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3.12.2010

Check out the DC Irish Writer's Festival! Now through March 15th!

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opening this thursday
the dc irish writers festival

11th - 15th march 2010

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other march events!
selected events
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and added events

march 5th - april 4th nevan lahart residency at noma

march 8th pinkline salon contra with nevan lahart

march 8th
solas nua book club
let the great world spin
by colum mccann

march 9th
fishamble: the new play company
forgotten by pat kinevane

march 10th - april 21st beginner irish language classes

march 11th - 28theverything between us by david ireland

11-13, 18-20 march at the annenberg center for the performing arts, philadelphia.

15-16 march at the alleyway theatre, buffalo.

23-28 march at flashpoint, dc.

march 17th
irish book day

march 17th at 8pmcraicdown part 2!

monday, march 22nd at 7pm
fishamble play reading series
monged
by gary duggan
directed by rex daugherty

march 29th at 7pm
irish popcorn! free irish films

the tiger's tail
directed by john boorman and starring brendan gleeson

beyond march...

april 1 - may 8, 2010
bart o'reilly
old lines from the luminous state

thursday, april 8th, 2010
lunchtime talk with artist bart o'reilly


confessionsmonday, april 12, 2010
solas nua book club

confessions of a fallen angel
by ronan o'brien

monday, april 19th 7pm
fishamble play reading series
noah and the tower flower
by sean mcloughlin
directed by linda murray


thursday, april 22nd
evening panel withbart o'reilly and selected critics on modern irish painting


monday, april 26th 7pm
irish popcorn! free irish films
cinegael paradiso

directed by robert quinn
starring bob quinn

holycitymay 10, 2010
solas nua book club

the holy city

by patrick mccabe

monday, may 17th 7pm
fishamble play reading series
the pride of parnell street
by sebastian barry
directed by des kennedy


monday, may 24th 7pm
irish popcorn! free irish films

a song for rebecca
directed by norah mcgettigan
starring gemma doorly

june 10 - july 3, 2010
the american premiere of
johnny meister + the stitch

by rosemary jenkinson
directed by des kennedy

truthlovejune 14, 2010
solas nua book club

the truth about love

by josephine hart

monday, june 21st 7pm
fishamble play reading series
rank
by robert massey
directed by colin hovde

monday, june 28th 7pm
irish popcorn! free irish films

tara road
directed by gillies mckinnon
starring andie macdowell

revelatorjuly 12, 2010
solas nua book club

john the revelator
by peter murphy

monday, july 19th 7pm
fishamble play reading series
strandline
by abbie spallen
directed by dan brick

monday, july 26th 7pm
irish popcorn! free irish films

when brendan met trudy
directed by kieron j. walsh
starring peter mcdonald

thursday, 11th march
nick laird and glenn patterson in conversation with chris agee

Nick Laird

the goethe institut at 8pm
812 7th street nw
metro: gallery place/chinatown
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sponsored by the northern ireland bureau, our opening night of the festival promises to be an exciting conversation about new writing in northern ireland punctuated by readings from nick laird and glenn patterson.

friday, 12th march
christine dwyer hickey

Christine Dwyer Hickey

the arts club of washington at 7pm
2017 i street nw
metro: foggy bottom
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christine dwyer hickey is the author of tatty, the gambler andlast train from liguria.

saturday, 13th march
claire kilroy

Claire Kilroy

busboys & poets at 4pm
1025 5th street nw
metro: mount vernon square
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claire kilroy is the author of all summer (winner of the rooney prize), tenderwire and all names have been changed.

saturday, 13th march
the yellow bittern: the life and times of liam clancy

The Yellow Bittern













the goethe institut at 8pm
812 7th street nw
metro: gallery place/chinatown

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a special screening of the yellow bittern - a new feature documentary from alan gilsenan about liam clancy, the man that bob dylan called "just the best ballad singer i'd ever heard in my whole life".

sunday, 14th march
chris agee


Chris Agee

busboys and poets at 4pm
1025 5th street nw
metro: mount vernon square
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chris agee is a poet and th
e editor of the irish pages.

sunday, 14th march
philip o ceallaigh


Philip O Ceallaigh

busboys and poets at 5.30pm
1025 5th street nw
metro: mount vernon square
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philip o ceallaigh is the author of notes from a turkish whorehouse and the pleasant light of day.

monday, 15th march
gerard donovan


Gerard Donovan

busboys and poets at 6.30pm
1025 5th street nw
metro: mount vernon square
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gerard donovan is the author of schopenhauer's telescope ( long-listed for the man booker prize) and julius winsome.

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