Event Information
Irish Arts Center Presents
Easter Rising: An Evening With Michael Patrick Mac Donald
Thursday, February 28, 2008

A powerfully redemptive story of escape from the Irish-American ghetto.

Length: 1 hr 30 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

Michael Patrick MacDonald is the author of the national bestseller and American Book Award-winning All Souls: A Family Story from Southie. He has been a guest columnist for the Boston Globe and recently completed the screenplay of All Souls for director Ron Shelton. Easter Rising: A Memoir of Roots and Rebellion is his second book.

MacDonald, who lives in Brooklyn, grew up in South Boston's Old Colony housing project. He helped launch many of Boston's anti-violence initiatives, including guy-buyback programs and the South Boston Vigil Group. He continues to work nationally with survivor families and young people in the anti-violence movement.

Join us for a special evening with this remarkable storyteller as he examines the relationship between his work as an author and activist, discusses his latest projects, and launches the paperback release of Easter Rising.

"Alternately funny and heartbreaking...MacDonald is a compelling storyteller."

"MacDonald's gift is that he guides us with vision, insight, humor, and the clear, chiseled word. His is a rare sleight of hand."
-Colum McCann

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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.