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26th

JohnHewitt

International Summer School

Living Among Strangers: the lost meaning of home Monday 22 July to Friday 26 July 2013 A Five-Day Festival of Culture & Creativity The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh Box Office 028 3752 1821 www.johnhewittsociety.org


Principal Funders

Summer School Sponsors BA N B R I D G E

DISTRICT COUNCIL

Pa t r o n s

Eilish Clerkin, Margaret D’Arcy, Seamus Deane, Brian Garrett, Maurice Hayes, Seamus Heaney, Fred Heatley, Marie Jones, Edna Longley, Michael Longley, Terence McCaughey, Carmel McGuckian, Keith Millar, John Montague, Tom Paulin


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26th

JohnHewitt

International Summer School

We l c o m e The 26th JHISS brings together in Armagh's Market Place Theatre high-profile writers, artists, performers, speakers and critics to consider this year's theme, inspired by John Hewitt's poem, The Search:

It is a hard responsibility to be a stranger; to hear your speech sounding at odds with your neighbours[…] Often you will regret the voyage, wakening in the dark night to recall that other place… Poets have long celebrated 'place' in poetry of landscape, community, and tradition. John Hewitt affirmed both the richness and severities of Belfast, and the beauty and familiarity of the Antrim Glens where he saw himself as a welcomed, but strange, migratory bird. Despite his long settled antecedents, he was to find himself an 'incomer' when he moved to the English Midlands in his fifties. People have always travelled, for work or love, in fear and in hope, but no era witnessed as much movement of populations as the past century. What is the place, 'the local' in the twenty-first century? In a world of globalised entertainment and communication, and increasingly migratory labour, is there room for sentiment about place in our art? Is the 'living among strangers' that allowed separate, mutually opposed cultures to develop here over four hundred years to be the norm for future populations? Will diversity reduce conflict, or increase antagonism between hosts and guests? Can those of different backgrounds and histories share increasingly fragmented spaces? You are invited to join the celebrations at this 26th JHISS at the Market Place at the end of July – for a week, a day or an individual event or more – for a feast of arts and literature provided by another impressive line-up of writers, academics and performers and for a chance to reflect on ‘living among strangers’.


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Official Opening Lord Diljit Rana, MBE h

Diljit Rana is a very successful Belfast-based businessman and former President of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce.

e Centre for Cross Border Studies Annual Talk at JHISS: ‘14 years of crossborder collaboration: the usefulness of outsiders’ by Andy Pollak

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Talk: ‘e Twentieth Century – e Century of Violence’ by Baroness Williams of Crosby Tickets: £8.00 Shirley Williams has been one of the best known names in British Politics for almost 50 years. In 1964 she was elected Labour MP for Hitchin and went on to serve as a member of both the Wilson and Callaghan governments in the 1960s and 1970s. After 35 years in The Labour Party Williams became disillusioned and, along with Roy Jenkins, David Owen and Bill Rodgers, became one of the 'Gang of Four' who founded The Social Democratic Party. She supported the establishment of the Liberal Democrats in 1987 and stood down as their leader in the House of Lords in September 2004 after three years of service. Her outstanding autobiography, Climbing the Bookshelves, was published in 2009.

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Andy Pollak retires as the founding director of the Centre for Cross Border Studies (with offices in Armagh and Dublin) in July 2013. He was formerly Belfast reporter, religious affairs correspondent, education correspondent and assistant news editor with the Irish Times. With a Czech father, a County Antrim mother and a Dublin wife and daughters, he considers himself to be an ‘Irish/Northern Irish insider/outsider’. Sponsored by the Centre for Cross Border Studies

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Reception Hosted by the north South Ministerial Council Opening of Exhibition: John Hewitt: Home Words

Launch of John Hewitt autobiography, A North Light Twenty-Five Years in a Municipal Art Gallery, edited by Frank Ferguson & Kathryn White and published by Four Courts Press. Details on page 14.

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Lunchtime Reading with Salley Vickers

Opening of Exhibitions: ulster Arts Club Visual Artists’ Summer Exhibition and ‘Heads, Hats and Beards (Mostly)’ Details on page 14.

Salley vickers is the author of the word-of-mouth bestseller Miss Garnet's Angel and several other bestselling novels including Mr Golightly's Holiday, The Other Side of You and Dancing Backwards as well as a collection of short stories, Aphrodite's Hat. Salley will read from and talk about her latest novel, The Cleaner of Chartres.

