Favourite WB Yeats poems revealed at 150th anniversary event

Prominent Irish academics, journalists, politicians and writers will reveal their favourite WB Yeats poems at a special event to mark the 150th anniversary of the poet’s birth.

Organised by the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies, and chaired by Dr Frank Shovlin, the event will feature a panel discussion with contributions from BBC Special Correspondent, and Professorial Fellow, Fergal Keane; Ireland’s Ambassador to London, HE Daniel Mulhall and high profile Irish poets, Tom French and Martin Dyar.

Acting Institute Director and Head of Department, Dr Shovlin said: “The Institute is delighted to host this high profile event to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of one of Ireland’s greatest poets.”

Each guest will reveal their favourite WB Yeats poem and discuss how Yeats impacted on their lives, and on literature worldwide.

The event takes place on Wednesday 6 May in the Eleanor Rathbone Building’s Eleanor Rathbone Theatre, from 6pm. Tickets are free but booking is essential. Please email dorothy@liv.ac.uk

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