Saturday, July 27, 2013

Yeats International Summer School

The 54th Yeats International Summer School begins tomorrow, Sunday 28 July at 2.30pm. The school will be formally opened by Mark Patrick Hederman OSB (Abbot of Glenstal Abbey) in the Hawks Well Theatre on Sunday at 2.30pm.  Mark Patrick will also speak at Evensong in Drumcliffe Church at 5.00pm. All Welcome.

The school lectures will take place at 9.30am and 11.15am in the Hawk's Well Theatre each weekday morning. Lectures are open to the public at a cost of ϵ10.00 per lecture or ϵ15.00 for two.

George Bornstein will speak about 'September 1913' on Tuesday morning and Padraig Yeates will speak about the 1913 lockout on Friday morning.

Other lecturers during the two weeks include Helen Vendler, Alexandra Poulain, Hedwig Schwall, Geraldine Higgins, Gwinn Batten, Madeline Callaghan, Alex Davis, Maureen McLane, Emilie Morin, Jahan Ramazani, Tom Walker, Warwick Gould, Deirdre Toomey and Susan Wolfson.

Other events during the week include:
A round table on the role of the Seanad, convened by Senator Susan O’Keeffe will take place in the Methodist Church, Wine street at 8.00pm on Tuesday 30th July. Tickets are available at the door.

Poetry readings at the Methodist Church, Wine Street with Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin reading on Wednesday 31 July at 8.00pm and Paula Meehan reading on Friday evening at 8.00pm.  Tickets are available at the door.

Swift Hour, Megan Sexton’s first poetry collection, will be launched on Thursday 1st August at 1.00pm in the Methodist Church, Wine Street.

The week will finish with Seamus Heaney reading from his work on Sunday 4 August in the Hawks Well Theatre.

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