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Saturday, 6 October 2018 
Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1
Tickets: Free, register for a place in advance

Hosted by Poetry Ireland, the Missing Voices Seminar is an exploration of issues raised in relation to the Irish poetic canon and specifically with the issue of ‘Missing Voices: Irish Women Poets of the 18th-20th Centuries’. With presentations on poets running throughout the day, the seminar will culminate with a panel discussion chaired by poet and The Irish Times poetry critic John McAuliffe, a poetry reading with actor Eleanor Methven and a closing reception.

10.30am–12.45pm Session A: History
Chair: Maria Johnston
Olivia Elder 1735-1780 – Andrew Carpenter
Ellen Taylor – Sarah Prescott
Dorothea Herbert 1767-1829 – Bernadette Gallagher
Emily Lawless 1845-1913 – Sean Hewitt
Eva Gore-Booth 1870-1926 – Erin Cunningham

12.45–2pm Lunch

2.15-3.15pm Session B: Publishing & Audience
Chair: Conor Linnie
Patricia Avis Murphy 1928-1977 – Meiert Avis
Lynda Moran 1948- – Kenneth Keating
Florence Mary Wilson 1874-1946 – Carol Baraniuk
Blanaid Salkeld – 1880-1959 – Michelle O’Sullivan
Freda Laughton 1907-nd – Jaclyn Allen

3.15-3.30pm: Coffee/tea

3.30-4.30pm: Session C: Gender & Class
Chair: Lucy Collins
Madge Herron 1915-2002 – Jane Robinson
Angela Greene 1936-1997 – Susan Connolly
Cathleen O’Neill – Emma Penney
Lola Ridge 1873-1941 – Tara McEvoy

4.30pm: Panel discussion followed by Q&A
Chair: John McAuliffe
‘Looking Forward’ with Fran Bearton, Aifric Mac Aodha and Kathy Darcy

5.30-6.00pm: Poetry reading & closing reception
With actor Eleanor Methven

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