The Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the FRanklin College welcome Irish writer Colm Toibin to UGA as the second annual Delta Visiting Chair for Global Understanding March 15-17:
Toibin is a prize-winning novelist, short-story writer, dramatist and critic whose works have been translated into more than 30 languages. He is the author of the acclaimed novels The Master and Brooklyn, a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and a contributing editor at the London Review of Books.
The first public event of Toibin's visit will be a March 15 screening of the Academy Award-nominated 2015 film adaptation of his 2009 novel Brooklyn at Cine, 234 W. Hancock Ave. in downtown Athens. A public reception and book signing event with Avid Bookshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the CineLab, followed by the screening at 7:30 p.m., which is open free to the public but with extremely limited seating available. Toibin will take part in an audience Q&A session after the film.
On March 16 at 3:30 p.m., Toibin will give a reading and talk in the Chapel titled "Staying Home, Leaving Home: Ireland and America," followed by a book signing event at Avid Bookshop on Prince Avenue at 6 p.m. On March 17 at 7 p.m., Toibin will have a public conversation in the Seney-Stovall Chapel with Irish writer and editor Fintan O'Toole, followed by a special St. Patrick's Day performance by singer Iarla O Lionaird.
Several opportunities to hear and interact with this distinguished visiting scholar and artist, so make sure not to miss them or the special St. Patrick's Day performance. Erin go Bragh, y'all.