The Lowell Humanities Series at Boston College welcomes back to campus internationally renowned and award-winning novelist and writer Colm Tóibín. Colm’s lecture is entitled “The Knowledge and the Power: Writing and Violence", and focuses on violence, literature and political change, while also addressing Yeats's response to the Easter 1916 Rebellion. He will also read from his short novel in progress, a version of the Clytemnestra legend.
Since its foundation in 1957, the Lowell Humanities Series has brought distinguished writers, artists, performers and scholars to Boston College, among them Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot, Maya Angelou, Robert Penn Warren, Susan Sontag, Seamus Heaney, Gish Gen and Zadie Smith.
Part of the Literature Programme devised by Poetry Ireland and supported by Culture Ireland as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.