Irish American Writers and Artists to hold its first Southwest Salon in Santa Fe
A wide range of poets, writers, musicians, and storytellers will perform on Saturday, September 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe, as a nonprofit Irish-American collective holds its first Southwest salon.
The free and public event is sponsored by the Irish American Writers & Artists, Inc., a nonprofit organization founded in 2011 by writer Malachy McCourt in New York. The organization is dedicated to the celebration of Irish-American writers, actors, musicians, filmmakers, and artists both past and present.
The Santa Fe event features a diverse group of writers and musicians, including Jeannie Allen, Renny Golden, Bruce Holsapple, Tom Ireland, John Macker, Argos MacCallum, Bryce Milligan, Casey Mraz, Ann Neelon, Bill Nevins, Anne Valley-Fox, John Roche, Eamonn Wall, Megan McNiel Welsh, and Lawrence Welsh.
Each performer has a 10-minute slot.
Six years ago, the salons started in New York City as offshoots to the monthly IAW&A meetings. Today, biweekly salons are held at Bar Thalia and the Cell Theatre where groups of novelists, poets, musicians, filmmakers, painters, and theatre artists share their work. Salons have also been held in the Northeast, Chicago, and St. Louis, all featuring both emerging and experienced artists and performers.
The IAW&A is an independent and progressive collective dedicated to the principle that by promoting and appreciating creative expression, the members can enhance the human condition. The collective’s goal is to highlight the rich tradition of Irish Americans in all manner of artistic endeavor in the United States, from the nineteenth century to the present day.
Irish American Writers and Artists, Inc.
Lawrence Welsh: firstname.lastname@example.org