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Outrageous Women Event
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for an evening celebrating Outrageous Women with noted author and filmmaker Mary Pat Kelly.
Join us for an evening celebrating Outrageous Women with noted author and filmmaker Mary Pat Kelly. 6-8 p.m. – enjoy cocktails & hors d’oeuvres followed by conversation with Mary Pat about “Irish Above All,” the thrilling conclusion to her trilogy portraying Irish and Irish-American life from the 1840’s through 1940’s.
Mary Pat Kelly’s deep knowledge of all things Irish informs her books, films and academic work. Her celebrated historical fiction series, the bestseller Galway Bay, Of Irish Blood and now Irish Above All tells the Irish American story through her own family’s saga. A great-great grandmother escapes with her children from the Great Starvation and against all odds her grandson becomes Mayor of Chicago.
As a filmmaker her credits include Proud starring Ossie Davis and Stephen Rea, three award-winning PBS documentaries, and work in television for Good Morning America and Saturday Night Live. She wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Abby’s Song (now an animated film Shirah of Bethlehem).
Named by Irish America Magazine as one of the Top-100 Irish Americans, Global Irish and Power Women, she is president of Irish American Writers & Artists.
Thanks to a grant from KC Irish Fest, we are able to offer this event free of charge, but please register if you plan to attend so we can make appropriate preparations. Cash bar will be available.
Tickets are free, but please register.