Applications must be received no later than: 12 noon on Wednesday 27th June 2018.

The 31st International Summer School takes place Monday 23rd – Saturday 28th July 2018 in the Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh.

JHISS2018CoverSquareThe bursary scheme is open to residents of Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain. Applicants must be 18 and over. The Society is unable to contribute towards travel costs.

The bursary scheme is a key element of the Summer School. The bursary scheme provides residential accommodation for participants to engage in a six-day opportunity for learning and sharing in a creative environment.  All residential bursary recipients take part in a creative writing workshop, with seven workshops available to choose from.
This year we’re delighted to welcome esteemed writers, artists and speakers such as Patrick Gale, Imtiaz Dharker, Michael Longley, Liz Nugent, Ailbhe Darcy, Duke Special, Mary O’Donnell and so much more.

This year’s open address will be given by Dr. Martin Mansergh, a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Minister of State at the Department of Finance and Minister of State for the Arts from 2008 to 2011.

Through lectures, discussions and debate, the Summer School raises issues of relevance to the divided society in Northern Ireland, providing a platform for audiences to engage with speakers from different backgrounds, experiences, and points of view. The Society encourages the use of the arts as a means to explore sensitive issues, and offers opportunities for engagement with high-profile, high-quality artists and writers; our creative writing classes develop the confidence of individuals and help aid their contributions within their own communities.

Applications must be received no later than: 12 noon on Wednesday 27th June 2018

Click here to apply online.

For ore information please go to:

The John Hewitt Society, 3rd Floor, The MAC,10 Exchange Street West, Belfast, BT1 2NJ, United Kingdom



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