Calendar

9:30 am
Lecture: Charles Armstrong ‘The abounding glittering jet’ Yeats, the Romantics and natura naturans Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
Yeats Building
11:15 am
Lecture: Katherine Ebury 11.15am ‘Science, The Occult and Irish Drama’ Ghostly Light in Yeats and Beckett Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
Yeats Building
2:30 pm
Poet Critics Roundtable Open to the Public Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
The Methodist Church, Wine St, Sligo
5:00 pm
The shovels / work like oars rowing the dead man / from this world to the next Though Dermot Healy’s first collection, The Ballyconnell Colours, appeared in 1992 his first poems dated from twenty years …
Yeats Building
8:00 pm
Three poets read at the Methodist Hall 8pm. Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
The Methodist Church, Wine St, Sligo
9:30 am
Lecture: Kelly Sullivan ‘Yeats’s Birds’ Taming Wild Ecology Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
Yeats Building
11:15 am
Lecture: Justin Quinn ‘WBY and End of the World’ Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
Yeats Building
1:15 pm
Lunchtime drama: Curlew Theatre: The Loves of Lady Gregory €6 Admission|€12 includes lunch Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
Yeats Building
9:30 am
Lecture: Fran Brearton ‘Trees Suffering’ Yeats’ Arcadian Recourses Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
Yeats Building
11:15 am
Lecture: Peter McDonald ‘Early Yeats’s Lake Isles’ Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here  http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/  
Yeats Building
9:30 am
Lecture: Claire Lynch ‘Not for publication now, if ever’: Yeats and the Ethics of Autobiography Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
Yeats Building
11:15 am
Lecture: Hugh Haughton The Poet in the Gallery: Yeats and Auden Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here http://www.yeatssociety.com/yiss/2018-programme/
Yeats Building

Sponsors

Welcome to this, the seventh Tread Softly festival. This is a programme of events inspired by the work of the Yeats brothers, Jack and William, and the landscape and stories that inspired them in County Sligo.

Highlights of this year’s programme include the launch of a new free literary broadsheet The Cormorant; an outdoor production at Hazelwood House of Yeats’ last play Purgatory by Blue Raincoat Theatre Company; Walking Birds’ Mountain, a collaboration between 13 visual and literary artists responding to the myths associated with Da En on the shores of Lough Gill; songwriter Johnny Duhan performing at Hawk’s Well Theatre; newly added portraits Yeats; A Portrait of a Family to the Model’s collection; and invited artists responding to WB Yeats’ poem An Irish Airman Foresees His Death at Hamilton Gallery.
Also included here is the programme from the Yeats International Summer School that features recent winner of the International Dublin Literary Award, Mike McCormack; the posthumous launch of Dermot Healy’s Collected Poems; Leontia Flynn reading; and a play and discussion on One Hundred Years of Suffrage. Other features are To the Waters and the Wild, a series of guided walks throughout the county.
We are also pleased to announce collaborations between the Beckett Festival in Enniskillen and also the Heaney Centre in Bellaghy, Derry. The first of these collaborations sees Three Billboards (or more) a cross border collaboration featuring the works of WB Yeats and Samuel Beckett.
We hope there is something here for you and your family to enjoy!

Tread Softly…Team

The seventh Tread Softly… festival is programmed in partnership with Blue Raincoat Theatre Company, Hawk’s Well Theatre, The Model, and Sligo County Council in conjunction with the 59th International Yeats Summer School.

Acknowledgement. Thank you to all our sponsors.

in association with Sligo County Council , Fáilte Ireland, and The Wild Atlantic Way.
For more information on the Wild Atlantic Way visit www.wildatlanticway.com