Saturday, July 13, 2013
John Hewitt International Summer School
A week of poetry (and much, much more) in Armagh: Monday 22 July to Friday 26 July 2013.
A fantastic programme of poets at the Marketplace Theatre in Armagh City including Simon Armitage, Medbh McGuckian, Penelope Shuttle, Julian Stannard, James Byrne, Orfhlaith Foyle, Pat Boran, Noel Monahan, Jean Bleakney and Conor O'Callaghan, plus a choice of seven creative-writing workshop groups running throughout the week, with the poetry sessions led by James Byrne and Eoghan Walls plus lectures, talks, drama, music, visual arts, discussions, exhibitions & a creative-writers' reading event.
Other guests include Shirley Williams, Salley Vickers, Pat McCabe, Diljit Rana, Anne Enright, Suleiman Abdulahi, Carlo Gebler, Andy Pollak, Heather Richardson, Nessa O'Mahony, Deirdre Madden, Jan Jedrzejewski: plus Ian Sansom and Wireless Mystery Theatre in The Play of the Book, and the Lurig Players' prizewinning production of David Mamet's Duck Variations.
All part of the five-day festival of culture and creativity that is the 26th John Hewitt International Summer School, with this year's lectures and discussions themed around Living Among Strangers: the lost meaning of home. Full programme online.
Come for the week, a day, or a single event, or dip in and out through the week as you discover this great ancient city & the stunning countryside that inspired poets Paul Muldoon and John Hewitt .
Posted by Michael Farry at 11:30 AM