Sunday, October 14th, Charley’s, 7pm-8pm
Join us for an homage to one of Ireland’s most neglected literary lions as we mark Flann O’Brien’s 107th birthday week. Flann O’Brien was a novelist, playwright and columnist of singular distinction who flourished in the cold climate of a repressed mid-century Ireland.
Prepare to be regaled by the words of a humourist and satirist of Swiftian proportion as we romp through the Myles catalogue. Readings include excerpts from “At Swim Two-Birds”, “An Beal Bocht”, “The Third Policeman” “An Cruiskeen Lawn”( The Brother, The Catechism of Cliche, Keats & Chapman etc!) The Anna Livia Flanneurs (Conor Howard, Colm O’Riain – full lineup tba) Special guest, UC Berkeley professor and Flann O’Brien scholar, Dr. Catherine Flynn.