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Crossroads Irish-American Festival - Thursday, March 17
Benjamin Griffin - Thursday, March 24
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Readings by Award-winning Poets
Thursday, March 17 at 7 PM

Join us as we celebrate the 8th Annual Crossroads Irish-American Festival with a very special poetry reading, followed by a post-reading social hour in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

Hosted by Katherine Hastings, founder of the WordTemple Poetry Series in Sonoma County, the evening will feature readings by prize-winning poets Gillian Conoley, Kathleen Lynch, and Gwynn O'Gara.

The Crossroads Irish-American Festival is an annual event in San Francisco that explores and celebrates the history of the Irish Diaspora throughout the Americas in creative performance, conversation and debate, music, film, readings, storytelling, theater, and more.

The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1 AN EVENING OF MARK TWAIN with BENJAMIN GRIFFIN
The Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1
Thursday, March 24 at 7 PM

The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone, his uncensored autobiography has been published in its entirety and exactly as he left it. This major literary event presents his authentic voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave - just as he intended.

Meet Benjamin Griffin, one of the editors of this "treasure trove for serious Twain readers" (Booklist), who will discuss this first of three volumes. Twain left strict instructions that his autobiography be left unpublished for 100 years so that when it came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and therefore free to speak his "whole frank mind."

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