Ireland Issue Launch Recap

Prairie Schooner hosted two days of events celebrating our latest release.

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We hosted four contributors—Nuala Ni Chonchuir, Deanie Rowan Blank, Aidan Rooney (pictured), and Sandra Bunting—from our Ireland issue on campus last week.

Read what Nuala thought of her trip to Lincoln on her blog.

Publicity Associate Trey Moody had this to say about the events:

“The Irish Issue Launch Events went great, presenting numerous opportunities for the UNL and Lincoln communities to engage with the visiting Irish writers and poets. Many folks from the Prairie Schooner team helped with these events, along with professors and graduate students from the English department, showing how interested people, despite their various backgrounds, are in contemporary Irish literature and in Prairie Schooner’s new initiatives. Of course each event was wonderful, but the real highlight was Friday evening’s Irish reception and feature reading. Outside the temperature was around single digits, but so many people came out to mingle, eat, drink, and listen to some wonderful writing. It was a great ending to what had been a great two days of events.”

After four days of events over the course of the last two weeks you might think we’d be taking a break. Our event planners will be afforded no break in the action, however, as AWP is a only a few weeks away. We’ll have more on what we have in store for Chicago in this space soon.

(Photo credit: Nuala Ni Chonchuir.)