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

$12 general / $10 members

Free for Friend / Young Patron ($125) members and higher


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

Directed by Kira Simring

Performed by Gina Costigan, Angel Desai and Orla Cassidy

Tuesday, December 6 | 7:30 PM

Join author Honor Molloy and actors Gina Costigan, Angel Desai and Orlagh Cassidy for a unique evening of dramatic readings drawn from a variety of forms—memoir, novels, poetry, drama, radio—spanning the 20th Century. The featured works by Leland Bardwell, Maeve Brennan, Elizabeth Bowen, Anne Enright, Lucy Grealy, Maura Laverty, Claire McAllister, Gina Moxley, Lisa Tierney Keogh, and Edna O’Brien explore the lives of Irish and Irish American women—their humor, depth, and resilience.

Featured works:

The Green Road (novel), Anne Enright (2015)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn I (novel), Betty Smith (1943)
Cardigan – Aran Sweater Pattern
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn II (novel), Betty Smith (1943)
and in my heart (RTÉ radio script/play), Florence Kane (1916)
Bird’s Nest Soup (memoir), Hanna Greally (1971)
Love’s Civil War: Elizabeth Bowen and Charles Ritchie, Letters and Diaries 1941 - 1973and The Heat of the Day (novel), Elizabeth Bowen (1945)
Sleeping Arrangements (memoir), Laura Shaine Cunningham (1989)
Greater Love I (RTÉ radio script), Yvonne Voigt (1967)
The Bride (short story), Maeve Brennan (1953)
Greater Love II (RTÉ radio script), Yvonne Voigt (1967)
Willow Song (poem from Arms of Light), Claire McAllister (1964)
Country Girl (memoir) and The Country Girls (novel), Edna O’Brien(2013 & 1960)
Raw Boys
 (play), Dael Orlandersmith (2004)
SPIN 
(interview), Sinead O’Connor (1992)
As Seen on TV (essay collection), Lucy Grealy (2000) 
And Afterward (poem), Kelly Sullivan (2015)
Four Last Things (play), Lisa Tierney-Keogh (2015)
And Soul (poem from Domestic Violence), Eavan Boland (2007)
A Girl is a Half-formed Thing (novel & play), Eimear McBride (2013 & 2014)
Maiden Voyages (play), Bronagh Murphy (1990)



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