The John Hewitt International Summer School 2017 Program of Events

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Monday 24th JulyTuesday 25th JulyWednesday 26th JulyThursday 27th JulyFriday 28th JulySaturday 29th July
9.45am10.45am. The Official OpeningTalk by Sean HewittTalk by Dr Katy HaywardTalk by Dr Caroline MagennisTalk by Dominique Searle9.45am-12.15pm – Publishing Workshops. 10.00am – Tour of the Primate’s Palace.
11.15amOpening Address from Baroness Helena Kennedy of the Shaws QCPoetry. Readings by Denise Riley & Katie DonovanPoetry. Readings by Luke Kennard & Malika BookerPoetry. Readings from Pat Boran, Enda Coyle-Green, and Jessica Traynor.Poetry. Readings by Jean Bleakney & Lorna Shughnessy12.00pm – Ulster History Cycle.
1.30pmFiction. A reading from Bernard MacLaverty.Fiction. A reading by John Boyne.Fiction. A reading by Jan Carson.Fiction. A reading by Lisa McInerney.Fiction. A reading by Tessa Hadley.11am-Noon and 1pm-2pm – Walking Tours of Armagh.
2.45pmCreative Writing WorkshopsCreative Writing WorkshopsCreative Writing WorkshopsTalk. J.B. Valley in conversation with Eamon Mallie. Poetry Masterclass with Mark DotyA Reading by Michael Harding & Shane ConnaughtonClose of Summer School
4.30pm4.30pm Panel Discussion. 30 Years On: Where are we now? 6.00pm Exhibition Launch followed by the North South Ministerial Council ReceptionPanel Discussion. The Art of Conflict Transformation with Paula McFetridge, Marguerite Taylor, and Oliver SearsPanel Discussion. Remembering John Hewitt with Adrian Moynes, Frank Ormsby, Brian Kennedy, and Vincent Higgins.Film Screening & Discussion. Two Angry Men with Toto Ellis, Brian Garrett, and Denis Tuohy.4.00pm-5.30pm Creative Writing Showcase. 5.30pm Lord Mayor’s Reception
7.00pm7.30pm-9.30pm – In Dreams Begin Responsibilities.Poetry. Readings by Open University Poetry Tutors.The Rule of the Land. A Reading by Garrett Carr & John Paul Connolly.
8.30pmTheatre. Kabosh presents Green & BlueMusic from De DanannTheatre. A Time to Speak with Joan McCreadyAn Event with Mark Doty & Liz Lochhead.
10.00pmBook QuizMusic in The Market Place Theatre BarThe Lifeboat9.00pm. Open Mic Night. Abbey Lane Theatre