Books, Brews & Blarney: An Irish Book Club

Ireland has a rich literary past and present, and the Books, Brews & Blarney Irish Book Club exists to have fun exploring Irish literature! Most of the books we read are by authors who were born in Ireland or who lived there. Occasionally we read books by Irish Americans or books set in Ireland by authors of other nationalities. We try to cover a variety of viewpoints and styles, and we hope that anyone who likes to read will find something here.

Join Us for Books, Brews & Blarney

The book club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, September-November and January-May, at 6:00 pm. Specific readings are listed in the Club Schedule to the right.

Some refreshments are provided; Please bring a nosh to share!


FREE. KCIC Membership is highly encouraged. RSVP is required: [email protected].

Club Reading/Discussion Schedule

Tue 28

This Must be the Place, a novel by Maggie O’Farrell

January 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue 25

The Thing about December, a novel by Donal Ryan

February 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue 24

The Speckled People, a memoir by Hugo Hamilton

March 24, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue 28

Half-Open Door, poems by James Finnegan

April 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue 26

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

May 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Christine Pivovar
Christine PivovarBook Club Facilitator
I’m a transplant to Kansas City from Omaha with a lifelong love of books. I have an MFA in creative writing from UMKC, and I write fiction and book reviews, though I mostly make my living as a product writer at a software company. My connection to Irish literature: I took a James Joyce class in graduate school, and I never looked back.