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FALL 2016


 

Voices Carry - A Celebration of Irish Women Writing
Selected and arranged by Honor Molloy

Tuesday, December 6 | 7:30 PM

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The Letters of Samuel Beckett

with Colum McCann, Annabel Davis-Goff, Belinda McKeon, Colm Tóibín, and the Tesla Quartet

Presented in association with 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center

Monday, December 12 | 8:15 PM

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Muldoon's Picnic

with special guests Rosanne Cash, Peter Fallon, Janna Levin, Warren Malone, and Loudon Wainwright III

Monday, September 12 | 7:30 PM

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Understanding The Hunger

Co-presented by BAM and Irish Arts Center

Saturday, October 1 | 4:30 pm

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Rí Rá Children's Festival of Literature

Presented by Irish Arts Center and Children's Books Ireland

Sunday, October 2 | 11 AM - 4:15 PM

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Muldoon's Picnic

with special guests Len Graham Alice McDermott, Michael Robbins, Sean Wilentz, and Warren Zanes

Monday, October 10 | 7:30 PM

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Emma Donoghue

in conversation with Sheri Holman

Wednesday, October 12 | 7:30 PM

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PoetryFest

Curated by Nick Laird

Presented in association with Literary Hub, Glucksman Ireland House NYU, and Poetry Ireland

November 4 - 6

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Muldoon's Picnic

with special guests Nicholson Baker, The Lost Brothers, Mick Moloney, and Eileen Myles

Monday, November 14 | 7:30 PM

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Roger Rosenblatt

in conversation with Alice McDermott

Wednesday, November 30 | 7:30 PM

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SPRING 2016


 

Helen Vendler on Seamus Heaney

Thursday, January 28 | 6 pm - 9 pm

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Muldoon's Picnic

with special guests Glenn Patterson, Salman Rushdie, and Miracles of Modern Science

Monday, February 8 | 7:30 pm

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Belinda McKeon

Tuesday, February 16 | 7:30 pm

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Debut Voices with Sara Baume

Tuesday, March 8 | 7:30 pm

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Muldoon's Picnic

with special guests Laurie Anderson, Timothy Donnelly, Mark Mulcahy, and Cait O'Riordan

Monday, March 14 | 7:30 pm

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The Quartet: Stories, Poetry, and Dreams

March 15 & 16 | 7:30 pm

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6th Annual Irish Arts Center Book Day

Presented in association with New York City Council

Thurs, March 17 | 7 am until the books run out

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Twinsome Minds: Recovering 1916 in Images and Stories

Tuesday, March 22 | 7:30 pm

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Muldoon's Picnic

with special guests Anne Enright, AM Homes, and Yusef Komunyakaa

Monday, April 11 | 7:30 pm

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Michael Cunningham

As part of Pen, Paper and Palate

Monday, April 18 | 7:30 pm

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Ireland Rising

A Special Benefit Performance for Irish Arts Center

Friday, April 22 | 8 pm

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Granta: New Irish Writing

Wednesday, May 4 | 7 pm

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Louise Erdrich and Anne Enright

Presented by 92Y and Irish Arts Center

Thursday, May 12 | 8 pm

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Pen, Paper, and Palate
Eating for Health, Love, Sex, and Death

Moderated by Bill Yosses

Tuesday, May 31 | 7 pm

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William Doyle

Tuesday, June 7 | 7:30 pm

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Bloomsday on Broadway XXXV

Thursday, June 16 | 7 pm

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A Tribute to Frank McCourt

Sunday, June 26 | 7 pm

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FALL 2015




Muldoon's Picnic

with special guests Peter Carey, Maureen N. McLane. and Bill Payne

Monday, September 14 | 7:30 pm

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Rachel Moran

Tuesday, September 22 | 7:30 pm

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T.J. English

Tuesday, September 29 | 7:30 pm

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Jane Urquhart

Presented by Irish Arts Center in association with Consulate General of Canada in New York

Thursday, October 1 | 7:30 pm

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Rí Rá Children's Festival of Literature

Presented by Irish Arts Center and Children's Books Ireland

Sunday, October 4 | 11 am - 4 pm

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Muldoon's Picnic

with special guests Colum McCann, Michael Dickman, Dan Trueman, Damsel, Iarla Ó Lionáird, and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

Monday, October 12 | 7:30 pm

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Imagined Biographies

Gavin McCrea and Therese Anne Fowler in conversation, moderated by Julie Buntin

Presented by Irish Arts Center and Center for Fiction

Tuesday, October 20 | 7 pm

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PoetryFest

Curated by Belinda McKeon and Aengus Woods

Presented in association with Literary Hub
and Glucksman Ireland House - NYU

November 6 - 8

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Muldoon's Picnic

with special guests Nick Flynn, Colson Whitehead, Phil Robson, and Christine Tobin

