The inaugural Bergen County Irish Festival is on Saturday, June 28th, from 11 am -7 pm at Overpeck County Park in Leonia, NJ.
Member Sean Hickey invites members to read from their works and sell their books, if they have some.
The event will also include readings from famous/noteworthy/beloved Irish literature. Something like a favorite poem or two from Yeats, Synge, Moore, et al, or a passage from a longer work would be most welcome. The goal is to make the festival a celebration of Irish/Irish-American culture and literature, past and present.
Due to the nature of the event, there are a few restrictions that are not imposed on IAW&A Salon readings:
1) No profanity. Works should be appropriate for a family event.
2) Works should be able to function as stand-alone pieces for the reading. While a lyrical chapter from a novel that works with little context needed from the rest of the story would be okay, a plot-heavy piece from chapter 28 would not really work, given the audience.
3) Works should pertain to Ireland, Irish or Irish-American life and culture, being/growing up Irish, etc., in some way.
To sign up to read, email Sean Hickey at firstname.lastname@example.org.