Celtic Reading Club
Event Date: Third Thursday of the month, starting March 19, 2015 (No meeting in September)
Limited to 15 spaces – Call 610-868-9599 to reserve your seat
The Celtic Cultural Alliance is starting a Celtic Reading Club. This group will be devoted to reading and discussing different works of Celtic Literature.
The Theme for 2015 will be ancient to modern literature. We will be delving into selections of mythology and other ancient texts and then transition into modern literature that delves into similar themes and stories. We will begin with ancient mythical material from six of the Celtic Nations: Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Cornwall, and Brittany. We will first look at tales of early Celtic heroes and later examine how they are introduced again in modern literature.
March 19th-- Chronicles of the Celts--Peter Beresford Ellis
April 16th --Deirdre of the Sorrows--Anonymous and J.M. Synge
May 21st --Tales of Patrick and Sweeney Astray--Anonymous and Seamus Heaney
June 18th --The Celtic Twilight Selected poems by William Butler Yeats
July 16th --The Irish Literary Theater: Cathleen ni Houlihan--William Butler Yeats, Riders to the Sea--J. M. Synge, and The Rising of the Moon--Lady Gregory
August 20th --Dancing at Lughnasa--Brian Friel