Nicholas Allen joins Irish Library’s 100-year commemoration of Easter Rising

McClelland Irish Library (submitted photo)

McClelland Irish Library (photo by Mike Moore)

Nicholas Allen explores the impact of the Easter Rising on Ireland’s literature, music, theater and culture with a free talk from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 2.

The event is part of the Irish Library’s ongoing  centennial commemoration of the Easter Rising of 1916 which includes a world-class exhibition.

Mr. Allen, the director of the Wilson Center and Franklin Professor of English at the University of Georgia,  will incorporate works by world famous Irish authors such as Yeats and O’Flaherty into his talk.  The  center joins the global commemoration of the event which is a once-in-a-century opportunity to explore this major moment in Ireland’s path to independence.

Irish Cultural Center is located 1106 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix. For more information call  602-258-0109 or visit azirishlibrary.org.

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