Five of Irish America's most-revered writers will will turn the page on a new chapter for Irish artists in the U.S. when they take part in a panel at the Irish Arts Awards in Buffalo, NY on 28 April.
Moderated by Buffalo-based comms company founder and musician Leah Rankin, the panel will give the audience of Irish artists and promoters from across America an opportunity to hear more about the renaissance of Irish culture post-pandemic.
Delighted to learn that I & we at @iIrishus newsmagazine have been selected as an Irish Echo Arts & Culture Honoree 2023. In a bit of fortuitous grace, the awards will be presented in Buffalo NY April 28. Guess where our next @iIrishus expansion point is? Yes, Buffalo! #Blessed pic.twitter.com/EgC0PvA5Ry— John O'Brien, Jr. (@jobjr) April 10, 2023
Joining the chat themed 'Promoting Irish Arts to the Next Generation' will be:
Black 47 co-founder Larry Kirwan who saw his work with Paradise Square recently rewarded with a Tony.
Joanna Molloy who wrote up Chuck Donohoe's inspiring if slightly crazy Vietnam odyssey as The Greatest Beer Run Ever — which is now a major Hollywood movie.
S. Kirk Walsh, the author of The Elephant of Belfast, which became a national bestseller and has been translated into several foreign language editions.
Jim Maynard of the James Joyce Collection at the University at Buffalo - the most important collection of Joyce's work in the world.
Happy #StPatrickDay! The Poetry Collection is more than 2/3 of the way towards our goal of raising $300,000 in matching funds for our #NEH challenge grant to support the #UBuffalo James Joyce Museum, but we still need your help! https://t.co/3Mkdn2kV45 pic.twitter.com/glhLi6pDsw— University at Buffalo Libraries (@UBLibraries) March 17, 2023
Eileen Mize of the United Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco whose pioneering work to char the history of Irish dance in the Golden City has provided a template for all of Irish America.
"It's a great line-up which will enhance what is shaping up to be an exceptional event in the Irish American calendar," said event creator State Senator Tim Kennedy. "I knew that Irish American artists would rally to the flag when we said we were bringing the first national Irish arts celebration since 2018 to the capital of Irish America but to be honest we've been truly overwhelmed by the scale of the support - especially from the Irish community of Buffalo and Western New York."
Had a great discussion with the Board of the United Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco about their ambitious plans for a new facility that will serve the Irish community in the Bay Area for generations to come. I informed them of $100,000 @GlobalIrish funding for this project pic.twitter.com/F4tI3CcuoX— Daniel Mulhall (@DanMulhall) December 12, 2021
There are still tickets on sale for the 28 April Gala at The Statler. To purchase and for full details on our honorees and honorary chairs, visit the website page.