“WHAT’S THE CRAIC?” FOR June 3, 2014
THE CRAIC SESSION IS AT MEG O’MALLEY’S!
Please join us on Tuesday, May 6th, between 5:00-6:30 P.M. at Meg O’Malley’s on the outside patio area. This is, as always, a time dedicated to Irish culture and heritage. This upcoming session will feature a presentation W.B. Yeats, Irish poet and playwright. Despite his Anglo-Irish upbringing, Yeats was an outstanding Irish poet and one of the foremost literary figures of the 20th century. A pillar of both the Irish and British Literary establishments, Yeats was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival. Together with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn, and others, Yeats assisted in the founding of Abbey Theatre and served as its chief during its early years. In 1983, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature as the first Irishman so honored. At that time, the Nobel Committee described Yeats’ writings as, “…inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation.”
During the Craic Session, Greg Seán Canning will discuss his early life, romances and marriage, and literary style, as well as his role in Irish nationalism.
It is our hope that you will find this session quite informative. Greg Sean’s presentation will be based on the article, “William Butler Yeats“, which is posted on the aohflorida.org website. Once there, go to the Cultural Tab in the top Green Menu Bar. Click the Cultural Tab and choose the “Irish Culture and Holidays” subtitle. Once there, the article is located under the “Irish Culture” subsection.