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Yeats Day Talks Pollexfen House – Sligo

June 13, 2015 @ 2:00 pm

2pm, Prof. Margaret Mills Harper

‘Yeats and the Power of the Imagination’

Margaret Mills Harper is Glucksman Professor of Contemporary Writing in English at the University of Limerick. She is the author of The Aristocracy of Art: Joyce and Wolfe and Wisdom of Two: The Spiritual and Literary Collaboration of George and WB Yeats and is the Director of the Yeats International Summer School.

4pm, Dr. Keith Hopper

‘A Sense of Place WB Yeats and The Lake Isle of Innisfree’

A native of Sligo town, Keith currently teaches Literature and Film Studies for Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education, and is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Irish Studies at St Mary’s University, London. This talk will outline the origins and evolution of The Lake Isle of Innisfree.

6pm, Conor Brady

‘Mr Yeats Assists the Police with their Inquiries; A journey into the criminal underworld of 1880s Dublin.’

Conor Brady is author of the Joe Swallow crime novels, set in Dublin in the 1880s. Brady was editor of The Irish Times from 1986 to 2002. He is a weekly columnist with The Sunday Times.

Admission Free


June 13, 2015
2:00 pm
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Pollexfen House
Wine Street
Sligo, Ireland
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