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Poetry Reading with Simon Armitage and Medbh McGuckian Tickets: £10.00

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Creative Writing Workshops with Carlo Gébler (Short Story), James Byrne & Eoghan Walls (Poetry), Heather Richardson (Historical Fiction), Nessa O’Mahony (Memoir), Kimberley Lynne (Playwriting) and Stuart Neville (Crime Fiction). The poetry, prose, memoir and writing for stage courses will be directed by established writers and practitioners who are also experienced tutors. (Limited number of places in each workshop. Course fee for 3 Workshops: £30.00. Details on page 15)

PHOTO CREDIT: PHILIP O’NEILL

Writing workshops by Eoghan Walls, Heather Richardson and Nessa O’Mahony are sponsored by The Open University

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Simon Armitage is undoubtedly the most popular and widely known poet of his 1960s-born generation. Renowned for his technique, versatility and passion, he has won both critical and popular acclaim for his highly accessible poetry which often combines slang and immediacy with a sardonic wit. Medbh McGuckian has earned significant critical acclaim and many awards over the course of her distinguished career as one of Ireland’s finest living poets. Among the prizes she has won are the National Poetry Prize and, in 2002, The Forward Prize for Best Poem. Her most recent collection, The High Caul Cap, was published to much acclaim last Autumn. Presented in association with Poetry Ireland

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Talk: ‘John Hewitt & e Bell Magazine’ by Dr Kelly Matthews Kelly Matthews teaches English at Framingham State university in Massachusetts, uSA. She wrote about John Hewitt's early poetry, commentaries and reviews in her 2012 book, The Bell Magazine and the Representation of Irish Identity. In this talk, she will discuss Hewitt's work for The Bell, a Dublin literary magazine edited by Sean O'Faolain, Frank O'Connor, and Peadar O'Donnell in the 1940s and 1950s.

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PHOTO CREDIT: JEMIMAH KuHFELD

Poetry Reading: Penelope Shuttle and Julian Stannard

Talk: ‘Challenges faced by the Somali community in northern Ireland’s education sector’ by Suleiman Abdulahi

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Originally from Somalia, Suleiman Abdulahi is co-founder of Horn of Africa People’s Aid Northern Ireland (HAPANI) and co-ordinates the charity’s fundraising and project activities. He is a passionate and relentless advocate for the Horn of Africa community, with fifteen years experience as an activist and social entrepreneur.

Penelope Shuttle’s 2006 poetry collection, Redgrove’s Wife, was short-listed for the Forward Prize for Best Single Collection and for the T S Eliot Award, and her 2010 collection, Sandgrain and Hourglass, was a Recommendation of The Poetry Book Society. Her most recent publication is Unsent: New and Selected Poems 1980-2013.

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Julian Stannard is the author of three volumes of poetry: Rina’s War, The Red Zone and in 2011, The Parrots of Villa Gruber Discover Lapis Lazuli. He was awarded the Troubadour Poetry prize in 2010.

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Play: ‘e Duck Variations’ by David Mamet, presented by e Lurig Drama Group, Cushendall Following their memorable visit to JHISS 2011 with their uK One-Act Finals winning production, Melody, Lurig Drama Group returns to Armagh, having been nominated for this year’s uK finals, with Mamet’s heartbreaking comedy/drama, The Duck Variations. Through fourteen variations, two estranged brothers meet in the park to scatter their mother’s ashes. George, a uS soldier, and Emil, a beatnik poet, slowly come to terms with life, death, and the choices each has made. Discussion turns to love, loneliness and…a lotta ducks!

h 1.05pm Lunchtime Reading with Gavin Corbett

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Gavin Corbett was born in the west of Ireland and raised in Dublin. His first novel, Innocence, was published in 2003 and there has been huge critical acclaim for his latest novel, This is the Way, which was published by Fourth Estate earlier this year and was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 2013.

e Wireless Mystery eatre presents ‘e Play of the Book’ written by and starring Ian Sansom Tickets: £12.00

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Creative Writing Workshops with Carlo Gébler, James Byrne, Eoghan Walls*, nessa O’Mahony*, Kimberley Lynne, Heather Richardson* and Stuart neville.

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Theatre meets novel and a live musical score in The Play of the Book which follows the frustrations of creation and the effort that go into genius, as Ian Sansom, author of the highly entertaining series of Mobile Mystery novels, leads the audience, in his own inimitable style, through the making of a book! (And his latest book, The Norfolk Mystery, is the first in a thrilling new detective series, The County Guides, which will offer plenty of murder, mystery and mayhem for years to come!) In this show Ian will be accompanied by a live new score/soundscape provided by Wireless Mystery Theatre, using everything from cellos to toy pianos and tearing paper as percussion!


