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Yeats at Country Choice

February 201601st

20:00 Country ChoiceCommunity, Arts, Education

Yeats at Country Choice

Come and celebrate Lá Féile Bríde at Country Choice Nenagh, on Monday 1st February at 8pm, and hear a fascinating talk on Yeats and his famous poem “Easter 1916” given by Margaret Mills Harper.

Harper, who is Glucksman Professor in Contemporary Writing in English at the University of Limerick, will give the audience an insight into the intense literary and personal world of Yeats and his interpretation of the circumstances and consequences of the Rising. She will focus on the poem that, more than any other work, gave meaning to the events for many people in Ireland and around the since childhood. She researches and teaches 20th- and 21st-century Irish and world literature in English, especially poetry. She currently serves as President of the International Yeats Society and has just completed a term as Director of the Yeats International Summer School.

In 2015, she was part of Yeats 2015, a Government-sponsored initiative that gathered together hundreds of events honouring and extending the goals of Yeats for Irish culture in Ireland and around the world.

Prof. Harper will welcome audience participation on the evening.


Harper is a native of the United States but has spent time in Ireland
Margaret will be joined by Alla Kononova, a PhD candidate from Russia. Alla researches links between modern and contemporary Irish and Russian

poetry. She is also an accomplished musician and singer.

This promises to be a unique and fascinating evening in the intimate setting of the loft at Country Choice, generously sponsored by Mary and Peter Ward.

Call 06732596 if you would like to attend .

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