Irish Writers Festival Opening Reception

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Thursday, October 5, 2017, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

TICKET PRICES : $55
Early Bird (available thru 10/5): $40

VENUE: Lucas Artists Program Commons

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.

The opening reception includes an introduction by Montalvo Executive Director Angela McConnell, and a look at the prestigious artist-in-residence program will be followed by lunch, presentation of the Pat O’Laughlin award and announcement of 2017 writing contest winners. Don’t miss this opportunity to mingle with local and Irish authors, poets and dignitaries, and stay to enjoy a tribute to Ireland’s greatest poet, Seamus Heaney, at the historic Carriage House Theater.

NOTE: Opening Reception ticket includes entry to the Seamus Heaney: The Berkeley Years event which follows.




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