4 Irish writers for ‘Story Island’

Honor Molloy pictured, center, before last week’s Story Night NYC party at the Churchill Tavern, with Sinead Naughton, left, and Pat Schneider. [Photo by Peter McDermott]

The Irish Soda Bread Shop at Mary O’s is hosting a Literary Brunch featuring four Irish writers on Saturday, October 1 from 1-4 p.m. 2nd and 3rd streets, in Manhattan.

Director, screenwriter and educator Gemma Whelan will read an excerpt from her latest novel “Painting Through the Dark”. She was the founding artistic director of Wilde Irish Productions in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Corrib Theater in Portland, Oregon. Her first novel was “Fiona: Stolen Child”. She lives with her family in Portland.

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Kevin Holohan’s acclaimed debut novel is “The Brothers’ Lot.” The University College Dublin graduate worked as a teacher in Spain for six years before coming to New York, where he lives with his wife and son. He is “in the final throes” of his second novel.

Kevin Holohan.

Honor Molloy is the author of “Smarty Girl – Dublin Savage”, “Crackskull Row” (a New York Times Critics Pick) and “Round Room”. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.

Half-Irish, half-Czech, Michelle Woods loves teaching as much dark and funny Central European literature as she can at SUNY New Paltz. She is writing a non-fiction book about female translators of “Anna Karenina”, titled “Reading Anna”, and a short story book about women in Kafka’s work, titled “Outside of Noah’s Ark”.