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Talk: ‘ulster through Polish Eyes: Reconsidering the Stereotypes’ by Professor Jan Jędrzejewski

Portrait Demonstration: neil Shawcross

Jan Jędrzejewski was educated at the university of Łódź, Poland, and Worcester College, Oxford; he is now a Professor of English and Comparative Literature and the Head of the School of English and History at the university of ulster. He has published two monographs, Thomas Hardy and the Church (1996) and George Eliot (2007), and several papers on victorian literature and Anglo-Polish and Hiberno-Polish literary relations.

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PHOTO CREDIT: BOBBY HANvEY

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Neil Shawcross is one of Ireland’s most acclaimed and influential artists. He has recently been working on a series of ‘Heads, Hats and Beards (Mostly)’, some of which are on show in The Market Place during JHISS 2013 and today he will add to that collection following this public portrait demonstration when his model will be a well-known figure in the arts!

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Sponsored by the Ulster Arts Club

Poetry Reading with James Byrne & Órfhlaith Foyle James Byrne is the editor of The Wolf, an internationally-renowned poetry magazine. An award-winning poet, his most recent collection, Blood/Sugar, was published to much acclaim in 2009 and his Selected Poems: The Vanishing House was published in Belgrade. His poems have been translated into several languages including Arabic and Burmese.

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Readings: ieiMedia Armagh Project Reflections and Echoes: Plays, Poems and Prose Inspired by northern Ireland

Órfhlaith Foyle’s first novel, Belios, was published in 2005 and an anthology of her poetry and short fiction, Revenge, was published by Arlen House, also in 2005. Her first full poetry collection, Red Riding Hood's Dilemma, appeared in 2011, as did her short story collection, Somewhere in Minnesota.

By the end of July nine young American students – aspiring journalists, creative writers and playwrights - will have completed a month-long residency at the AmmA centre in Armagh, using writing to explore the human condition, understand thermselves, their relation to others, and their relationships to society. This Summer School session will give them an opportunity to showcase and talk about their work.

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In Concert: e Voice Squad [ Phil Callery, Gerry Cullen and Fran McPhail]

Lunchtime Reading with Pat McCabe

Tickets: £13.00

Pat McCabe, Clones-born novelist and playwright, is one of Ireland’s most extraordinary and versatile writers. He is the author of several acclaimed novels including The Dead School, Winterwood and The Holy City, as well as The Bucher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto, both of which were shortlisted for the Booker Award. His next novel, Hello and Goodbye, is due from Quercus in October.

PHOTO CREDIT: JEAN LuC MORALES

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The critically acclaimed Voice Squad, a group of traditional a capella close harmony singers, have performed all over Ireland, on many occasions in The National Concert Hall, Dublin, and in most of the major cities of Europe. They have also toured extensively in North America and Canada. Phil, Gerry and Fran have carefully brought a unique harmony sound to a tradition which is known worldwide. There is sure to be a warm welcome for them when they return to perform in this not-to-be-missed concert in Armagh after an absence of many years! Book early to avoid disappointment.


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Talk: ‘Aspects of the northern Ireland Peace Monitoring Report’ by Dr Paul nolan Paul Nolan is the Research Director on the Northern Ireland Peace Monitoring Report, a project supported by the Community Relations Council, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The report, the second in a series, provides regular commentary on Northern Ireland as a post-conflict society.

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Poetry Reading with Pat Boran & noel Monahan Pat Boran has published five collections of poetry, most recently The Next Life (2012), while his New and Selected Poems (2005), has been translated into a number of languages. He received the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 1989 and the 2008 Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Poetry Award in the uS. Award-winning Cavan writer, Noel Monahan, has published five collections of poetry, the most recent of which was Curve of The Moon, published in 2010. His literary awards include The SeaCat National Award, The Irish Writers’ union Poetry Award and The William Allingham Poetry Award. Presented in association with Poetry Ireland

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Lunchtime Reading with Deirdre Madden Deirdre Madden, one of the most important voices in Northern Irish writing, is originally from Co Antrim. Her acclaimed novels include The Birds of Innocent Wood, Nothing is Black, Authenticity, as well as One by One in the Darkness and Molly Fox's Birthday, which were both shortlisted for the Orange Prize. Deirdre will read from and talk about her new book, her first adult novel since 2008, Time Present and Time Past.

