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Poetry Evening: Reflecting on Poems by David Whyte

October 9, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“What if the world is holding its breath - waiting for you to take the place that only you can fill?”

David Whyte

Join us a we explore and reflect on the following poems by David Whyte:

  • Start Close In
  • Santiago
  • Finisterre
  • Sligo Glen: Walking Into Silence
  • Sligo Glen: Walking Out of Silence




David Whyte: Poet, Author, Lecturer

David Whyte lives in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. His mother was from Waterford Ireland, and his father from Yorkshire in England. He spent the early part of his life among the hills and valleys of Yorkshire. He attributes his poetic interest to both the songs and poetry of his mother’s Irish heritage and to the landscape of West Yorkshire. He has a degree in marine zoology from Bangor University.  In his early years he worked as a naturalist and lived in the Galapagos Islands.  He led anthropological and natural history expeditions in the Andes, the Amazon and the Himalayas.

He moved to the United States in 1981 and began a career as a poet and speaker in 1986.  He has written seven volumes of poetry and four books of prose.

David, is an Associate Fellow at Said Business School at the University of Oxford and holds honorary doctorates from Neumann College in Pennsylvania and Royal Roads University in Victoria, British Columbia.

For more than twenty years, he has been developing a body of work and a series of seminars focused on the conversational nature of leadership in today’s world. He brings a unique and important contribution to our understanding of the nature of individual and organizational change, particularly through his unique perspectives on Conversational Leadership.

Venue: Solas Bhride Centre.

Time: 7.30 p.m.—9.00 p.m.

Admission: €10.00 (incl. Tea/coffee)

List of poems on website: www.solasbhride.ie


October 9, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Solas Bhride Centre
Tully Road
Kildare Town, Co. Kildare Ireland
+353 (0)45 522890


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