John Llewellyn James

An Experience Of The John Hewitt Summer School

John Llewellyn James recounts his experience at the summer school this July: I recently was a successful recipient of a bursary from Fermanagh District Council for the 26th Annual John Hewitt Summer School, held in Armagh.  This year’s event featured a panoply of star names from Literature, Art and Public Life, including Baronness Williams, Dr.(…)


Mall Rats – Our Contribution To All Ireland Poetry Day

John Llewellyn James recounts our experience of All Ireland Poetry Day: After surviving everything Fermanagh weather could throw at us at Portora Castle last year, we sought shelter this time for our Annual Poet’s Corner on All Ireland Poetry Day, sponsored by Poetry Ireland, in our local shopping mall, the Erneside Centre.  We felt somewhat(…)


No Alibis – Nowhere To Run And Hide

John James recounts our visit to the Big Smoke: When it was first mooted, we all had our doubts. How would a local anthology fare up in the Big Smoke? Would anybody be interested in a bit of culchie culture in the rich tapestry of life and art, in the Bohemian student area of Botanic(…)