The Irish Consulate and Irish Culture Bay Area welcome you to the Second Annual Los Gatos Irish Writers Festival, kicking off in style at the elegant Montalvo Arts Center. Arrive early and explore the history of the property and its Irish founder, James Duval Phelan.
5.00pm – 6.45pm: OPENING VIP RECEPTION, MONTALVO ARTS CENTER
Greet our Irish guests, listen in on a classical recital, or performance & poetry sessions, while enjoying food, wine & art, at Montalvo’s historic villa.
SPECIAL PANEL EXHIBIT & BOOK SIGNING WITH FINTAN O’TOOLE
Judging Shaw looks at the legacy of George Bernard Shaw, the first person to win both a Nobel Prize and an Academy Award. Shaw left a vast legacy of theatrical, fictional, polemical, critical and philosophical writing bridging the Victorian era and the contemporary culture of celebrity. “GBS was one of history’s great high-wire acts, and it was performed solo and without a safety net,” writes Fintan O’Toole in this entertaining, insightful new work.
7pm – 9.45pm: OPENING EVENT, MONTALVO’S CARRIAGE HOUSE THEATER
An evening of words and music, with Paul Muldoon, Fintan O’Toole and Síobhra Quinlan at the historic Carriage House Theater. Specials guests include Robert Tracy, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley, Dean Rader, USF Professor, and Tess Taylor, poet.