Nobel Prize Laureate Seamus Heaney To Read His Poetry at Hunter
What could you have in common with Broadway star Gabriel Byrne, movie star Liam Neeson, and rock star Bono? Seamus Heaney! They all love the Irish Nobel Prize Laureate's poetry - and now you have what may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear him read his poems to you. He's coming to Hunter College on April 21 at 6:30pm in the Assembly Hall.
Seamus Heaney grew up on a farm in County Derry where one of his favorite chores was to build the haystacks on the harvesting wagon. He went to a Catholic high school where he learned Latin and Greek and played soccer. He lived through the years of violence between Catholics and Protestants and wrote about the suffering that he witnessed in which, in his words, "Machine-gun posts defined a real stockade." But he also writes because "I rhyme/ To see myself, to set the darkness echoing." We already have 600 reservations, so join the stars and RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.772.4007.
The hall is filling fast and you don't want Gabriel Byrne to get your seat.