New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House, located at 1 Washington Mews, will host several special events in October. Events are $5 at the door for non-members; students, free. For more information, the public may call (212) 998-3950.
Continuing on display through December 15 (this exhibit is free) is “A Prayer for My Daughter,” black & white photographs honoring the accomplishments of Irish and Irish-American women from the time of the famine to the present day. The exhibition is on loan from the Irish Business Organization of New York.
Other events scheduled for October are:
Thurs., Oct. 7, 7 p.m.
Reading: Medbh McGuckian and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin read from The Wake Forest Book of Irish Women’s Poetry, 1967-2000. (Wake Forest, 1999). Introduction by editor Professor Peggy O’Brien.
Thurs., Oct. 21, 7 p.m.
Reading: Ciaran Carson reads from new poems and also selections from Fishing for Amber (Granta, 1999), his latest book of prose. Carson is author of the groundbreaking Irish poetry collections Belfast Confetti (1989) and The Irish for No(1987) as well as a recent memoir The Star Factory (1998).
Thurs., Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
Airneál na Samhna. An evening of traditional music, song, and dance to celebrate the Celtic New Year. Bí Linn!