22nd Yeats Winter School, Sligo

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New thriller features “Yeats’ obsession with ghosts”

Yeats is the leading character in Anthony Quinn’s forthcoming mystery novel The Blood Dimmed Tide, published next month by No Exit Press. London at the dawn of 1918 and Ireland’s most famou s literary figure, WB Yeats, is immersed in supernatural investigations at his Bloomsbury

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Yeats’ Tower to re-open for 2015 Celebration?

Yeats’ famed tower of Thoor Ballylee has been closed for five years due to severe flood damage and lack of funding and oversight. Now a local group, The Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society, chaired by Senator Fidelma Healy Eame, has launched a campaign to fund the

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Jessica Greenbaum to judge 2015 Poetry Contest

The judge of the Society’s annual Poetry contest will be Jessica Greenbaum of Brooklyn. Jessica Greenbaum’s first book, Inventing Difficulty (Silverfish Review Press, 1998), won the Gerald Cable Book Award. Her second book, The Two Yvonnes (2012), was chosen by Paul Muldoon for the Princeton

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Poetryfest at Irish Arts Center, Nov. 7th-9th

November 7th-9th Poets who’ve taken part in the Yeats Summer School are among ten who will read and discuss their works in sessions Friday at 8 p.m. (participants read their favorite poems); Saturday at 2 p.m. (Miriam Gamble and Adam Fitzgerald), 4 p.m. (Leontia Flynn

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Holiday Party, December 15th

Monday December 15th 6-10 PM At the National Arts Club Cash bar and social with music from 6 p.m., dinner at 7:30. $55 reception and dinner, or $15 for reception only, if your check is in our mailbox at the club by December 12; both

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THE LAND OF HEART’S DESIRE Oct. 22nd.

October 22nd, 7PM — The Land of Heart’s Desire A staged reading, with music and dance, of Yeats’s play, directed by Don Creedon, choreographed by Toby Armour. This is the first of Yeats’s plays ever to be performed publicly. Mary comes into the home of

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YEATS AND AFTERWORDS Book Launch

October 16th, 6 PM — Yeats and Afterwords In that book from University of Notre Dame Press, twelve distinguished scholars explore how, for Yeats, words are always “afterwords.” We launch the book with a talk by its editors, Marjorie Howes, author of Yeats’s Nations: Gender,

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Screening Friday September 19th

September 19th, 7 PM Seamus Heaney—Postscript and The Writing in the Sky, award winning film documentaries about two of Ireland’s most respected Irish writers, Seamus Heaney and Dermot Healy, both of whom died last year. Being presented for the first time in America by NYU

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Theatre Party Thursday, Sept. 18th

September 18th 9PM Theater Party: Waiting for IKEA : The first show in the history of the Dublin Fringe Festival to sell out in advance, this play was described by Irish Theatre Magazine as “sharp and laugh-out-loud funny.” Meet Chrissie and Jade who spend their

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