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Welcome to the inaugural John O’Connor Writing School and literary arts festival 2016. The three-day festival will be hosted in some of Armagh’s most historic, graceful and inspiring buildings including the magnificent Georgian Armagh Public Library, the Market Street Library, the Market Place Theatre, the Charlemont Arms Hotel and upstairs at Armagh County Museum! The writing school in John O’Connor’s name is intended to mark the rediscovery of his highly acclaimed novel, Come Day Go Day and to involve people in the art of writing fiction, creative non-fiction and commercial communications. The three days promise to offer a unique mix of arts events, writing courses and Masterclasses which will provide something for everyone.
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Welcome to the John O’Connor Writing School

John O'Connor 1920 - 1959

John O’Connor 1920-1959

Welcome to the inaugural John O’Connor Writing School and literary arts festival 2016. The three-day festival will be hosted in some of Armagh’s most historic, graceful and inspiring buildings including the magnificent Georgian Armagh Public Library, the Market Street Library, the Market Place Theatre, the Charlemont Arms Hotel and upstairs at Armagh County Museum!

 

The writing school in John O’Connor’s name is intended to mark the rediscovery of his highly acclaimed novel, Come Day Go Day and to involve people in the art of writing fiction, creative non-fiction and commercial communications. The three days promise to offer a unique mix of arts events, writing courses and Masterclasses which will provide something for everyone.

Literary Event Highlights

Throughout the weekend starting on Friday November 4 there will be a series of fringe events, shows and exhibitions including the Life and Times of John O’Connor, an exhtibion in Armagh County Museum, a children’s letter writing project in the Armagh Market Street Library, Blackwell’s Bookstall service in the Market Place Theatre and the unveiling of an official Blue Plaque to John O’Connor on Banbrook Hill.

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The John O’Connor Masterclass Teachers

Barry Devlin

Barry Devlin

Screenplay

Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon

Poetry

Geoff Hill

Geoff Hill

Commercial

Jim Lockhart

Jim Lockhart

Songwriting

Stuart Neville

Stuart Neville

Fiction

“The world of John O’Connor is a world of the freshly snedded turnip, the new-sawn plank, the sod shining under the plough. His extraordinary gift is to render the life of the Mill Row in Armagh as deftly and definitively as Steinbeck renders Cannery Row or Bob Dylan Desolation Row.”

 

Paul Muldoon, February 2016

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