Summer School Programme 2018


The 59th Yeats International Summer School: July 19th-27th 2018

Patron:

Caitriona Yeats

Directors:

Directors Professor MatthewCampbell (University of York) and Dr Lauren Arrington (University of Liverpool)

Full list of lecturers and readers here..


Registration:

Registration takes place at the Yeats Memorial Building, Douglas Hyde Bridge, on Thursday 19th July from 2:30-4:30 pm. The official opening of the Summer School will take place at 5pm.

Programme of Events

6pm

Opening address

Fintan O’Toole (Irish Times, Princeton University)

Venue: The Hawkswell Theatre

8pm

Welcome dinner (sponsored by Sligo Tourism Development Assoc)

with poetry and music

Venue: The Glasshouse Hotel

Friday July 20

9:15am

Lecture: Director Lauren Arrington‘Singing School’: the ballad and the 'natural man’

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo

11:15am

Lecture: Director Matthew Campbell‘Authentic Dross’: Poetry and Song in Mangan, Moore and Jack Yeats

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo

1:15pm

Readings of Yeats family letters at Lily Yeats’ desk

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo

2pm

Boat Trip to the Lake Isle of Innisfree

Meet at: Yeats Building Sligo

8pm

Film and Supper Evening

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo

Saturday July 21

10am – 4pm

Poetry Workshop Day 1

Booking Essential – only 15 spaces available. Additional fee €120

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo


OR

9am – 12:30pm

Morning Archaeology Walk

with Martin Timoney, archaeologist

Meet at: Yeats Building

1.15pm

Open Mic Lunch

Lunch €6

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo

3pm – 4.30pm

Yeats Walking Tour of Sligo Town

Meet at: Yeats Building

8pm

Reading: award-winning author Mike McCormack

Venue: The Methodist Hall

Sunday July 22

10am – 4pm

Poetry Workshop Day 2

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo


OR

9.30 – 12 noon

Morning Walk with Martin Enright

Walk up Knocknarea

Meet at: Yeats Building

12:30pm

Lunchtime drama: Pot of Broth

(In Irish; English summary provided)

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo

2:30 – 5pm

SeaTrails: Afternoon Walk with Auriel Robinson

See the Wild Atlantic Way, Rosses Point, Elsinore

Meet at: Yeats Building

6pm

Evensong

Venue: Drumcliffe Church

8:30pm

Reading: Award-winning Belfast poet Leontia Flynn

Venue: The Methodist Hall

Monday, July 23

9:30am

Lecture: Jahan Ramazani

‘Yeats’s Asias’

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo

11:15am

Lecture: Cóilín Parsons

‘Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths’: Yeats’s Planetary Imagination

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo

1:15am

Lunchtime Reading of Yeats’ family letters at Lily’s desk

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo

2:30 -4pm

Seminars

5pm

An Irish Airman Foresees His Death

Exhibition of invited artists marking the centenary of the end of WWI & a talk about ‘Robert Gregory - the artist’.

Venue: Hamilton Gallery, Castle Street.

8pm

Reading: Award-winning Irish poet Martin Dyar

Venue: the Methodist Hall

Tuesday, July 24

9:30am

Lecture: Charles Armstrong

‘The abounding glittering jet’: Yeats, the Romantics and natura naturans

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo

11:15am

Lecture: Katherine Ebury

Science, The Occult and Irish Drama’: Ghostly Light in Yeats and Beckett

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo

2:30 – 4pm

Poet Critics Roundtable

Venue: Methodist Hall

5pm

Book Launch

Launch of new Collected Poems of the late Dermot Healy by its editor and publisher Peter Fallon, Gallery Press

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo

8pm

Three Poets Read

Venue: the Methodist Hall

Wednesday July 25

9:30am

Lecture: Kelly Sullivan‘Yeats’s Birds’: Taming Wild Ecology

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo

11:15am

Lecture: Justin Quinn‘WBY and End of the World’

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo

1.15pm

Lunchtime Drama

Curlew Theatre: The Loves of Lady Gregory

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo

2:30 – 4pm


Seminars

9pm

The Yeats Salon

Venue: The Methodist Hall

Thursday, July 26

9:30am

Lecture: Fran Brearton

‘Trees Suffering’: Yeats's Arcadian Recourses

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo

11:15am

Lecture: Peter McDonald‘Early Yeats’s Lake Isles’

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo

1:15pm

Traditional music

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo

2:30-4pm

Seminars

7pm

Celebration of Centenary of Women’s Suffrage

Recreation of the Gore-Booth sisters suffrage meeting & panel discussion

Venue: Lissadell Church

Friday, July 27

9:30am

Lecture: Claire Lynch

'Not for publication now, if ever': Yeats and the Ethics of Autobiography

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo

11:15am

Lecture: Hugh Haughton

The Poet in the Gallery: Yeats and Auden

Venue: Yeats Building Sligo

2:30 - 4pm

Seminars

8pm

Blue Raincoat Theatre perform Purgatory

Venue: Hazelwood House

Farewell Reception (follows Purgatory)
Saturday, July 28 Checkout


Seminars

The week-long seminars meet daily in groups comprising up to 15 students.
Further information about booking and selection to be announced.

Seminar leaders confirmed so far:

Leaders:

Theme:

Charles Armstrong

Hugh Haughton

Justin Quinn

Kelly Sullivan

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Poetry Workshop

We are now taking bookings for the annual Summer School Poetry Workshop. This year, it is hosted by the wonderful, award-winning poet, Leontia Flynn.
Price is €115. Places on the poetry workshop are limited to 15 students on a first-come, first-serve basis, so book now.


For more information Contact the Yeats Society