The 23rd John Hewitt International Summer School runs throughout this week in the Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre in Armagh.� Among the well-known writers appearing at this years Summer School are Michael Longley, Louis de Berni�res, Eavan Boland, top American poet, Sharon Olds, Terry Eagleton, Joseph OConnor, Glenn Patterson and Blake Morrison.

I travelled down to Armagh to open the Summer School and was welcomed by the director Tony Kennedy OBE.

Nelson McCausland, MLA, Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure officially opened this years 23rd John Hewitt International Summer School on Monday 26th July until Friday 30th July 2010 with Tony Kennedy, OBE, Director of the Summer School at The Market Place Armagh Theatre.