Wednesday, June 10, 2009

W B Yeats Celebration

This month the National Library, Dublin, hosts its third annual celebration of the poetry of William Butler Yeats through a series of poetry readings, interviews and other events in Summer’s Wreath 2009. Details and a full schedule can be found on the National Library’s website on their website here. Thise includes talks on the poet and readings from his work by the likes of Bob Geldof, Marina Carr and Jennifer Johnston.

One of the most interesting appears to be that of Wednesday 17 June at 7.30pm when Yeats’ biographer, Prof. Roy Foster and actress Fiona Shaw reflect on the themes of Yeats’ poetry in his final years. Fiona Shaw was featured in one of the Poetry Season programmes on BBC, reading and commenting on some of John Donne's poetry.

Booking is essential for the National Library event, more details here.

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