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10:00 am

The Alpha Male in Irish History

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mechanics’ Institute, 3rd Floor Library 57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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$10

In partnership with Hinterland. Irish historian and broadcaster Myles Dungan on 'How to Keep Great Irish Women Down (temporarily)' -- a tongue-in-cheek survey of Irish 'alpha' males from Charles Stewart Parnell to the prurient and relentless Roman Catholic Archbishop John Charles McQuaid. Daniel Cassidy was a much-loved musician, and academic … Continue reading

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10:30 am

The Irresistible Rise of the Type Trail

November 9 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mechanics’ Institute, 3rd Floor Library 57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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$10

In partnership with Hinterland. Kells-based artist (via the far less chic location of Paris) Mark Smith will discuss the first decade of a unique project combining type, linguistics, art installation, and lots of walking. The annual Kells Type Trail -- a multilingual extravaganza of creative design based on the Irish … Continue reading

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11:45 am

Celts, Kilts and Croatians

November 9 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Mechanics’ Institute, 3rd Floor Library 57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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$15

In partnership with Hinterland. How the Clash met the Clancy Brothers and gave birth to the Pogues, and what strange Fairy Tales of New York followed. Jim Lockhart -- the legendary Horslips Celtic-rock multi-instrumental frontman, long-time music producer, and all-round good egg, offers his take on the development of a … Continue reading

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James Joyce and Paris

November 9 @ 11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Mechanics’ Institute, 3rd Floor Library 57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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In partnership with Hinterland. James Joyce arrived in Paris to study medicine in 1902, with orders from his parents to return home for Christmas. A discouraging start to what became an extraordinary relationship between man and city. In James Joyce and the Matter of Paris, UC Berkeley Professor of English, … Continue reading

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1:00 pm

Brian Murphy: A Life in Sport

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mechanics’ Institute, 3rd Floor Library 57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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In partnership with Hinterland. Broadcaster Brian Murphy is almost as well-known to Irish sports fans as to San Franciscans. He is the sage and erudite 'US Murph' of the Second Captains podcast. As well as four hours a day 'on air' on KNBR Radio's 'Murph and Mac' morning show he … Continue reading

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The Cruelty Men: Irish Novel of the Year, 2019

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mechanics’ Institute, 3rd Floor Library 57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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$10

In partnership with Hinterland. Emer Martin is a true renaissance woman (adult writer, children's writer, artist, filmmaker). Her fourth novel, The Cruelty Men, was nominated for Irish Novel of the Year 2019, and was described by Irvine Welsh as 'a tidal wave that drags you like a piece of debris … Continue reading

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2:00 pm

Irish & Celtic Music on KALW radio

November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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KALW presents Celtic and Irish music shows Saturday afternoons: 2pm: Thistle and Shamrock with Fiona Ritchie 3pm: Folk Music and Beyond with JoAnn Maher and Bob Campbell 5pm: A Patchwork Quilt with Kevin Vance San Francisco: KALW-FM / 91.7 Online: http://thistleradio.com/ http://kalw.org/post/fiona-ritchie-kalw#stream/0

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2:15 pm

Brexit — An Irish Perspective

November 9 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Mechanics’ Institute, 3rd Floor Library 57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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$15

In partnership with Hinterland. The UK has a Halloween appointment with destiny. If that manifests as a 'no deal' implosion, Boris's trick is unlikely to be Ireland's treat. Ireland's San Francisco Consul General Robert O'Driscoll, Derryman Matt Regan (Senior VP Government Relations with the BAYAREA Council), and Irish journalist and … Continue reading

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Adapting Lying in Wait

November 9 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Mechanics’ Institute, 3rd Floor Library 57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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n partnership with Hinterland. The theatrical adaptation sessions of Matt Spangler (The Kite Runner) have become a feature of the Hinterland (Kells) festival. This time it's slightly different in that Matt only has to travel from Mountain View to explain how he would approach adapting Liz Nugent's chiller Lying in … Continue reading

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3:30 pm

Liz Nugent — Public Interview

November 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mechanics’ Institute, 3rd Floor Library 57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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$15

In partnership with Hinterland. With her debut novel Unravelling Oliver mystery writer Liz Nugent made a spectacular entrance onto the Irish and international literary stage. She followed up with Lying In Wait and Skin Deep, and her books have all been number one bestsellers. She has been long-listed for the … Continue reading

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The 1984 Anti-Apartheid Produce Strike

November 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Mechanics’ Institute, 3rd Floor Library 57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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In partnership with Hinterland. Mary Manning knew virtually nothing about apartheid in South Africa when, at the age of 21, she carried out a directive of her union and refused to 'ring up' the sale of two Outspan oranges. She was suspended by Dunne's Stores and nine of her co-workers … Continue reading

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