10 Reasons to Become a Colum McCann Fan

10 Reasons to Become a Colum McCann Fan

Colum McCann is an Irish writer of literary fiction. His tales are easy to read, poetic even. Let the Great World Spin (2012) brought him international recognition and he has used his fame to create social change through storytelling. Here are ten more reasons why I recommend him.

Still Time for Some Great Summer Reading

Still Time for Some Great Summer Reading

The Irish short-story writer and novelist William Trevor died last November. He was 88. His readers say he is one of the best writers ever, and with titles like How We Got Drunk on Cake, how can we resist giving him a place on our reading list? I had encountered Trevor’s work before, in The New Yorker, but reading a whole book of short stories makes a big difference. You really get to see the depth of his characterizations.

A Touch of Local Color at the Atwater Library

A Touch of Local Color at the Atwater Library

On Thursday, June 15, 2017 Festival Bloomsday Montréal produced a dramatic reading of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) by James Joyce with actors Jan Gregory, Margaret Nicolai, Clive Brewer, and musicians Kathleen McAuliffe, soprano, and Natalia Davydova, pianist at the Atwater Library.

We Remember Gus O’Gorman

We Remember Gus O’Gorman

Champion and staunch supporter of Irish language and culture, Dr. Gus O’Gorman immediately came on board when David and I asked him about reviving the Bloomsday Festival here in Montreal in 2012. He and his friends had celebrated it for several years in Hurley’s Pub...

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