Summer School Programme

60th Yeats International Summer School: July 25th-2nd August 2019


Caitriona Yeats


Directors Professor Matthew Campbell (University of York)
and Professor Lauren Arrington (Maynooth University)

Full list of lecturers and readers here.


Registration takes place at the Yeats Memorial Building, Douglas Hyde Bridge, on Thursday 25th July from 11am.

Programme of Events

Below is the programme for all events open to the public.
Full time Summer School students will also attend a week long seminar as well as a couple of additional events to be announced.


A week-long workshop for (full-time) Summer School Students.
Selected Professors lead a group comprising up to 15 students on a chosen Yeats theme.

Students will be asked to select their chosen Seminar theme in due course.

Seminar Dates:

Monday 29th 2:30-4pm: Seminar 1
Tuesday 30th 2:30-4pm: Seminar 2
Wednesday 31st 2:30-4pm: Theatre Roundtable, chaired by Alexandra Poulain (open to the Public)
Thursday 1st 2:30-4pm: Seminar 3
Friday 2nd 2:30-4pm: Seminar 4

Seminar Choices:



Seminar A

Seminar B

Seminar C

Seminar D

Seminar E

Meg Harper

Paul Muldoon

Rob Doggett

Stephanie Burt

Tom Walker

The Occult

The Wild Swans at Coole

Early Poems


Irish Poetry After Yeats

Poetry Workshop

The host for the 2019 Summer School Poetry Workshop is Irish poet and critic Caitríona O'Reilly.

Saturday 27th 1- 4pm & Sunday 28th 10- 4pm at the Yeats Building Sligo.
* Note: you will be asked to provide up to 3 samples of your work to be reviewed.

Fee is €120 (not included in Summer School fees)

Booking required in advance as spaces are limited to 15 students.
For queries, contact

Eventbrite - Poetry Workshop with Caitríona O'Reilly - Yeats International Summer School 2019

For more information Contact the Yeats Society