The John Hewitt Society offers opportunities for people from Northern Ireland and beyond to experience literature, art and political debate and to explore issues of difference and identity in partnership with many community, voluntary and non-profit organisations.
The aim of the Summer School is to explore political and cultural issues through literature and the arts and to encourage residents of Northern Ireland/the North of Ireland and beyond to think critically about the world around them.
Through lectures, discussions and debate, the Summer School raises issues of relevance to the divided society in Northern Ireland, providing a platform for audiences to engage with speakers from different backgrounds, experiences, and points of view.
The Society encourages the use of the arts as a means to explore sensitive issues, and offers opportunities for engagement with high-profile, high-quality artists and writers; our creative writing classes develop the confidence of individuals and help aid their contributions within their own communities.
In response to popular demand, and with thanks to our main sponsors Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon District Council and The Arts Council of Northern Ireland, we will hold a virtual John Hewitt International Summer School next month.
Talks, panels and readings will take place over 3 days, from Thursday 30 July to Saturday 1 August. Online Workshops in Creative writing and poetry will take place on Monday 27 July, Wednesday 29 July and Friday 31 July 2020.
Talks will be free to view online, though donations will be accepted gratefully.
Workshop fee is £60 per person.
The John Hewitt Society is a not-for-profit, charitable status, limited liability company | Charity Reg No NIC102629 Company No NI041294
The John Hewitt Society, The MAC - level 3, 10 Exchange Street West, Belfast, BT1 2NJ | 028 9032 4522 | firstname.lastname@example.org