Monday, November 9 | 7:30 pm

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Pen, Paper and Palate
France
Yesterday and Today

Tuesday, November 10 | 7 pm

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Kevin Barry

Monday, November 16 | 7:30 pm

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Joseph O'Neill

Wednesday, December 2 | 7:30 pm

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SPRING 2015



Muldoon's Picnic
with special guests Aoife O'Donovan, Robert Sullivan, Sam and Louise Sullivan, and Colm Tóibín

Monday, February 9 | 7:30 pm

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Richard Ford & Lorrie Moore

Presented in association with 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center

Thursday, February 12 | 8 pm

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Muldoon's Picnic
with Special Guests Kevin Barry, Michael Cerveris, Major Jackson, Asher Muldoon and Sammy Grob

Monday, March 9 | 7:30 pm

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5th Annual Irish Arts Center Book Day

Presented in association with New York City Council

Tuesday, March 17 | 7 am until the books run out

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Debut Voices with Colin Barrett

Presented by Irish Arts Center and Grove Atlantic in association with A Public Space and Stinging Fly

Tuesday, March 31 | 7:30 pm

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Francine Prose

As part of Pen, Paper and Palate

Tuesday, April 7 | 7:30 pm

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Muldoon's Picnic
with Special Guests Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Mary Karr, and Larry Kirwan

Monday, April 13 | 7:30 pm

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Norah Vincent's Adeline: A Novel of Virginia Woolf

Wednesday, April 15 | 7:30 pm

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On Elizabeth Bishop with Colm Tóibín

Presented in association with 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center

Sunday, April 19 | 11 am

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Pen, Paper and Palate: International Spies

with BBC host and Booker Prize judge Frank Delaney

Tuesday, April 21 | 7 pm

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Debut Voices with Mary Costello

Presented by Irish Arts Center and Farrar, Straus and Giroux in association with Stinging Fly

Wednesday, May 6 | 7:30 pm

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Anne Enright

Tuesday, May 12 | 7:30 pm

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Helen Vendler on Seamus Heaney

Presented in association with 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center

Wednesday, May 13 | 6 pm

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Robert Kelly & Sinéad Morrissey

Presented in association with 92Y Unterberg Poetry Center

Thursday, May 14 | 8:15 pm

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Dick Cavett

As part of Pen, Paper and Palate

Tuesday, June 2 | 7:30 pm

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Bloomsday on Broadway XXXIV

Tuesday, June 16

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DruidShakespeare Symposium at Fordham

Thursday, July 9 | 1 pm - 5 pm

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FALL 2014



Muldoon's Picnic
with Special Guests Zadie Smith, Nick Laird, & Aoife

Monday, September 8 | 7:30 pm

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Annie Mok
On Drawing Joyce

Tuesday, September 30 | 7:30 pm

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Mary Gordon

Thursday, October 2 | 7:30 pm

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Muldoon's Picnic
with Special Guests Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Pinsky, and Martin Hayes

Monday, October 13 | 7:30 pm

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Debut Voices
with Darragh McKeon

Tuesday, October 21 | 7:30 pm

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Debut Voices
with Eimear McBride

Thursday, October 30 | 7:30 pm

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PoetryFest

A three-day festival of contemporary poetry from both sides of the Atlantic

November 7-9

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Muldoon's Picnic
with Special Guest Rick Moody, Meghan O'Rourke, and Fay La Foe

Monday, November 10 | 7:30 pm

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Emma Donoghue and Ruth Rendell

Monday, November 17 | 8 pm

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Pen, Paper and Palate: Military Histories

with BBC host and Booker Prize judge Frank Delaney

Wednesday, November 19 | 7 pm

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Muldoon's Picnic
with Special Guests Tracy K. Smith, Stephen Rea, Neil Martin, Mark Mulcahy, and Patrick McCabe

Monday, December 8 | 7:30 pm

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SPRING 2014


Roddy Doyle

Wednesday, February 5 | 7 pm

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Irish Arts Center Political Cabaret 3.0

March 11-12 | 7:30 pm

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Irish Arts Center Book Day 2014

Monday, March 17 | 7 am until the books run out!

