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John Hewitt International Summer School: Creative Writing Workshop Courses

Spaces are limited for these events - advance booking is essential

The John Hewitt International Summer School has arrived in Armagh for its 35th year. The jam-packed five day Festival of Literature, Arts and Politics is due to commence Monday July 25 at The Market Place Theatre, Armagh.

The John Hewitt International Summer is a landmark event within the cultural calendar hosting local, national and international writers and thinkers from literature, politics, media and the arts. It celebrates the joy of the written and spoken word in all its forms, from poetry to politics, prose to performances.

Championing the best in writing it provides platforms for both established and emerging literary talent to inspire each other and audiences. With a reputation as powerful forum to exchange views on a wide range of issues – literary, political, ethical, social or cultural – we strive to encourage both writers and readers to take risks and find joy in writing and literature.


Creative Writing Workshop Courses:

There are seven workshop courses on offer:

  • each workshop lasts two hours and runs over three days
  • all workshops are at the same time
  • Participants should attend all three workshop sessions
  • All tutors are experienced creative writing facilitators and published authors
  • Spaces are limited – advance booking is essential

The workshops include:

  • Crime Fiction – with Sharon Dempsey
  • Memoir workshop – with Malachi O’Doherty
  • Novel writing (first chapters) – with Bernie McGill
  • Poetry advanced workshop – with Siobhán Campbell
  • Poetry workshop – with Maureen Boyle
  • Short story – with Nicola Harlow
  • Writing radio drama – with Dónall Maccathmhaoill

The full itinerary for all workshops can be found here.

Monday July 25, Tuesday July 26, Thursday July 28

Tickets £66.00 | 2.45 – 4.45 pm

To book tickets click here 

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