The Influence of John Hewitt Today

‘Hewitt's s cross-sectarian ideal of Regionalism energised writers, painters, and general cultural activity during the post war period. It recovered ancestral voices and provided some of the basis for a second take-off in the 1960s’

– Edna Longley

Wednesday 27th January 2016
1pm
Ulster Hall
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Through Hewitt’s poetry, he addressed issues of identity in partisan Northern Ireland, as well as expressed his love for the Ulster countryside and landscape.

Famously declaring himself to be `Ulster, Irish, British, and European`, he was a mentor of Heaney, Longley and others and in his retirement was made a Freeman of the City of Belfast.

Tony Kennedy, Chair of The John Hewitt Society, discusses John Hewitt`s life, work and ideals plus their continuing relevance today.

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34 Bedford Street, BT2 7FF
Belfast
27 January , Wednesday 13:00

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