From Harford Community College:
An Afternoon of Irish Poetry and Song will take place Wednesday, March 9, at 3 PM in the historic Hays-Heighe House on the Harford Community College campus. Winner of a Gertrude Stein Award for innovative writing, Irish-American poet and musician Terence Winch will delight the audience with poetry and songs.
Winch has published four books and two story collections, and his work is included in 30 anthologies including The Oxford Book of American Poetry and four Best American Poetry collections as well as a number of other sources. Boy Drinkers, his most recent book, is a series of mostly narrative poems that center around religion and Winch’s New York brand of Irish-Catholicism. His previous volume, a collection of non-fiction stories called That Special Place: New World Irish Stories, comes from his experiences playing traditional Irish music with Celtic Thunder, a band he started with his brother Jesse in 1977.
In addition to the American Book Award and the Columbia Book Award, Winch has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry, as well as grants from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the Fund for Poetry.
A limited number of free tickets are available to the event at Harford Community College. Call the Harford Community College Ticket Office, 443-412-2211, for tickets or more information.
The following organizations are co-sponsoring the Irish Poetry event: the Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College, Lyceum, HCC Library, Humanities Division, International Education Committee, and the Multicultural Student Association.