Panel Discussion: ‘Aftermath’ - the relationship between displacement and hospitality Will Glendinning, Co-ordinator, Diversity Challenges, will chair this discussion on the Aftermath Project, which looks at victims and survivors of conflict and with persons displaced by conflict in Ireland and elsewhere. Contributors include Laurence McKeown, former hunger striker and Coordinator of the Project, Tosin Omiyale of the Integration Centre, and Anthony Haughey, photographer and lecturer in the School of Media at the Dublin Institute of Technology. Sponsored by Diversity Challenges

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Bardic eatre presents Affluence by Wesley Burrowes Tickets: £12.00 Set against the backdrop of a tiny island off the Co Down coast comes Affluence, from one of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur companies, The Bardic Theatre, Donaghmore. This laugh-a-minute comedy, returning to the Market Place in response to popular demand, takes a light-hearted look at some issues surrounding the island’s Catholic and Protestant communities. The lack of flushing toilets in their respective reading rooms causes problems. Having lobbied their curates for years, the toilets arrive on the same day. However, when a man from ‘The Department’ arrives and informs them they will have to share the same sewage pipes, things begin to happen!

h 10.00pm Music in e Footlights Bar


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Talk: ‘Religion and Politics in northern Ireland’ by Professor Lord Paul Bew Paul Bew is Professor of Politics at Queen’s university and is a crossbench peer in the House of Lords. He is one of Northern Ireland’s most renowned academics and his most recent book is Enigma: A New Life of Charles Stewart Parnell. In his talk he will ask if the Troubles have ended because we no longer believe in religion the way we used to do.

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PHOTO CREDIT: EvE O'CALLAGHAN AND THE GALLERY PRESS

Poetry Reading with Julia Copus & Conor O’Callaghan Award-winning poet Julia Copus, who lives in Somerset, has won First Prize in the National Poetry Competition and the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem in 2010. Her acclaimed third collection, The World's Two Smallest Humans, (2012) was shortlisted for The TS Eliot Poetry Prize and for the Costa Poetry Award. Conor O'Callaghan is one of the best-known Irish-born poets living in England. He has published four collections of poems, all with Gallery Press and the most recent of which is The Sun King (2013). His work has won several awards, including the 2007 Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry Magazine.

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Lunchtime Reading with Anne Enright One of Ireland’s most celebrated writers, Anne Enright, was announced as winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction for her stunning novel, The Gathering, just after her last PHOTO CREDIT: visit to JHISS in 2007! Two collections of stories, JOE O’SHAuGHNESSY Taking Pictures and Yesterday's Weather, were published in 2008 and her most recent novel, The Forgotten Waltz, was for shortlisted for the Orange Prize in 2012.

Reading: Creative Writers’ Reading An opportunity for some of those attending Summer School Creative Writing Workshops to read their work to others. Chaired by James Byrne.

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Panel Discussion: ‘Ideals and Ideas: the difference between what we inherit and what we learn’ with Baroness May Blood, Arlene Foster, MLA and naomi Long, MP. Malachi O'Doherty, Belfast-based journalist, cultural commentator and author, hosts the annual Summer School discussion which this year invites the panel of three well-known politicians to reflect on the differences between what we inherit and what we learn. On the panel will be Baroness May Blood, MBE, a Labour Member of the House of Lords; Arlene Foster, MLA for Fermanagh and South Tyrone and Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, and Naomi Long, Alliance Party, former Lord Mayor of Belfast and MP for Belfast East since 2010. Sponsored by Stratagem

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Reception by Lord Mayor of Armagh to mark the end of the 26th John Hewitt International Summer School.


Summer Exhibition by the Visual Artists of the Ulster Arts Club Begun in 1902, the Ulster Arts Club was set up as a centre point for Ulster artists of all descriptions to meet, exhibit and exchange ideas. Although it has embraced all of the arts disciplines in the past, it is the visual artists who are still most active. The Club is delighted to bring to Armagh, for the first time, their Summer Exhibition which will feature the work of established artists from throughout the province of Ulster and will offer a variety of styles and disciplines.

