An anniversary is upon us and with that comes the emphasis on memory. The theme of the John Hewitt International Summer School festival will be a focus on the year of 1916. With as well as on a shared past which is what I am most interested in. Having experienced an uprising in Baltimore, I understand some of the memories that will be shared at this time. I also believe that a heavy focus will come with the religions that have been at odds for so long. Im interested to hear all about the past and what art will be created from it. I have a feeling that I will learn a lot more about the attitudes of toward the situation.