We have a spanking brand new twitter feed, with a lime green logo I designed last night (on microsoft word!  with snapz, and preview).  I am feeling so smart now, and ALSO smart, because @IrishArtsCenter tweeted this morning, what was the language of the Book of Kells– I tweeted Latin and they said ding ding ding!  You’re right!

(well, monks wrote in Latin).  More to the point, Irish Arts Center is doing the first ever IRISH BOOK GIVEAWAY today, all over New York, on St. Patrick’s Day!  You know, not everyone wants to drink, especially not green beer.  Lots of people USED to drink and can’t anymore.  Lots of us can’t drink that much even when we wish we could…  Spend the day with Colum McCann, or Edna O’Brien, Flann O’Brien, Frank McCourt, Joseph O’Connor (Michelle reviews his book next week), Maeve Binchy, Malacy McCourt, Oscar Wilde, Pete Hamill instead! 
Info from their email, in case you aren’t on their lists (and you should be, if you’re on ours!)

Inaugural Irish Arts Center Book Day March 17
March 17, 2011
6:00 am until the books run out!
  .. in partnership with Speaker Christine Quinn and the New York City Council, we proudly take our ongoing celebration of Irish arts and culture outside the four walls of the Center for the inaugural Irish Arts Center Book Day, distributing thousands of  books by Irish and Irish American authors to NYC commuters throughout all five boroughs of the city. 
 Book distribution sites after the jump!

Book Distribution Locations

72nd Street and Broadway (Entrance to the IRT 1,2,3) North east corner of Dyckman/Broadway in Inwood (Entrance to the subway at Dyckman/200th Street)

Parkchester #6 Subway Station

Jackson Heights Post Office, 78-02 37th Avenue Station at 78th Street

Northeast Corner of 7th Ave and 9th Street F Station

St. George Ferry Terminal, 1 Bay Street

Gwen Orel
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The only New York journalist who writes for both the Forward and Irish Music Magazine.