Saturday, June 13 at 7:30PM at the Carlos Museum of Emory University in Atlanta GA.
“Here Still/Still Here,” a 150th Birthday Celebration of the Life and Work of W.B. Yeats
June 13, 1865 marks the birthday 150 years ago of the Irish poet W.B. Yeats. In honor of that occasion, the Irish Consulate of Atlanta under Consul General Paul Gleeson is partnering with the W.B. Yeats Foundation’s James W. Flannery to organize a gala program of poetry, music, song, drama and stories featuring some of Atlanta’s leading artistic and academic figures, including:
Former poet laureates Natasha Tretheway (US) and David Bottoms (Georgia)
Musicians Joseph Sobol and Kathy Cowan performing excerpts from their award-winning musical, “In the Deep Heart’s Core.”
Selections from Yeats’s comic dance play, The Cat and the Moon, performed by members of the Atlanta Irish theater company, Aris
Selections and commentary on Yeats’s life and work by noted Yeats scholars Ron Schuchard, Geraldine Higgins, and James Flannery of Emory University
Host of the program is Paul Gleeson, Consul General of Ireland. The program is produced by James W. Flannery, Director of the W.B. Yeats Foundation of Atlanta and former Executive Director of the Yeats International Theatre Festival at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.
Geraldine Higgins, Director of the Irish Studies Program of Emory University, has curated a display of Yeats material selected from the Irish collection housed in Emory’s Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library. An exhibition of photographs related to Yeats’ work by Irish artist Alan MacWeeney will be on view beginning at 6 pm in the John Howett Works on Paper Gallery on Level One.
Capacity will be limited for this remarkable event. For further information and to secure a reservation please contact the Irish Consulate c/o Sondra.Reed@dfa.ie or 404-554-4980 before Friday May 29th.
For further information visit MICHAEL C. CARLOS MUSEUM
July 20: GreatStory Salon Series – In The Deep Heart’s Core – 814 Broadway, NYC. Information & RSVP: 212-674-3479