Literature At Home With Irish Arts Center

At Home With Irish Arts Center: Why the moon travels by Oein DeBhairduin

The author in conversation with Deirdre Sullivan


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Tue, Sep 22, 2020




Presented by Skein Press in association with Irish Arts Center

This event takes place at 2pm EDT / 7pm IST

Celebrate the launch of Why the moon travels with author Oein DeBhairduin in conversation with Deirdre Sullivan. Why the moon travels is a collection of haunting tales rooted in the oral tradition of the Irish Traveller community, gathered by Oein throughout his childhood, retold in his lyrical style, and beautifully illustrated by Leanne McDonagh.

“[A] truly important book...extraordinary and deeply affecting.”—Sebastian Barry


Why the moon travels is available in Irish bookshops and from, who ship internationally.

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