The T. S. Eliot Estate and the Abbey Theatre present

The T. S. Eliot Lecture

23 October 2022

Booking Information

Date: 23 October

Time: 6pm

Running Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes 

Tickets: €13 – €40




The seventh lecture in a series inspired by T. S. Eliot’s impact on modern literature.

The 2022 T. S. Eliot Lecture returns to the Abbey Stage on 23 October.

The T. S. Eliot Lecture has been presented at the Abbey Theatre since 2016. Inspired by Eliot’s legacy, previous speakers include Paul Muldoon, Steven Pinker, Samantha Power, Sean Scully, Edna O’Brien and Es Devlin.

In 2022, the centenary year of the publication of Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’, the lecture will be delivered by writer Sally Rooney, with a reading from Denise Gough and an in-conversation with Anne Enright.  The event will be introduced by writer Mark O’Connell.




Sally Rooney  

Sally Rooney is the author of Conversations with Friends, Normal People and Beautiful World, Where Are You. All three of her novels have been international bestsellers and her work is translated into over 40 languages. Her first two novels have been adapted as television series for the BBC. In 2022, TIME magazine named her among the 100 most influential people in global culture. She lives and works in County Mayo, Ireland, where she was born. 


Digital Programme 

For more information on the show, download the digital programme here.

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