Saturday, 21 June 2008

Anything you wanted to know about Yeats and were too afraid to ask

Summer’s Wreath 08 :
A celebration of William Butler Yeats is a two-week long programme of free events at the National Library of Ireland. Running in conjunction with the Library’s award-winning Yeats : the Life and Works of WB Yeats exhibition it offers a varied programme including readings, reflections and discussion featuring a selection of well known writers, filmmakers, actors and poets. Events include:

Poet on Poet: Panel discussion
Tuesday 24 June, 8pm :
Panel discussion with Vincent Woods (chair) - Presenter, The Arts Show, RTÉ 1; Ian Duhig, poet (England); Dr Carrie Etter, poet and academic (USA); Matthew Sweeney, poet (Ireland).
Was Yeats the most influential poet of the 20th century? Three poets from different cultural backgrounds, yet each influenced by Yeats, discuss Yeats' influence on their own work, his impact on 20th century literature generally and poetry in particular. This event will be broadcast on The Arts Show, RTÉ Radio 1.

Yeats: One day immersion course
Thursday 26 June, 9.30 - 6pm : A one-day immersion course on Yeats for the enthusiastic amateur and lovers of poetry and literature in general. It will give participants a real understanding and overview of WB Yeats and his work. Focussing on Yeats' poetry and drama, the day will consist of lectures, film screenings and a guided tour of Yeats by our exhibition staff.

Places for both events are limited so call now: (01) 6030277

Full Summer’s Wreath programme on the National Library website

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