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, August/September-November and January-May, at 6:00 pm. Specific readings are listed in the Club Schedule to the right.

FREE. KCIC Membership is highly encouraged. RSVP is required: contact Christine through the link to the right.

If you, like me, enjoy #shoppinglocal and giving independent bookstores your business, may I present a couple of ideas for acquiring next year’s books:

Wise Blood Booksellers
This is a newly opened bookshop in Westport, a few blocks from Drexel Hall. I told them about our club, and they’re willing to put in an order for anyone who’s interested in buying their books from the store. To do that, you can email [email protected], and they’ll hook you up!
This is a new online bookseller that donates profits to independent bookstores around the country. Also, authors, bookshops and clubs like us can have their own page, and 10% of purchases made through that page go to the club! Here’s our list there:

Upcoming Dates

The Book Club is currently meeting online during the COVID-19 outbreak. If you would like to join in, please contact Christine.


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.