Review: The John Hewitt International Summer School

In June 2016, I applied for a bursary to attend the John Hewitt International Summer School (JHISS). I did so because a friend, and past attendee, had encouraged me to. The application process was very straightforward. It was a simple one page form completed online. Bursaries are available to anyone living on the island of Ireland. A full bursary includes tickets to all the events and accommodation for 5 nights. I found out at the beginning of July that I had been successful and it felt like Christmas, or my birthday, I was so excited! Another successful applicant described it as winning the ‘literary lottery’. I began packing immediately.

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