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“In His Own Words: Who and When was St. Patrick?”
The Irish Literary & Historical Society is pleased to welcome Daniel Melia, Professor of Rhetoric and Celtic Studies, University of California, Berkeley.. He will talk about the historical St. Patrick—who he really was and when he lived—through a close examination of Patrick’s own writings. Daniel Melia received his B.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He has been teaching at UC Berkeley since 1972 and has lectured and published extensively both in the United States and abroad. A reception will follow the presentation. This event is free for ILHS members, $5 suggested donation for visitors, 7:30pm United Irish Cultural Ctr, 2700 45th Ave, San Francisco (Saint Francis Room)
Special offer for ILHS members
Current members of the Irish Literary & Historical Society are offered a limited number of free tickets to Butte, America: The Saga of a Hard Rock Mining Town on November 6th, 8pm Victoria Theatre 2961 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, limited to one ticket per individual membership, 2 per dual membership. Tickets must be reserved by Monday October 18th. Please call 650-235-6862 for availability.
The San Francisco Irish: 1950’s Immigrants and Their Legacy; An Oral History Project
The Crossroads Irish-American Festival is creating an oral archive about the history of the Irish and Irish-American communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. They are currently focusing outreach to men and women who emigrated in the 1950′s. If you or family members, friends, neighbors or colleagues could contribute to this archive, please contact Hillary Flynn at 415/810-3774 or email@example.com. For more information visit Crossroads Irish Amrican Festival Oral History Project
Cork Poets at San Francisco’s Litquake Literary Festival
Four Cork poets are in San Francisco to participate in the Litquake Literary Festival. Their trip is funded and organized by the Munster Literature Centre with grants from Culture Ireland and the twinning committee of Cork City Council. They will be reading at Moe’s Books in Berkeley Oct 5th at 7:30pm and in the Liberties Bar in The Mission October 9th at 8:30pm For a complete schedule please visit the Litquake website
Readings by Gemma Whelan from her novel Fiona Stolen Child
Theater director, educator, and past ILHS speaker Gemma Whelan will be giving readings from her new novel, Fiona: Stolen Child in the Bay Area at the following locations:
Evergreen Valley College, San Jose Oct 20 (Wed) @ 12:30 PM
Books Inc, Mountain View Oct 20 (Wed) @ 7 PM
Diesel Books, Oakland Oct 21 (Thu) @ 7 PM
McNally’s Irish Pub, Oakland Oct 21 (Thu) @ 9:30 PM
Gallery Bookshop, Mendocino Oct 23 (Sat) @ 6:00 PM
Actors Reading Writers, Berkeley Oct 25 (Mon) @ 7 PM
A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland Oct 27 (Wed) @ 7 PM
Book Passage, Corte Madera Dec 12 (Sun) @ 4 PM
An evening with Roddy Doyle a huge success!
We raised over 10K for Ireland’s Fighting Words, the creative writing centre founded by Roddy Doyle. Roddy read from his latest short story, signed books and took time to chat with his many fans. The event was covered by the San Francisco Chronicle, in the Sept 22nd Social City column. it was a fantastic evening, many thanks to those who attended the event and for your generous donations to Fighting Words.