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The 15th Hopkins Summer School
Hopkins 2002 Festival

July 19 - 26
, 2002

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English poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote some of his finest poetry in Monasterevin, Ireland. Each year, a vibrant literary festival commemorates the poet's links with this Irish town. The GM Hopkins Society join with visitors, lovers of Hopkins's poetry to celebrate the vision of this poet on the web, and in Monasterevin.

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A themed literary festival
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Artists celebrate this theme.
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The 15th GM Hopkins Literary Festival,
takes place July 19 until 26, 2002,
HOPKINS and Otherness.
the Hopkins Literary Festival
has continued to grow, to renew itself.
A vibrant, Summer School
A holiday, festival atmosphere. Visit our Press Room .

Who comes to the Hopkins International Summer School?
The Summer School attracts all who join in a love of and interest in the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins: an eclectic mix of the academic, poet and layman! Also, special programme for Students.


The GM Hopkins International Literary Festival Artistic Director
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The Gerard Manley Hopkins International Literary Festival

Takes place, each year, at the end of July, in Monasterevin, IRELAND.

For 15 years, a voluntary committee of enthusiasts in a small town in Ireland have welcomed visitors from all over the world to celebrate poetry, art literature and in particular, the life and work of poet Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Internationally recognised Hopkins scholars and lovers of Hopkins poetry assemble each year in Monasterevin. Participants read favourite Hopkins poems in relaxed surroundings. Hopkins scholars share their insights. Artists celebrate Hopkins's artistic spirit.

Always, the poetry of GM Hopkins plays a central part in the Literary Festival, ensuring that focus is kept firmly on Hopkins's POETRY, rather than an over emphasis on theories.

July 19- 26, 2002
Poetry . . . Art . . . Music . . .Celebrate GM Hopkins, man and poet

Poetry Readings by an array of international and Irish Poets form an essential part of this literary Festival. Since Hopkins was interested in Art and Music, we also organise Art Exhibitions and Concerts. A highlight is always the Classical Music Concert held in the magnificent surroundings of Moore Abbey, one-time home of John McCormack and of course, a visit to Miss Cassidy's home, where Hopkins found a welcome retreat.

We also hold Poetry Competitions. But, fear not: all this happens in a festive, holiday ambiance ! Most visitors, like Hopkins, feel 'better for the delicious bog air of Monasterevin'.

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The GM HOPKINS Literary Festival

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Advance Programme for HOPKINS 2001 . . . and more


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Sculptor James McKenna and GM Hopkins
Who was James McKenna?
Graveside tribute to James McKenna
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14 years of lectures, papers, reflections and bibliographies on GM Hopkins poetry
will all soon be available. We are uploading lectures here

Selected Hopkins Reading List

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15th HOPKINS Literary Festival
Theme: Hopkins and Otherness
July 19th to 26th 2002
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