10—11 March, 2017
Harvard Club of Boston
Tickets: Free, booking advised
In the Irish language, the phrase Bualadh Bos is used to express applause. On March 10th and 11th, the Irish Writers Centre, Poetry Ireland and the Consulate General of Ireland are delighted to present some of Ireland’s finest contemporary writers in historic Boston, the capital of Irish America, in conversation with local champions of the Boston arts world for novel insights into Irish literature today.
Kevin Barry and Lisa McInerney in Conversation with Fionnuala Quinlan
March 10, 5pm
For the first night of Bualadh Boston, Consul General Fionnuala Quinlan will be in conversation with Kevin Barry and Lisa McInerney, the shining lights in contemporary Irish literature. Their work is exciting, funny, accessible and clever, much like themselves. Both are award-winning writers of literature’s most coveted prizes and we get the feeling they’ve only just begun.
Tara Bergin, Nick Laird and Stephen Sexton in Conversation
March 11, 1pm
In this poetry showcase, three of Ireland’s most exciting contemporary poets, Tara Bergin, Nick Laird and Stephen Sexton, will read their work and share their experiences as Irish poets working at home and abroad.
Paul Howard in Conversation with Kevin Cullen
March 11, 3pm
Join Paul Howard of million-selling Ross O’Carroll-Kelly fame, as he chats to Boston Globe journalist Kevin Cullen about rugby, life, journalism, fake news and the world we live in today.
Bualadh Boston is brought to you by the Irish Writers Centre, Poetry Ireland and the Consulate General of Ireland.
Bualadh Boston is kindly supported by Culture Ireland, the Center for Irish Programs at Boston College, the Irish Institute at Boston College, UCD, the Irish American Partnership and Words Ireland.