An Evening with Desmond Egan

The renowned Irish poet Desmond Egan will read from his work and also comment on the upcoming centennial commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising.

The event will take place Monday, October 12 at 5 pm  in the Richardson Library Room 400 (Dorothy Day Room).

Egan has published 23 Volumes of poetry, two works of prose and two translations of Greek plays. In 1987 he founded the Gerard Manley Hopkins Festival in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, which he continues to direct. His poem “Peace” was translated into 35 languages as part of the international Millennium celebration. He and his work have received awards from organizations in France, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, and the United States.

All are welcome and free of charge.

The event is sponsored by the Irish Studies Program, the Department of English, and the Department of History.

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