Yeats International Summer School

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

63rd Yeats International Summer School

‘Yeats and Company’

Thursday 28th July to Friday August 5th 2022

We are proud to announce the 63rd International Yeats Summer School,  happening in person, in Sligo

Patron – Caitríona Yeats

A message from the directors of the 63rd Yeats International Summer School

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School Fees

  • €675 – includes all lectures and all additional events at the School
  • €100 deposit – to secure your place (which will be deducted from the total fee. It is non-refundable.

Seminar Details

Seminars are available for Summer School Students ONLY

Eleanor Lybeck – “Yeats’s Performance Poetry”

Lucy McDiarmid – “The Irish Public Poem: Yeats, Heaney, Meehan, Bryce”

Ron Schuchard – “Early Poems, 1889-1904: The Wanderings of Oisin to In the Seven Woods”

Programme details:

Thursday, 28 July – Opening lecture: 

Ron Schuchard – “The Cabalist and the Catholics: Yeats’s Conflicted Spiritual Friendships with Johnson, Dowson, and others of the Tragic Generation.”, 6pm

Friday, 29 July:

Lucy Collins – “W. B. Yeats, his Sisters and their Books”, 9.15am

Charles I. Armstrong – “In the Company of Yeats: The Personality and Impersonality of his Style” 11.15am 

Saturday, 30 July:

Poetry Workshop: Moya Cannon, 11am – 4pm

Sunday, 31 July:

Poetry Workshop: Moya Cannon, 11am – 3pm

Poetry Reading: Moya Cannon, 8pm

Monday, 1 August:

Ashim Dutta – “Yeats and Tagore”, 9.15am

Lucy McDiarmid – “Yeatsian Masculinities” 11.15am

Seminar – 2pm – 4.30pm, Summer School Students only

Tuesday, 2 August:

Inés Bigot – “Yeats and Ninette de Valois” 9.15am

Eleanor Lybeck – “The Matter of Imperformance: The Theatre Worlds of Jack B. Yeats”, 11.15am

Seminar – 2pm – 4.30pm, Summer School Students only

Wednesday, 3 August:

Claire Connolly – “Yeats and Keats“, 9.15am

Chris Morash –  “…into the places we have left empty…’: Yeats as Theatre-Maker”, 11.15am

Seminar – 2pm – 4.30pm, Summer School Students only

Thursday, 4 August:

Emer Nolan – “Mapping the Revival: WBY, Mary Colum and Irish Literary Criticism” 9.15am

Adrian Paterson – “Social Medium: George Yeats, W.B. Yeats, and the Dead” 11.15am

Seminar – 2pm – 4.30pm, Summer School Students only

Friday, 5 August:

Ben Levitas – “Yeats and Lady Gregory”

Joseph Hassett – “Yeats and Joyce: Company and Comfort in the Telepathy of Archives”

Poetry Workshop details

The Yeats International Summer School is delighted to announce that this year’s poetry workshop will be hosted by renowned poet Moya Cannon.
Place numbers are limited and it is open to both summer school students and members of the public
Cost is €120, which includes entrance to Moya’s reading on Sunday evening, 8pm, July 31st.
Workshops will run – Saturday 11am to 4pm
                                        Sunday 11am – 3pm
Fee: €120 which includes Moya’s reading on Sunday night, July 31st.
A discount will be applied for Summer School students.
Booking is by email to
Moya has asked that those attending send two pieces of your work in advance of the workshop.

We are looking forward very much to a great Yeats International Summer School in 2022.

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Find out more about the Yeats Summer School

Highlights of the 62nd Yeats International Summer School 2021

Lauren Arrington

Co-Director of The Yeats International Summer School, Lauren is a literary critic and cultural historian. She is author of W.B. Yeats, the Abbey Theatre, Censorship, and the Irish State (Oxford University Press, 2010)

Charles Armstrong

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

Roy Foster

Roy Foster is the author of the two-volume authorised biography of W.B.Yeats, The Apprentice Mage, 1865-1914 and The Arch-Poet, 1914-1939. He is also a well known cultural commentator and critic.

Lucy Collins

Lucy is co-founder of the Irish Poetry Reading Archive. She is author of Contemporary Irish Women Poets: Memory and Estrangement (2015) 

Rose of Innisfree

The Rose of Innisfree Tourboat operates on the picturesque Lough Gill. Experience some of the most spectacular scenery, spoken so fondly of by the poet W.B.Yeats

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