The John Hewitt festival has been absolutely astounding! I am lucky enough to be in a workshop lead by Maureen Boyle, acclaimed poet and Malachi O’Doherty’s wife. Working with her on writing memoirs has been truly eye opening, and she has helped me examine my life and write it in ways I never thought possible. The writers at this festival are nothing short of amazing, and they have much more experience in the field of writing than I have. I hope to be as successful as these writers in my future, and going to this festival has made me realize the amount of achievements the world has in store for my career.