President, Poets and People celebrate a great birthday
Yeats Society Sligo celebrated the 60th birthday of its Yeats International Summer School in 2019. It was a momentuous achievement, especially as it is now the longest running literary school in the world. And it retains its independence, ensuring support from a wide range of colleges, universities, lecturers and students.
The School has provided unforgettable memories for visitor across the decades. It has supported and encouraged writers, academics and poets and it retains its authentic links with the landscape and people of Sligo. As part of this landmark occasion, we invited local, national and international figures to share with us their choice of Yeats poem. Sixty poems for sixty years with sixty people.
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Warwick Gould’s Speech at the Opening of 60th school:WarwickGould2019speech