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10:30 am

Tom Maguire: An Irish Impresario in 19th Century San Francisco

November 10 @ 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. Glen Gendzel, San Jose State University historian, looks at the rollercoaster career of Tom Maguire, son of New York Irish pre-Famine immigrants. Maguire was an illiterate taxi driver when he joined the California Gold Rush. He then rose to the top of the theater business in … Continue reading

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11:45 am

Horslips and Shamrock’n’roll

November 10 @ 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. Irish music -- where it has come from, how it's been developing, why Sinéad (O'Connor of course) sings sean-nós, and how Horslips fit into the story. The second instalment of Irish musical legend, Jim Lockhart's musings on the 'Long March' of modern Irish popular music, and … Continue reading

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1:00 pm

The Short Stories of Ethel Rohan

November 10 @ 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. As well as being an accomplished novelist -- her 2017 debut, The Weight of Him was a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book -- Ethel Rohan is also a master of that very Irish (and Russian, and American) format, the short story. She has two well-received short … Continue reading

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2:15 pm

Adapting STRIKING BACK

November 10 @ 2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
Mechanics’ Institute, 3rd Floor Library 57 Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States
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In partnership with Hinterland. Kellie Hughes (Irish theatre director) and Matt Spangler (The Kite Runner) discuss their stage adaptation of Mary Manning's saga of her role in the 1984 anti-Apartheid supermarket produce strike, a creative process that began at Hinterland (Kells) in 2018, and moved forward with a rehearsed reading … Continue reading

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3:30 pm

From Talking Funny to Talking for TED

November 10 @ 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. What do you do if you don't like public speaking and you have to speak in public? You hide in a closet, right? Not if you're Dave Nihill. Instead you learn to be a stand-up comedian. You keep at it until you win one of the … Continue reading

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Slow Printing in a Digital World

November 10 @ 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. In 2017, the town of Kells inherited a mothballed printing works in which lurked some rare and precious 19th century offset machines. They are now at the centre of The Printworks (a Mark Smith project) where 21st century types (pun intended) will come to learn and … Continue reading

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