A fine evening of memories and music is being planned to honor author Frank McCourt and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of his beloved work Angela’s Ashes.

The Irish Arts Center of New York announces:

A Tribute to Frank McCourt

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Angela’s Ashes in Support of
the inaugural UL/Frank McCourt Creative Writing Summer School at Glucksman Ireland House NYU

Hosted by Joseph O’Connor

Sunday, June 26 | 7 pm

at The Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the first publication of Frank McCourt’s memoir masterpiece Angela’s Ashes. This hugely entertaining and moving work won the Pulitzer Prize, became a success all over the world, was made into a feature film, and turned a spotlight on the unique relationship between Ireland and New York.

Please join us as the New York cultural community comes together for an evening of readings, music, memories, and tributes to Frank McCourt from special guests including McCourt’s brothers and artists Malachy and Alphie McCourt, 2016 Tony-Award nominee Gabriel Byrne, American stepdancer and choreographer Jean Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon, actress Lisa Dwan, Black 47 lead singer Larry Kirwan, composer and songwriter Pierce Turner, comedian and writer Maeve Higgins, former Poet Laureate of US Billy Collins, Irish Repertory Theatre founders Charlotte Moore and Ciaran O’Reilly, and more. Hosted by acclaimed Irish novelist and Frank McCourt Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Limerick Joseph O’Connor.

Proceeds from this special event will benefit University of Limerick’s inaugural UL/Frank McCourt Creative Writing Summer School New York at Glucksman Ireland House NYU.

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  1. I just got my tickets. So excited!

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