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The Second Coming Centenary
November 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The National Library of Ireland, in partnership with Yeats Society Sligo, Ireland, is hosting a special virtual event to mark the 100th anniversary of the poem “The Second Coming” by WB Yeats.
Join us on Friday, 13 November at 7pm for an evening of discussion and #poetry readings.
🎟 Register here: http://ow.ly/ZxTk50CcbHr
Sandra Collins, Director of the National Library of Ireland will introduce the evening. Special guest, The Ambassador of Ireland to United States and Honorary President of Yeats Society Sligo, Daniel Mulhall (Embassy & Consulates of Ireland USA) will give a talk on the poem and its relevance today. This will be followed by a short interview with Susan O’Keeffe, Director of Yeats Society Sligo.
Jessica Traynor, Yeats Society Sligo’s poet in residence will read her new poem Forecast which was written as a C21st response to “The Second Coming”. The poem has been published in a short book, along with other responses, by Yeats Society Sligo.
Actor Sam McGovern will read the poem at the start of the event and actor, Barry McGovern will close the evening reading his interpretation of the poem. This father and son combination will represent cross generational interpretations of the poem.