How It’s New York:  It’s the home of publishing, and a vast literary center.  There are readings every night of the week– especially this week!
How It’s Irish:  The journal The Stinging Fly is an Irish one, with great Irish writers in it.  This issue blends Irish and American writers, thinking about New York!  And you can pick it up at these vents.  It’s €7, but you can pay in dollars.  Because you’re in New York!

The journal is here tonight, Wednesday and Thursday.  New York Irish Arts’ Rachael Gilkey will cover the launch Thursday and review the issue, too!
The Stinging Fly in New York

October 25 – 27 

The Stinging Fly was established in 1997 to seek out, publish and promote the very best new Irish and international writing. We have a particular interest in encouraging new writers, and in promoting the short story form.  
To celebrate the launch of The Stinging Fly’s special New York-themed issue, they have lined up  three fantastic events on three consecutive nights on October 25th, 26th and 27th.

All the events are free and everyone is welcome to attend.   For the Center for Fiction they encourage you to RSVP online or call (212) 755-6710

October 25 | 7:00 pm
Writing Dublin, Writing New York: a discussion moderated by Declan Meade.

At The Center for Fiction, 17 E 47th Street (between Fifth and Madison), New York, NY

Presented in partnership with Ireland’s The Stinging Fly magazine as part of
Imagine Ireland, Culture Ireland’s year of Irish arts in America, 2011. This panel will look at the literary bond between Dublin and New York and the writers that feel at home in both places. The panel features Nick Laird, Emer Martin, Sean O’Reilly, and Keith Ridgway with moderator Declan Meade.

October 26 | 8:00 pm 

A reading hosted by Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art.      

At Columbia University, Morningside Heights Campus, Dodge Room 501, 116th and Broadway, New York, NY      

Columbia: A Journal welcomes The Stinging Fly editor Declan Meade, and writers Sean O’Reilly, Keith Ridgway, Aifric Mac Aodha, and Max McGuiness. The reading will be an intimate affair, with the unique opportunity for an audience to talk one-on-one with The Stinging Fly editor and the writers.

October 27 | 7:00 pm
Launch party 
At Swift Hibernian Lounge, 34 E 4th Street, New York, NY

Admission: FREE
The Stinging Fly in New York events are supported by Culture Ireland as part of Imagine Ireland, a year-long season of Irish arts in America in 2011.

Gwen Orel
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