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Celebrating Yeats at Edinburgh International Book Festival

August 16, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In Praise of WB Yeats

Sun 16 Aug 11:00am – 12:00pm

Royal Bank of Scotland Garden Theatre

It’s 150 years since the birth of W B Yeats, but the great poet’s ideas still resonate powerfully around the world. Today we welcome two poets to share verse by Yeats as well as new poems inspired by his ideas: Scot Robert Crawford and Paula Meehan from Ireland. They are joined by the Irish Ambassador to the UK, Dan Mulhall, a lifelong scholar of Yeats and a passionate advocate for his work.