Sep 20, 2013
We have been working hard all summer to bring you our brand new website, the new home for The Yeats Society and The Yeats International Summer School under one roof! We hope you like our new look and welcome any feedback you might have for us.
Apart from all information and updates relating to both The Yeats Society and The Yeats Summer School now living under a single roof, you can now also book your place on next year's summer school directly from our site. Select from the full programme or a single week and book your place on the poetry workshop. Your deposit payment will be made via PayPal (you do not need to have a PayPal account to make the payment but can simply enter credit card details at checkout) and balance payments will be requested via email at a later stage.
Our detailed listing of lecturer bios for next year's summer school will give you a great insight into the high academic standard of our programme. The list makes for exiting reading and we are honoured to be able to welcome lecturers from Ireland, the UK, Norway, Belgium and all across the US in 2014.
A special summer school programme page will offer an easy overview of lectures, seminars and evening activities throughout the two weeks. This will be made available over the coming months as the full programme is being finalised.
Our Yeats Society Calendar lists all upcoming events, incl. gallery exhibitions, meetings of the Poetry Circle, Young Yeats and anything else happening at the Society. You can also see a mini calendar at all times in the footer of each page. Simply hover over any date to see what's on!
We are not stopping at events hosted by The Yeats Society alone, but on our main Events page, you will find links to other Yeats events happening in and around Sligo. Festivals like Tread Softly and Yeats Day as well as theatre plays, exhibitions and music events with a Yeats theme will be listed here for your convenience with links to other sites that will help you find even more Yeats-themed events around the country.
We have introduced a new section all about W.B. Yeats, his family and wider circle. This will be a great starting point for users who are new to the poet and his work and we will continue to develop its content.
There are new video and podcast listing pages for both the society and the summer school. Over time, we will be uploading and linking to more content here, especially after we have made our way through all the new materials we gathered during this year's summer school!
Becoming a member of The Yeats Society is now easier than ever with our simply online application form and payment. No more need to request forms and posting these back. Become a member from as little as €25 per annum and enjoy benefits such as free lectures at the Summer School, Winter School discounts, regular newsletters and more.
Now you can enjoy the Yeats Society website responsively optimised for your mobile devices. No need to pinch and zoom but rather comfortable reading no matter how you access our site!