Friday, 20 August 2010
Clare Stories: a reading by Eddie Stack in the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon.
Ennistymon native and award winning Irish writer Eddie Stack will read from his books at the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon, on Wednesday 25th Aug at 8.30pm. Eddie Stack emigrated to San Francisco in the 1980s and there he founded "The Island", an Irish journal. His books include The West: stories from Ireland, for which he received a Top 100 Irish American award. The seven stories in this collection are set in the West of Ireland. From the opening tale, "Time Passes," to the final story "Derramore," these pieces reveal the soul of a community-its hopes, dreams and schemes. Stories from The West have been read worldwide on radio, and the book has been released on CD which also features the music of Martin Hayes and Denis Cahill. Eddie is currently working on a book about the culture and traditional arts of Doolin. On Wednesday at 8.30 in the Courthouse Gallery Eddie will read stories that are set in Clare and the reading coincides with the publication of a new editon of his classic book The West. The cover of this edition features a painting of Blake’s Corner, Ennistymon, by Phillip Morrison. www.eddiestack.com and ballylara.wordpress.com/