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The John Hewitt International Summer School 2022: A festival of culture and creativity

Now in it’s thirty-fifth year, the 2022 Summer School offers an attractive programme with an international flavour of in-person events and one exceptional online event featuring Jamaica’s best-known poets, Edward Baugh and Mervyn Morris, including readings, talks, workshops, discussions and evening shows, featuring well-known writers and performers and esteemed speakers from throughout Ireland, the UK and beyond.

Whether you come along for one or two events, a full day or week, there is something on offer for everyone.

Among the prize-winning poets who will feature in the programme are Pádraig Regan, Jane Clarke, Chamdrika Narayanan-Mohan, Simon Costello, July 25, Richard Scott and Victoria Kennefick , July 26, Jessica Traynor and Nanda Joli, July 27, Mervyn Morris and Edward Baugh July 27, and Gallery Goes writers, John McAuliffe, Molly Twomey and Ailbhe Ní Gharbhuigh July 29 .

Top prose writers will read from and talk about their recently published work in the ever popular ‘Lunchtime in Conversation’ series including Jan Carson July 24, David Park July 26, Bernie McGill and Wendy Erskine July 27, Monica Ali July 28 and Claire Keegan July 29. Best selling crime writers appearing on a Crime Fiction panel with Stuart Neville will be Val McDermid and Mark Billingham.

The programme also provides workshops with established writers, as well as two exhibitions of paintings.

Further details on all events can be found on the John Hewitt Society and Market Place Theatre websites and in the JHISS brochure.

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