Book Club

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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

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As you know, we meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 pm, September through May. Some refreshments are provided, and you’re welcome to bring your own nosh to share.

I ask that you also please also renew your Irish Center membership – or become a member, or at […]

May 26th, 2020|Tags: , |

Half-Open Door, poems by James Finnegan

Half-Open Door,  poems by James Finnegan

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As you know, we meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 pm, September through May. Some refreshments are provided, and you’re welcome to bring your own nosh to share.

I ask that you also please also renew your Irish Center membership – or become a member, or at least make a donation to the […]

April 28th, 2020|Tags: |

The Speckled People, a memoir by Hugo Hamilton

The Speckled People, a memoir by Hugo Hamilton

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As you know, we meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 pm, September through May. Some refreshments are provided, and you’re welcome to bring your own nosh to share.

I ask that you also please also renew your Irish Center membership – or become a member, or at least make a donation to […]

March 24th, 2020|Tags: |

The Thing about December, a novel by Donal Ryan

The Thing about December, a novel by Donal Ryan

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As you know, we meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 pm, September through May. Some refreshments are provided, and you’re welcome to bring your own nosh to share.

I ask that you also please also renew your Irish Center membership – or become a member, or at least make a […]

February 25th, 2020|Tags: |

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

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

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As you know, we meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 pm, September through May. Some refreshments are provided, and you’re welcome to bring your own nosh to share.

I ask that you also please also renew your Irish Center membership – or become a member, or at least make a […]

January 28th, 2020|Tags: |

Red Branch by Morgan Llewelyn

Red Branch (a retelling of Irish myths in novel form) by Morgan Llewelyn

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As you know, we meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 pm, September through May. Some refreshments are provided, and you’re welcome to bring your own nosh to share.

I ask that you also please also renew your Irish Center membership – or become a member, or […]

November 26th, 2019|Tags: |

Under the Hawthorne Tree/Lieutenant of Inishmore

Under the Hawthorne Tree by Marita Conlon McKenna and/or Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh   (you get to choose to read either the children’s story or the adult-themed comedy, or both.  Each of these is short & should be a quick read)

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As you know, we meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 pm, September through May. Some refreshments are provided, and […]

October 22nd, 2019|Tags: |

From the Bottom Up by Pat O’Neill

From the Bottom Up: the Story of the Irish in Kansas City by Pat O’Neill
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As you know, we meet on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6 pm, September through May. Some refreshments are provided, and you’re welcome to bring your own nosh to share.

I ask that you also please also renew your Irish Center membership – or become […]

September 24th, 2019|Tags: , |

Broken Harbour by Tana French

Books, Brews and Blarney: An Irish Book Club

Join us for a lively discussion.  Free, but we encourage membership to the KCIC.

Please confirm your attendance via phone: 816.474.3848 or email: [email protected] to ensure you have a seat.

October 24th, 2017|Tags: |

“Let the Great World Spin” by Colum McCann

Join us for a discussion of the piece. The cost is free. The club is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. Please join us for one or all of the book discussions! We’ll put the kettle on for tea, and Guinness is on tap (the Irish Center does ask for a donation for drinks […]

May 30th, 2017|Tags: , |

“Translations” by Brian Friel

Join us for a discussion of the piece. The cost is free. The club is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. Please join us for one or all of the book discussions! We’ll put the kettle on for tea, and Guinness is on tap (the Irish Center does ask for a donation for drinks […]

April 25th, 2017|Tags: , |

Cré na Cille / Graveyard Clay / The Dirty Dust

Choose 1:

Cré na Cille (in Irish) by Máirtín Ó Cadhain …or
Graveyard Clay translated by Liam Mac Con Iomaire…or
The Dirty Dust translated by Alan Titley

Join us for a discussion of the piece. The cost is free. The club is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. Please join us for one or all of the book discussions! We’ll put the kettle […]