‘Heads, Hats and Beards (Mostly)’ by Neil Shawcross Foyer Walls 22 July – 17 August

PHOTO CREDIT: BOBBY HANvEY

Summer School Exhibitions

The Gallery 22 July – 17 August

Best known for full length portraits, the acclaimed artist, Neil Shawcross, has, for the past few years, turned his attention to a series of heads and this exhibition features a selection of 18 paintings. These sensitive and affectionate studies mirror Neil’s interest in people with a theatrical appearance and reflect a depth of warmth and good humour towards his subjects. Hence the heads, hats and beards (mostly)! CHARLIE LANDSBOROuGH

John Hewitt: Home Words Gallery and other Market Place spaces 22 July – 17 August This exhibition celebrates the life, work and legacy of John Hewitt and has been created by Frank Ferguson, Kathryn White and John McMillan from the University of Ulster in partnership with Tony Kennedy from the John Hewitt Society and Helen Perry from the Causeway Museum Service. The project will also be launching John Hewitt’s eagerly awaited autobiography, A North Light Twenty-Five Years in a Municipal Art Gallery, which is edited by Frank Ferguson & Kathryn White and published by Four Courts Press. The project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. JOHN AND ROBERTA HEWITT TRAFALGAR SQuARE 1949


Poetry: James Byrne

James Byrne is the editor of The Wolf, an internationally-renowned poetry magazine. An award-winning poet, his most recent collection, Blood/Sugar, was published in 2009 and his Selected Poems: The Vanishing House was published in Belgrade. His poems have been translated into several languages including Arabic and Burmese.

Poetry: Eoghan Walls

Eoghan Walls' first collection, The Salt Harvest, was published in 2011 with Seren. He won an Eric Gregory Award in 2006 and an Irish Art's Council Bursary in 2009. He completed a PhD in the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry in 2009, and he currently lives in Scotland, teaching Creative Writing for the Open university.

Memoir Writing: Nessa O’Mahony

Nessa O’Mahony is author of a verse-novel, In Sight of Home (2009), as well as two collections of poetry, Bar Talk (1999) and Trapping a Ghost (2005). She won the National Women’s Poetry Competition in 1997 and was shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Prize and Hennessy Literature Awards.

Short Story: Carlo Gébler

Carlo Gébler is the author of a range of books including The Eleventh Summer, How to Murder a Man and most recently, The Dead Eight (2011). In 2000 he published an autobiography, Father and I: a memoir. He teaches creative writing at QuB and at HMP Maghaberry, where he is writer-in-residence. Heather Richardson’s first novel, Magdeburg (Lagan Press, 2010) is set in Germany during the Thirty Years War. She is currently working on an historical novel, set in Edinburgh in 1697. She is a former winner of the Brian Moore Short Story Award, and teaches Creative Writing for the Open university.

Historical Fiction: Heather Richardson

Playwriting: Kimberley Lynne Kimberley Lynne is an American playwright, novelist and teacher. Over thirty of her plays have been produced in New York, Washington DC, Baltimore and Minneapolis, and range in genre from magic realism to comedy to historical drama. Award-winning crime-writer, Stuart Neville’s first novel, The Twelve, was one of the most critically acclaimed crime debuts of recent years, and was the first of a trilogy which included Collusion and Stolen Souls. His fourth novel, Ratlines, was published to further acclaim, earlier this year.

Crime Fiction: Stuart Neville

Workshops will take place at The Market Place and at the AmmA Centre. Each Creative Writing Course will have limited numbers and will consist of three workshops. It will not be possible to change from one course to another during JHISS. Cost per course: £30.00 bookable in advance at Market Place Box Office. 028 3752 1821

C r e a t i v e Wr i t i n g Wo r k s h o p s a t J H I S S 2 0 1 3

A Choice of Seven Writing Courses: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday [22, 23 & 25 July] from 2.15pm – 3.45pm each day.


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Welcome to the Armagh City Hotel Where past meets present. From Monday 22nd until Friday 26th July 2013 to coincide with e John Hewitt International Summer School we have an exclusive accommodation offer… Four night stay £140.00 per person sharing includes full breakfast £239.00 for a single room One night - £65.00 (single) or £40.00 per person sharing (includes breakfast) To book call 028 9038 5050 or visit the hotel website www.armaghcityhotel.com

We look forward to welcoming you.

