Author Archives: El Quebin

The Brothers’ Lot: Free e-book One Day Only

Nothing says Advent like a free copy of the Brother’s Lot from the wonderful people at Akashic Books. Available free here til midnight tonight: http://www.akashicbooks.com/free-e-book-advent-calendar-download-the-brothers-lot-for-free-until-midnight-december-12-2016/ “A witty, brilliant, devastating expression of outrage . . . this novel is so subtly … Continue reading

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James Connolly’s New York at Cooper Union May 12, 1916

For anyone who might be interested,  I have this official bootleg of the James Connolly essay, “Let us Free Ireland!” that I had the honor of reading last night at Cooper Union, from the same stage where Connolly himself spoke … Continue reading

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Savage Kids of Dublintown at Brooklyn Public Library

Get your pre-Patrick’s Day fix of Irish litt. This Saturday March 5th, 4pm. Brooklyn Public Library 10 Grand Army Plz, Brooklyn, New York 11238 Four Dublin-born writers present the recipe for a classic Irish childhood: one part poverty, one part sexual … Continue reading

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12.15.15 IAW&A Salon: An abundance of talent, heart and Christmas cheer

Originally posted on Irish American Writers & Artists:
By Karen Daly Photos by Cat Dwyer ? Marni Rice The late December Salon at the Cell has quickly become a holiday tradition for members and guests who know there will be…

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Nothing like a bit of Beckett to cut the Patrick’s Day treacle – March 14

As you might already know, I am never wholly comfortable with the tourist board clichéd paddywhackery that often attends St. Patrick’s Day.  So what better way to mark these rejoicings than a celebration of the least clichéd, least paddywhakerish Irish … Continue reading

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Tales of Olde Williamsburg Chap XVIII

Sirrah! Prithee, where might I find a new codpiece?  As you can see I am quite undone. You could try Put Yer Nuts In It on Driggs or Genital Confections on Berry. Then there’s The Cupping Guild on Bedford and … Continue reading

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A Seasonal Keats and Chapman Moment

With all due respect and admiration for the Keats and Chapman vehicle invented by Flann O’Brien aka Myles na gCopaleen, here is a seasonal offering: Glutted on the over-indulgences of the festive season, Keats and Chapmen were enjoying a bracing … Continue reading

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