March 28th, 2017|Tags: |

“Proxopera” by Benedict Kiely

Join us for a discussion of the piece. The cost is free. The club is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. Please join us for one or all of the book discussions! We’ll put the kettle on for tea, and Guinness is on tap (the Irish Center does ask for a donation for drinks […]

February 28th, 2017|Tags: , |

“Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither” by Sara Baume

Join us for a discussion of the piece. The cost is free. The club is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. Please join us for one or all of the book discussions! We’ll put the kettle on for tea, and Guinness is on tap (the Irish Center does ask for a donation for drinks […]

January 31st, 2017|Tags: , |

A Frank O’Connor Reader

Join us for a discussion of the piece. The cost is free. The club is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. Please join us for one or all of the book discussions! We’ll put the kettle on for tea, and Guinness is on tap (the Irish Center does ask for a donation for drinks […]

November 29th, 2016|Tags: , |

“Academy Street” by Mary Costello

Join us for a discussion of the piece. The cost is free. The club is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. Please join us for one or all of the book discussions! We’ll put the kettle on for tea, and Guinness is on tap (the Irish Center does ask for a donation for drinks […]

October 25th, 2016|Tags: , |

“The Immortal Irishman” by Timothy Egan

Join us for a discussion of the piece. The cost is free. The club is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. Please join us for one or all of the book discussions! We’ll put the kettle on for tea, and Guinness is on tap (the Irish Center does ask for a donation for drinks […]

September 27th, 2016|Tags: , |

“The Guards” by Ken Bruen

Join us for a discussion of the piece. The cost is free. The club is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. Please join us for one or all of the book discussions! We’ll put the kettle on for tea, and Guinness is on tap (the Irish Center does ask for a donation for drinks […]

August 30th, 2016|Tags: , |

“The Secret Scripture” by Barry

The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

The cost is free. The club is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. Please join us for one or all of the book discussions! We’ll put the kettle on for tea, and Guinness is on tap (the Irish Center does ask for a donation for drinks to help cover […]

May 31st, 2016|Tags: , |

“Felicia’s Journey” by Trevor

Felicia’s Journey by William Trevor

The cost is free. The club is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. Please join us for one or all of the book discussions! We’ll put the kettle on for tea, and Guinness is on tap (the Irish Center does ask for a donation for drinks to help cover costs). […]

April 26th, 2016|Tags: , |

“Twenty Years A-Growing”

Fiche Bliain ag Fás/Twenty Years A-Growing by Muiris Ó Súilleabháin (Maurice O’Sullivan)

The cost is free. The club is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. Please join us for one or all of the book discussions! We’ll put the kettle on for tea, and Guinness is on tap (the Irish Center does ask for a […]

March 29th, 2016|Tags: , |

Christina Reid: “Plays One”

Christina Reid: Plays One Reading & discussion

The cost is free. The club is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. Please join us for one or all of the book discussions! We’ll put the kettle on for tea, and Guinness is on tap (the Irish Center does ask for a donation for drinks to help cover […]

February 23rd, 2016|Tags: , |

“At Swim, Two Boys” by O’Neill

At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill

The cost is free. The club is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. Please join us for one or all of the book discussions! We’ll put the kettle on for tea, and Guinness is on tap (the Irish Center does ask for a donation for drinks to help […]

January 26th, 2016|Tags: , |

Yeats / Joyce

James Joyce: The Dead (film showing tbd) & WB Yeats: Selected Poems

The cost is free. The club is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. Please join us for one or all of the book discussions! We’ll put the kettle on for tea, and Guinness is on tap (the Irish Center does ask for a donation for drinks […]

November 24th, 2015|Tags: , , |

“The Likeness” by French

Our Reading for October is The Likeness by Tana French.

The cost is free. The club is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. Please join us for one or all of the book discussions! We’ll put the kettle on for tea, and Guinness is on tap (the Irish Center does ask for a donation […]

October 27th, 2015|Tags: |