In consideration for everyone’s health and safety, we have moved to hosting our Salons online. We’ve also added two other ways to stay connected and share your work. 

– Dancing at the Crossroads

Stay connected by sharing your work, and seeing other people’s writing, music, performance and even painting and photography with “Dancing at the Crossroads.” Coordinated by IAW&A President Maria Deasy, graphic, written and recorded performances are posted to our Facebook timeline. We’ve already gotten a great response, and you can go and see the outpouring of art of all kinds on our site. To contribute send an email with “Dancing” in the subject line!

– “Irish Cawfee Tawk”

Do you want to reach out and talk with people in real time? How about a social meetup in CyberSpace? “Irish Cawfee Tawk” is an informal meetup using Zoom. Featuring different hosts, these are occasional evening meetups, sometimes with themes and guests, but always with space for everyone to speak and listen. For more information, send an email and put “Coffee” (or “cawffee talk” if you prefer) in the subject line.


Salon founder Malachy McCourt (seated at right) surrounded by presenters.

Photo: Cat Dwyer

The IAW&A Salons, the brainchild of Malachy McCourt, began in June of 2011. IAW&A novelists, poets, musicians, filmmakers, painters, and theater artists share their work at warm, friendly gatherings twice a month. (Currently these are happening online, see below for details.) The Salon thrives on participation from our members and special guests. Click here to sign up for a five- or eight-minute presentation.  We have a team of people who help produce the Salons, taking turns acting as Salon hosts, shooting photos, and assembling blog posts that summarize each IAW&A Salon. If you would like to be on the Salon team, or if you have questions, click here to send us an email.

We’ll be using ZOOM for the audience as well as presenters, so to attend please email us a day or two before each event. Our events start at 7:00 pm Eastern unless otherwise noted.

In order to sign up to present your work at a future date, click here . Dates will be added to the calendar as we solidify plans for the future. Keep an eye on our Facebook page, the newsletter, and this site for updates. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we move forward.


Tuesday, February 16th, 7:00pm

Sunday, March 7th, 2:00pm – International Women’s Day Salon,
Hosted by Honor Molloy and Kathleen Walsh D’Arcy


Tuesday, April 13th, 3:00pm – Easter Centenary Salon, hosted by Sean O’Dowd


(Please email for ZOOM link to events)


Stay tuned for more exciting updates!