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"This program was unique—fascinating! The two authors
and the music all tied in together in remarkable ways for
an outstanding presentation—one of the best author events
of the many I have attended."
   —Audience member, Roseau (MN) Public Library

Erin Hart & Paddy O'Brien

If you would like Erin to speak at your bookstore, university, writer's conference, book club, book festival or other gathering, please contact her here.

Erin often does public readings and signing appearances accompanied by her husband, Irish musician Paddy O'Brien. Paddy plays amazing Irish traditional music on two-row button accordion, and can also talk about and read from his recent memoir, THE ROAD FROM CASTLEBARNAGH, about growing up in rural Ireland in the 1950s and 60s.

How to set up an event with Irish traditional music

Book Clubs

A special note to book clubs


2017

Tuesdays, February 21-March 28, 10-11:30 am
SAINT PAUL, MN
What's Your Story? A Writing Class for Caregivers Caregiving Writing Series With Erin Hart of History Theatre
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
Community Center for Aging | Caregiver Services
650 Marshall Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Six sessions: February 21, 28, March 7, 17, 21, 28. Everybody has a unique story—what's yours? Writing together and sharing our stories is a great way to connect with others, practice self-care, and reconnect with our own creativity. Embark on a journey of self-discovery in this six-week class, and learn how to let your experiences, thoughts, feelings, and dreams come alive on the page. Please join writer and teaching artist Erin Hart for this class focusing on writing, creativity, fun and sharing. No writing experience needed, all caregivers welcome. Register by Friday, February 17. On-site respite care available with pre-approval. To register, call 651-280-2273 or email caregiving@wilder.org.


Tuesdays, February 21-March 28, 1:30-3:00 pm
SAINT PAUL, MN
Writing from Memory—Memoir Class
History Theatre
30 10th Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55101
(651) 292-4323
Six sessions: February 21, 28, March 7, 17, 21, 28. Join author and teaching artist Erin Hart from the History Theatre for this fun and accessible six-session memoir writing workshop that will help you discover new ways to explore your own history. Using photographs, music, movement and sense memories, we will explore significant chapters in your personal or family history, and with the tools of creative writing will help you bring your memories to vivid life on the page. Absolutely no experience necessary and everyone is welcome! $150 for six sessions ($120 for season ticket holders). TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE.


February 23
MAPLE GROVE, MN
Meeting with a local book club


March 12, 6:30 pm
EDINA, MN
Good Samaritan United Methodist Church
5730 Grove Street
Edina, MN 55436
Erin Hart & Paddy O'Brien
THE BOOK OF KILLOWEN and THE ROAD FROM CASTLEBARNAGH
Memoirs, music, manuscripts and mystery—a short reading/book chat with Irish music, plus Q&A!


March 14, 6:30 pm
CHISAGO CITY, MN
Chisago Lakes Area Library
11754 302nd Street
Chisago City, MN 55013
(651) 257-2817
Erin Hart & Paddy O'Brien
THE BOOK OF KILLOWEN and THE ROAD FROM CASTLEBARNAGH
Memoirs, music, manuscripts and mystery—a short reading/book chat with Irish music, plus Q&A!


April 20, 12 Noon
SAINT PAUL, MN
PERA Retiree Group
Ideal Hall
1494 Dale Street North
Saint Paul, MN 55117
Erin Hart & Paddy O'Brien
THE BOOK OF KILLOWEN and THE ROAD FROM CASTLEBARNAGH
Memoirs, music, manuscripts and mystery—a short reading/book chat with Irish music, plus Q&A!


Ireland Tour

May 25-June 4
IRELAND WITH ERIN HART
10-days/9 nights in Ireland focusing on history, archaeology, folklore & music
DETAILS
Join Erin for this unique trip through Ireland, visiting many of the places that have inspired her writing, from the ancient tombs, the peat bog and its hidden treasures, and the folklore and spirituality of the people and the places, past and present. We'll spend three nights in Dublin, exploring the city and taking in the the bog men and the Faddan More Psalter at the National Museum, along with the Book of Kells at Trinity College, traditional music sessions, and a day trip to Lough Crew megalithic cemetery. From Dublin we'll head to the ancient monastery at Glendalough, and take in Ireland's oldest city of Waterford where we'll go into the Mayor's Wine Vault, under the city from medieval times. Then westward to Dingle Peninsula, taking in its rugged beauty (not to mention its music and fresh seafood) before traveling the coast and onto West Galway, Connemara and the Aran Islands. We'll visit with renowned storytellers, musicians, archaeologists, and folklorists. Finally, we'll head east toward Dublin again where it all began, and have a last night in a Barberstown Castle. A magical way to end your journey through Ireland! For any questions or additional information, just get in touch with Jeanne Wynne at Celtic Journeys, (651) 291-800, jean@celtic-journeys.com, www.celtic-journeys.com.


Ireland Tour

September 26-October 4
TOUR OF IRELAND
Ireland: The Creative I

10-day tour of Ireland focused on creativity
DETAILS
Reservation form
For centuries, the history and landscape of Ireland has inspired writers, musicians, filmmakers, and artists of every stripe. On this trip, we'll explore the wonders of that storied isle: taking in the landscape, history, music and poetry of Ireland with artists, photographers, and traditional musicians, and setting off on daily adventures to spark our own creative impulses. Designed for lifelong learners, and led by travel experts Erin Hart and Linda Rosen, this trip will focus on the rugged West Coast featuring counties Mayo, Galway, Limerick, Kerry and Clare and including Connemara, the Dingle Peninsula and Joyce Country. Questions? Call Linda Rosen at 763-475-0508 or email her at: irelandonmymind@msn.com.


October 14, 11 am
NORTH OAKS, MN
Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries Annual Luncheon
North Oaks Golf Club
54 East Oaks Road
North Oaks, MN 55127
THE BOOK OF KILLOWEN and THE ROAD FROM CASTLEBARNAGH
Memoirs, music, manuscripts and mystery—a short reading/book chat with Irish music, plus Q&A!


November 2-4, TIMES AND LOCATIONS TBA
GRAND MARAIS, MN
North Shore Readers and Writers Festival
120 West 3rd Avenue
Grand Marais, MN 55604
218-387-2737
A biennial event hosted by The Grand Marais Art Colony, in conjunction with the Grand Marais Public Library, and Drury Lane Books. Workshops, readings, panel discussions, all celebrating writing and reading, and maybe even a Minnesota literary trivia contest—with beer—all featuring fabulous Minnesota writers. I'll likely be teaching a craft workshop and participating in a panel discussion or a reading event. Visit the Grand Marais Art Colony website for more information and the full festival schedule as it develops.

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