By Kevin Holohan

How it’s New York: The reading is taking place at the Dweck Center, in the Brooklyn library. 03.14.2015 Samuel-beckett
How it’s Irish: Samuel Beckett! Irish, even though he often wrote in French. And if you’ve ever heard the work of Conor Lovett of Gare St. Lazare theatre, you know already that the sentences make sense and are much funnier when delivered in an Irish way of speaking (deadpan comic lines etc;).
Kevin Holohan , Honor Molloy, and Maeve Price were all raised in Dublin. Kevin and Honor write for this ‘zine!

Details here!

As you might already know, I am never wholly comfortable with the tourist board clichéd paddywhackery that often attends St. Patrick’s Day.  So what better way to mark these rejoicings than a celebration of the least clichéd, least paddywhakerish Irish writer imaginable, Mr. Samuel Beckett?  We will be airing some of his prose works this coming Saturday, works that beg to be read out loud and, once heard, dispel the “difficult” reputation that tweedy academics would wrap him up in.  Details below.  If you are in around, would love to see you there.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Central Library, Dweck Center

Admisssion FREE

 

Samuel Beckett was not only a modernist, he was a Dubliner. This is demonstrated by his insistence on language and the extremity of human experience found in his work. Kevin Holohan, Honor Molloy, and Maeve Price—all born and raised in Dublin—bring their voices to selections from Watt,MurphyMolloy, and some of the shorter works. Together, they reveal the music, humor and desolation inherent in Beckett’s work.

About the Author

Kevin Holohan

KEVIN HOLOHAN is the author of the novel The Brothers’ Lot from Akashic Booksl. He was born in Dublin and is a graduate of University College Dublin and a veteran of a high school education at the hands of the Christian Brothers in Dublin. His short stories have been published in Cyphers, the Sunday Tribune (Dublin), and most recently, in Whispers and Shouts. His poetry has been published in Studies, Casablanca, Envoi, and Poetry Ireland. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son. At the moment his is trying to wrangle his second novel into some presentable shape.