Yeats International Summer School

An engaging event that integrates an academic programme of lectures and seminars with poetry readings and cultural events.

To my father, Sligo was home. Sligo was his initial literary inspiration, and the real importance of the Summer School has been to intermingle its academic activities with the haunting beauty of the Sligo countryside. Only in the ‘Yeats Country’ could such a venture have been considered.

Michael Yeats August 1990

Yeats International Summer School 2020

Directors Lauren Arrington and Charles Armstrong will present an intriguing programme that follows in the fine Summer School tradition of offering a unique learning experience through the sharing of ideas and opinions, during both the formal and informal events of the programme.

Highlights of the Yeats International Summer School 2020

Lauren Arrington

Co-Director of The Yeats International Summer School. She is currently writing Yeats, Pound, and Late Modernism in Mussolini’s Italy for Oxford University Press.

Roy Foster

A well known commentator and critic. Author of The Apprentice Mage 1865-1914 and guest speaker at the 61st Yeats International Summer School.

Martin Dyar

Irish Poet and winner of The Patrick Kavanagh Award will be giving a Poetry Workshop as part of this years Yeats Summer School programme.

Rose of Innisfree

A highlight of the Yeats Summer School, experience some of the most spectacular scenery spoken so fondly of by the poet WB Yeats.

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