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Terry Golway

Tammany, Progressivism & the New York Irish

Tuesday, March 18 | 7:30 pm

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Pen, Paper and Palate: The Dish on Gossip

with BBC host and Booker Prize judge Frank Delaney

Wednesday, April 9 | 7 pm

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Johanna Lane

Tuesday, May 20 | 7:30 pm

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Edna O'Brien and Edward St. Aubyn

Thursday, May 29 | 8 pm

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Richard Ford

As part of Pen, Paper and Palate

Tuesday, June 3 | 7:30 pm

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Bloomsday on Broadway XXXIII

Monday, June 16 | 7 pm

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Dubliners: A Quartet

Saturday, June 28 | 7 pm
Sunday, June 29 | 4:30 pm

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FALL 2013



Playworks

Reading Series of New Plays

Wednesday, September 11 | 6 pm & 8 pm

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An Irish Arts Center Political Cabaret

September 30 and October 1 | 7:30 pm

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James Salter

with BBC host and Booker Prize judge Frank Delaney

Thursday, October 3 | 7:30 pm

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Kevin Barry

in conversation with Vanity Fair's Elissa Schappell

Wednesday, October 9 | 7:30 pm

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The "Walk" of the Town

Follow in the footsteps of The New Yorker writer Maeve Brenann

Extended Through October 27th!

October 26 & 27 | 2pm

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America's Most Wanted Gangster: Whitey Bulger

Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy in conversation with The New York Times' Dan Barry

Tuesday, October 29 | 7:30 pm

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Pen, Paper and Palate: Biographies of Note

with BBC host and Booker Prize judge Frank Delaney

Wednesday, November 6 | 7 pm
Doors Open at 6:30 pm

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Favorite Poems: In Tribute to Seamus Heaney

The welcome return of this intimate and special evening where IAC’s friends and special guests read a selection of well-known and personally-chosen best-loved poems.

Friday, November 15 | 8pm

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PoetryFest

A three-day festival of contemporary poetry from both sides of the Atlantic

Curated by Belinda McKeon and Aengus Woods

Presented in association with Poetry Ireland and Poetry Society of America

November 15 - 17

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Peter Quinn

HISTORY AND MYSTERY: THE MAKING of the FINTAN DUNNE TRILOGY

Tuesday, November 19 | 7:30 pm

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IAC Book Club as part of European Book Club

City of Bohane by Kevin Barry

This event has been postponed to Wednesday, December 18 at 7 pm due to inclement weather

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SPRING 2013



Vona Groarke
The Middle Kingdom

Thursday, February 28 | 7:30 pm

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An Irish Arts Center Political Cabaret

Featuring David McWilliams
with Paddy Cullivan and Special Guests

March 5-6 | 7:30 pm

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Black and White and Green: St. Patrick’s Day in Harlem

Tuesday, March 12 | 7 pm

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Irish Arts Center Book Day 2013

Friday, March 15 | Early morning until the books run out!

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An Evening in Celebration of William Kennedy

Thursday, April 11 | 7:30pm

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Pen, Paper and Palate

A Panel Discussion: Crime Writing and Outlaw Stories

Tuesday, May 14 | Doors Open 6:30 pm | Panel begins 7 pm

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Adapting the Novel: the Graphic Canon

Presented by Irish Arts Center and Seven Stories Press

Tuesday, June 4 | 7:30 pm

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Bloomsday on Broadway XXXII

Sunday, June 16 | 7 pm

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FALL 2012


An Evening with Christine Dwyer Hickey

Tuesday, September 25 | 7:30 pm

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PoetryFest

in association with
Poetry Society of America
and Poetry Ireland

November 2-4

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Two Roads Diverged

A dialogue on Irish and Black contributions to American Culture

Open Dialogue with Lenwood O. Sloan and Dr. Mick Moloney

September 18, October 24, November 7 | 7 pm

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An Evening with Molly McCloskey

Tuesday, November 13 | 7:30 pm

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Pen, Paper & Palate

A Celebration of Irish and American Culture

December 4 | 6:30 pm

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Contemporary Voices on Immigration

An Evening with Yvonne Cassidy and Reyna Grande

Tuesday, December 11 | 7:30 pm

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Talks & Readings

Enjoy live readings and conversations with leading figured in the arts, literature, politics, business and media and engage with the artists afterwards in the gallery for a reception and book signing.

 


Book Day

Our fifth annual Book Day in 2015 was a huge success thanks to the NYC Council and volunteers across the city.

Interested in participating in 2016? For book donation and sponsorship opportunities promoting this day of literacy and Irish culture, contact rachael@irishartscenter.org.

For volunteer opportunities, contact volunteer@irishartscenter.org

 

 

 

 

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