Before immigrating to America in 1958, MAURA MULLIGAN worked on the family farm, danced on stage, and served pints in a pub in her native County Mayo, Ireland. In New York, she worked for the Telephone Company until she answered a higher call and became a nun. Leaving religious life in the70’s, she has since worn several hats including that of Irish dance and language teacher. Greenpoint Press published her memoir, Call of the Lark in 2012.
OTHER READERS THIS EVENING ARE:
ALAN GORDON, the author of the Fools’ Guild Mystery Series from St. Martin’s Minotaur Books. His short mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, horror and essays have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock, Ellery Queen, Asimov’s SciFi, and Queens Noir, among others. He has also written book and lyrics for several musicals including “Girl Detective,” which was this year’s selection at Western Kentucky University’s Before Broadway program.
DEENA SHANKER, a writer living in New York City. She has contributed to Fortune.com, Salon, Tablet, Grist, GOOD, and a bunch of other places you’ve likely never heard of. If she could bring three things to a deserted island, they would be her trusty companion Barley, a copy of Lord of the Rings, and a giant refrigerator filled with cheese.
OLIVER BAER, a steady, august presence in the New York underground poetry and music scenes for some time: the Trouble Dolls recently set a series of his poems to music on their most recent album. Baer’s poetry is also juxtaposed with elegantly intriguing black-and-white photography in the book Baer Soul. His most recent poetry set to music, Gathering Souls, is now available.
We are a group of writers who love Irish and Celtic arts. Some of us are performers; musicians; actors; some of us are authors; some of us journalists. Check this out for a list of our writers!
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