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W. B. Yeats Festival
January 27, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - January 28, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
For the Ear Alone: A Festival In Honor of William Butler Yeats
Wednesday & Thursday, Jan. 27 & 28
ETSU’s Department of Literature and Language, Department of Communication and Performance’s Storytelling Program and Mary B. Martin School of the Arts are celebrating the 86th anniversary of Yeats’ death and 150th anniversary of the Irish poet and dramatist’s birth, with a two-day series of events, “For the Ear Alone: A Festival in Honor of W.B. Yeats.” “For the Ear Alone” will feature five events – some free, some ticketed – including two stage performances, panel discussions and a poetry slam.
Wednesday, Jan. 27
3:30 p.m. – “W.B. Yeats and the Poetic Drama,” panel discussion, Reece Museum, ETSU. Free.
7 p.m. – Coole Lady: The Extraordinary Life of Lady Gregory w/Joan McCready, Culp Auditorium. Tickets required.
Thursday, Jan. 28
3:30 p.m. – “Yeats and Contemporary Poetry,” panel discussion, Reece Museum. Free.
7 p.m. – In the Deep Heart’s Core: A Mystic Cabaret from the works of W. B. Yeats w/ Joseph Sobol, Kathy Cowan, Lee Bidgood, Robbie Link, Dominic Aquilino and Clara Ray Burrus, Culp Auditorium. Tickets required.
9 p.m. – A Terrible Beauty Is Born: A Yeatsian Slam, Culp Auditorium. Free.