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Tuesday, October 10 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm
A State of Mind: Contemporary Writing from Ireland

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Co-presented by Irish Culture Bay Area

"Irish? In truth I would not want to be anything else. It is a state of mind as well as an actual country."—Edna O'Brien. Litquake presents this rare evening of contemporary poets direct from Ireland. With Caroline Bracken, Stephen Connolly, and Stephen Sexton. Emceed by the longtime radio team of Renee Richardson and "Irish Greg" McQuaid, co-hosts of Renee & Irish Greg's Pop UP podcast. With live music from Eoin Harrington and Irish rappers South Centra. Includes hosted wine bar and beer from 21st Amendment. $15 adv / door

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Renee Richardson & Greg McQuaid

Renee Richardson and “Irish Greg” McQuaid have been Bay Area radio staples for more than two decades at Live 105, KFOG and KGO Radio in San Francisco. They host a live bi-monthly podcast at Amado’s in the Mission District of San Francisco that focuses on music and everything... Read More →

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Caroline Bracken

Caroline Bracken’s poems have been published in The Irish Times Hennessy New Irish Writing, Skylight 47, The Clare Champion, The WOW Anthology and The Gathering collection. She was recently awarded in Poetry Ireland/Trócaire’s annual competition.
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Stephen Connolly

Representing a new generation of voices in Irish literature, Stephen Connolly is a Belfast-based poet and a postgraduate student at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University.
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Stephen Sexton

Belfast native Stephen Sexton’s poems have appeared in Granta, Poetry London, Best British Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review and The Lifeboat reading series. Stephen’s poem “The Curfew” recently scooped the UK National Poetry Society Competition Award.

Tuesday October 10, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Odin Room, Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94114