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JHISS 2013 Bookstall at The Market Place Theatre Open Daily 22-26 July Books by all participating writers and speakers …. and much more! Courtesy of: No Alibis Bookstore 83 Botanic Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1JL Tel: 028 9031 9601

Stay at the Heart of Armagh

SPECIAL RATES FOR JHISS 2013 Single Rooms £49 per night Bed and Breakfast Doubles/Twins £75 per night Bed and Breakfast Four Nights Stay John Hewitt Summer School £180 per single room or £130 per person sharing Bed and Breakfast The Charlemont, 57-65 English Street, Armagh BT61 7LB T: 028 3752 2028 F: 028 3752 6979 E: info@charlemontarmshotel.com W: www.charlemontarmshotel.com

John Hewitt Society Committee: Director: Tony Kennedy, OBE Academic Advisor: Myrtle Hill Administrator: Hilary Copeland Desima Connolly, CL Dallat, Anne-Marie Fyfe, Stephen Gordon, Bill Jeffrey, Paul McAvinchey, Paul Maddern, Carmel Maguire, Peter Morgan-Barnes, Brian Scott, Pat Scott


e 26th John Hewitt International Summer School - A Five-Day Festival of Culture and Creativity MONDAY 22 JULY

TUESDAY 23 JULY

WEDNESDAY 24 JULY

THURSDAY 25 JULY

FRIDAY 26 JULY

10.45am OFFICIAL OPENING Lord Diljit Rana

TALK Dr Kelly Matthews ‘John Hewitt and The Bell magazine’

TALK Professor Jan Jedrzejewski ‘ulster through Polish Eyes: Reconsidering the Stereotypes’

TALK Dr Paul Nolan ‘Aspects of the Northern Ireland Peace Monitoring Report’

TALK Professor Lord Paul Bew ‘Religion and Politics in Northern Ireland’

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TALK Baroness Shirley Williams ‘The Twentieth Century – The Century of violence’

POETRY READING Penelope Shuttle & Julian Stannard

POETRY READING James Byrne & Órfhlaith Foyle

POETRY READING Pat Boran & Noel Monahan

POETRY READING Julia Copus & Conor O’Callaghan

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LUNCHTIME READING Salley Vickers

LUNCHTIME READING Gavin Corbett

LUNCHTIME READING Pat McCabe

LUNCHTIME READING Deirdre Madden

LUNCHTIME READING Anne Enright

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

ILLUSTRATED TALK Neil Shawcross ‘Portrait Demonstration’

CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS

READING Creative Writing Groups James Byrne

TALK Suleiman Abdulahi ‘Challenges faced by the Somali community in Northern Ireland’s education sector’

DRAMA (4.15pm - 6.15pm) 'Reflections & Echoes' US Students’ Creative Writing Showcase

PANEL DISCUSSION

PANEL DISCUSSION 4pm

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TALK Andy Pollak ‘14 years of cross-border collaboration: the usefulness of outsiders’

5.30pm

NSMC RECEPTION Book Launch & Exhibition Openings (5.30pm & 7.00pm)

by David Mamet The Lurig Drama Group

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POETRY READING Simon Armitage & Medbh McGuckian

DRAMA The Play of the Book Ian Sansom/WMT

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MUSIC Footlights Bar

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‘Aftermath - the relationship between displacement and hospitality’

‘Ideals and Ideas, the difference between what we inherit and what we learn’

FEEDBACK & MAYOR’S RECEPTION (5.45pm)

DRAMA (7.00pm) The Duck Variations

MUSIC The Voice Squad

DRAMA Affluence The Bardic Theatre Group MUSIC Footlights Bar


i n f o r m a t i o n

Booking Box Office: Opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 9.30am to 4.30pm or until 7.00pm on performance evenings.

By telephone: Call the Box Office during opening hours. T: 028 3752 1821 The easiest way to pay is by credit/debit card.

By mail: Please mail written bookings, giving full address, telephone no., and request for weekly/daily or event tickets, to the Box Office, The Market Place Theatre, Market Street, Armagh, BT61 7BW. Please make cheques payable to Armagh City & District Council.

By web: Evening & Lunchtime events only www.marketplacearmagh.com

Bursaries: For information on available bursaries, contact JHS Administrator on 078 3507 3616 or E: admin@johnhewittsociety.org

B o o k i n g

Rates: Summer School Weekly Rate: £175 [includes lunch, tea/coffee, daytime & evening events] Daily Rate: £38.00 [includes lunch, tea/coffee, daytime and evening events] Weekly Workshops Rate £30.00 Event Rates: £6.00 [except events which are individually priced] Enquiries to Box Office for equivalent Euro rates.

Accommodation: Book local accommodation through the Armagh Tourist Information Centre at The Market Place Theatre T: 028 3752 1800 E: tic@armagh.gov.uk W: www.armagh.co.uk www.johnhewittsociety.org Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


The 26th John Hewitt International Summer School