The John O'Connor Writing School
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“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

2017 PROGRAMME COMING SOON!

John O'Connor 1920 - 1959

John O’Connor 1920-1959

Welcome!

Welcome to the website for the John O’Connor Writing School and Literary Arts Festival. This year’s events 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.