The John Hewitt INternational summer school

Statement from the John Hewitt Society.

Following the announcement yesterday evening by the N. Ireland Executive to postpone the re-opening of Theatres with a final decision on Monday, The John Hewitt International Summer School programme of events and workshops will go ahead, live (if permitted) or live streamed, from the Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre Armagh, 26th – 30th July.

As result of this decision, on Monday ALL events will now be live streamed from the Market Place Theatre.  If Theatres are allowed to open on Tuesday, then events will be as outlined in the programme, with a mixture of live and hybrid events with over 65 contributors from nine different Countries from 27th – 30th July.

Our online Creative writing workshops will proceed as per programme (26/27/28 July, 2.45 – 4.45pm).   The in-person Creative Writing workshops have now been moved to Tuesday 27th, Thursday 29th and Friday 30th July, 2.45 – 4.45pm, and will take place in the Theatre.

Apologies to all who have booked Theatre tickets for Monday, and especially to the large number of Bursary sponsored students who were so looking forward to joining us for the whole week.  Your support is much appreciated at this challenging time.  Please view below for all JHISS 2021 programme details, and for online bookings.  We’ll get through it together!  

The celebrated John Hewitt International Summer School of Literature & Arts is held annually in July at our festival base in The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh, N. Ireland.

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Here audiences can hear from over 60 Poets, Authors, Artists, Speakers, Panellists from other nations, faiths and backgrounds, meet their heroes, and engage with others who share their passion for literature, books and creative writing. 

Our Summer School offers participants platforms for debate and discussion on the key political and cultural issues of the day, along with opportunities to explore issues of difference, tolerance and respect.

Full Program

Download the Full Programme

Visit No Alibis. The Official Bookshop of the John Hewitt Summer School

No Alibis Bookshop John Hewitt Summer School

sign up for poetry clips, workshops and events

John Hewitt Society

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 |

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