third prize in the National Poetry Competition in 2011 with ‘Hill Speak’, a Northern Writers’ Award, and the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2015. His first full poetry collection, Us, was published by Faber & Faber in 2018 and was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award and the T. S. Eliot Prize.

 

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The John Hewitt Lecture:  Hewitt as Example with Terence Brown
Jul
23
9:45 AM09:45

The John Hewitt Lecture: Hewitt as Example with Terence Brown

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Terence Brown, Fellow Emeritus at Trinity College Dublin, where he was formerly Professor of Anglo-Irish Literature, will explore how the act of translation can serve as a paradigm for poetics in a divided society. Dr Brown is a distinguished scholar, teacher and literary critic in the area of Anglo-Irish literature. His research interests and teaching topics are reflected in his book titles and include Tradition and Influence in Anglo-Irish Poetry, Cultural Nationalism, 1880-1930, and Northern Voices: Poets from Ulster.

Introduced by C.L Dallat

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Jul
22
9:30 PM21:30

Book Quiz

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Admission: Free | No booking required

Our sociable, informal late-night events are a great way to meet other people attending the Summer School.

Trivia, conundrums, opening lines, and a few other literary treats are lined up, as we bring our popular quiz back to the Summer School. Get to know some new people, find some team members and enjoy some healthy competition. All proceeds go towards The John Hewitt Society.

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Brendan Galileo for Europe: One-person show with Fionn Foley
Jul
22
8:00 PM20:00

Brendan Galileo for Europe: One-person show with Fionn Foley

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Admission: £13 | BOOK HERE

A high-energy, satirical comedy that uses the Eurovision as a zany but poignant allegory for Ireland’s relationship with Europe. This hilarious new play by Fionn Foley is about keeping your integrity at the world’s foremost convention of kitsch.

Brendan Galileo is determined to make his mark on Irish political life by joining the ranks of the European Parliament. But with his voice lost in a sea of tribal bureaucracy, he must take drastic action to improve his public profile. Brendan decides he must represent his country in the most vicious diplomatic catfight in the continent: the Eurovision Song Contest.

Winner of the ‘Best Performer’ and ‘Bewley’s Little Gem’ awards at Dublin Fringe Festival 2018, the show travels to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August.

"Foley's performance is irresistible" The Irish Times

Foley brings both energy and charm to a finely-honed solo performance” The Sunday Times

Double Bill Ticket offer: £22 for both plays on 22 & 23 July when booked at the same time. Contact The Market Place Box Office for details.

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How does the media speak to the wider NI public?
Jul
22
6:30 PM18:30

How does the media speak to the wider NI public?

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Slugger TV escapes the Belfast studio and brings their regular NVTV discussion show on the road with a panel and a live audience in Armagh. How can journalism help or hinder the promotion of shared conversations? Hosted by deputy editor of Slugger O'Toole David McCann, the panel includes: Mick Fealty, editor of Slugger O'Toole; Allison Morris, crime and security correspondent with the Irish News; Sam McBride, political editor of the News Letter and the Northern Ireland political editor for the i newspaper, and Kellie Turtle, activist with Belfast Feminist Network and Alliance for Choice and Women's Sector Lobbyist for Women’s Resource and Development Agency (WRDA).

Supported by Slugger O’Toole

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Workshop: Kathryn Maris | Poetry
Jul
22
to Jul 25

Workshop: Kathryn Maris | Poetry

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Admission: £60 (Three day workshop) | BOOK HERE

Kathryn Maris was born and raised in USA and now lives in London. Her full-length collections include God Loves You (2013) and The House With Only an Attic and a Basement (2018). Her work was included in Penguin Poets 5. Kathryn has taught poetry at colleges in USA and at the Poetry School in London.

In response to audience feedback, we have extended the duration of our popular creative writing workshops to two hours per class and provided space in the Summer School programme for workshop participants to work on their creative writing outside of class time.

Each workshop runs over three sessions and class sizes are kept to 15 or fewer to ensure everyone gets a chance to participate. Participants should attend all three workshop sessions.

 Our seven tutors are all experienced facilitators and published authors.

 Spaces are limited – advance booking is essential.

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