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Yeats International Summer School 2019

July 25 - August 2

Location: Sligo - Ireland

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In 2019, the 60th Yeats International Summer School will take place in Sligo between 25th July – 2nd August.

Directors Professor Matthew Campbell and Professor Lauren Arrington 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.


A week-long workshop for (full-time) Summer School Students.
Selected Professors lead a group comprising up to 15 students on a chosen Yeats theme.

Students will be asked to select their chosen Seminar theme in due course.

Seminar Dates:

Monday 29th 2:30-4pm: Seminar 1
Tuesday 30th 2:30-4pm: Seminar 2
Wednesday 31st 2:30-4pm: Theatre Roundtable, chaired by Alexandra Poulain (open to the Public)
Thursday 1st 2:30-4pm: Seminar 3
Friday 2nd 2:30-4pm: Seminar 4

Seminar Choices:

Leaders: Theme:
Seminar A

Seminar B

Seminar C

Seminar D

Seminar E

Meg Harper

Paul Muldoon

Rob Doggett

Stephanie Burt

Tom Walker

The Ocult

The Wild Swans at Coole

Early Poems


Irish Poetry After Yeats

Poetry Workshop

The host for the 2019 Summer School Poetry Workshop is Irish poet and critic Caitríona O’Reilly.

Saturday 27th 1- 4pm & Sunday 28th 10- 4pm at the Yeats Building Sligo.
* Note: you will be asked to provide up to 3 samples of your work to be reviewed.

Fee is €120 (not included in Summer School fees) Booking required in advance as spaces are limited to 15 students.

Full programme of events available here.

Low cost accommodation can be booked through the Yeats Society.

A number of scholarships for tuition are available. Further details and deadlines announced soon.


July 25
August 2
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County Sligo


Sligo, Ireland
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