CROSSROADS IRISH-AMERICAN FESTIVAL
Readings by Award-winning Poets
Thursday, March 17 at 7 PM
Don't miss a very special evening of poetry as we celebrate the 8th Annual Crossroads Irish-American Festival Thursday night. Hosted by Katherine Hastings, author of Fog & Light, Updraft, and Sidhe, and founder of the WordTemple Poetry Series in Sonoma County, the evening will feature readings by the following:
Gillian Conoley, Pushcart Prize-winning poet, Poet-in-Residence and Associate Professor at Sonoma State University. Conoley is the author of four poetry collections, including the highly praised Some Gangster Pain and Tall Strange.
Kathleen Lynch, whose collection Hinge (2006) won the Black Zinnias Press National Poetry Book Competition, and whose numerous award-winning chapbooks include Alterations of Rising and Kathleen Lynch - Greatest Hits.
Gwynn O'Gara, Sonoma County's sixth poet laureate (2010 - 2011), teacher for California Poets in the Schools, and author of three chapbooks of poetry: Winter at Green Haven, Fixer Upper, and Snake Woman Poems.
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. This year's focus is on literature and oral history.