The Writing Irish of New York: A Book Launch

With Malachy McCourt, Dan Barry, Colin Broderick, and other special guests


Free. RSVP necessary.

Thu, Dec 6, 2018



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Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019


Presented in association with Lavender Ink
with after party and book signing 

"This collection of essays and remembrances is bursting at the seams with talent" —TJ English

Celebrate the official New York launch of The Writing Irish of New York, a collection of original essays and remembrances by Colum McCann, Billy Collins, Luanne Rice, Malachy McCourt and many others who provide personal accounts of how generations of Irish authors found their voice in the Big Apple. 

Peter Quinn, Malachy McCourt, Honor Molloy, Maura Mulligan, and Colin Broderick will read excerpts from the book, followed by a conversation with Writing Irish editor Broderick moderated by Quinn. Book signing, live music performed by Billy and Brendan Ryan of Ryan Bros Music, and after-party sponsored by Lot18 to follow.

$5 glasses of wine courtesy of Lot18 will be available for purchase at the bar, with all proceeds going to the Irish humanitarian and poverty relief organization Concern Worldwide.

Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Howard Gilman Foundation; Tourism Ireland; the Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Adrian Brinkerhoff Poetry Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Arnhold Foundation; the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; Northern Ireland Bureau; Invest NI; CIE Tours International; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; and thousands of generous donors like you.


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