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Writing Your Culture: A Q&A With Malachy McCourt & C.S. Farrelly

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mary Hoar, UPAC President
[email protected]

Contact: Catherine Marshall, AIA W President
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Writing Your Culture: A Q&A With Malachy McCourt & C.S. Farrelly
Sunday, June 24th at 2:00 pm at Untermyer Park

The Untermyer Performing Arts Council and the American Irish Association of Westchester are pleased to announce a panel discussion and book signing with acclaimed Irish American authors Malachy McCourt and C.S. Farrelly.

This free event will be held Sunday, June 24th at 2:00 pm in the Cola Center, Untermyer Park, 945 North Broadway, Yonkers.

The guest authors will participate in a Q & A session about the influence of American Irish culture on their latest literary releases, DEATH NEED NOT BE FATAL (Hachette Book Group) and THE SHEPHERD’S CALCULUS (Cavan Bridge Press).  Bob Stauf, host of the Yonkers Emerald Focus TV program and long-time leader in the AIAW, will moderate the program.  Light refreshments will be served.

Born in New York and raised in Limerick, McCourt is the author of several books and the sibling of Pulitzer prize-winning author Frank McCourt.  The Washington Post calls his newest publication, DEATH NEED NOT BE FATAL, “A wake in book form, and says it is “chock full of tales that are quite funny even when—maybe especially when—they deal with death.”

Farrelly’s debut novel, THE SHEPHERD’S CALCULUS, is a fast-paced political thriller examining what happens when cornerstones of US identity—religion and capitalism—clash with its principles of justice.  Mystery Tribune calls it “compulsively readable fun” that “asks serious questions about the nature of power.”  A former resident of Yonkers and board member of New York’s annual 1st Irish Theater Festival, Farrelly now lives in Pennsylvania with her family.  For further information about this event, contact Catherine Marshall at 914-969-7247 or Mary Hoar at 914-375-3435.

The Untermyer Performing Arts Council is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to continuing the tradition of Minnie and Samuel Untermyer, bringing musical entertainment to our treasure of a park and the people of Yonkers throughout the year.

This program, done in cooperation with Mayor Mike Spano and the Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, is made possible by ArtsWestchester with support from Westchester County Government and the City of Yonkers.  Additional funding has been provided by Senator Shelley Mayer, the Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, and Castle Royale.

For information on this or future programs, please call the Untermyer Performing Arts Council’s Arts Line at 914-375-3435, visit our website at www.untermyer.com, our Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, or Twitter @UntermyerPAC pages.