Folger Poetry Series, in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland

March 15, 2021 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

On Monday, March 15 at 6:30 pm ET, Folger’s O.B. Hardison Poetry Series, in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland, welcomes Irish poet and writer Doireann Ní Ghríofa to read from her work—in both Irish and English—in a live virtual reading.

Her prose debut A Ghost in the Throat was awarded Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards.

Following the reading, she will be joined in conversation with poet LeAnne Howe. The two poets will discuss the special and long-standing connection between the Irish and indigenous communities of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

The online reading will be followed by a moderated conversation with Doireann Ní Ghríofa, LeAnne
Howe, and Teri Cross Davis, Poetry Coordinator at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Honorable Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States of America, welcomes the poets.
East City Bookshop is the online bookseller for this event.

Tickets are $5-$15 and can be purchased at the Folger Box Office at 202.544.7077 or by visiting


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