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

Charles Armstrong

Co-Director of The Yeats International Summer School. He is the author of Reframing Yeats: Genre, Allusion and History (Bloomsbury, 2013).

Ronald Schuchard

Goodrich C. White Professor of English and Irish Studies, Emeritus, Emory University, is the author of The Last Minstrels: Yeats and the Revival of the Bardic Arts.

Doireann Ní Ghríofa

She is the author of five critically acclaimed books of poetry, exploring birth, death, desire, and domesticity. Her first prose book A Ghost in the Throat is published by Tramp Press.

Knocknarea Walk

A highlight of the Yeats Summer School, a walk to the top of Knocknarea, to Queen Medb’s Cairn overlooking Strandhill.

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