Reading: Bar Thalia

On December 3, I was lucky enough to read at the Irish American Writers & Artists Inc. Salon at Bar Thalia. The Upper West Side of New York City location was a perfect setting. Everyone in attendance was so generous and thoughtful to have listened so closely to the reading. I was very happy to hear compliments and interest in Light of the Diddicoy, the first book in the Auld Irishtown trilogy.Image

Lots of friends and supporters showed as well and I am amazed at how far this effort has already come. From the simple idea to write a book about my own family’s history as Irish American in Brooklyn to spending hours at the Chambers Street Municipal Archives alone in downtown Manhattan to inking a contract with Three Rooms Press and now reading the work in front of friends and strangers. It’s been a long ride, but the road is filled with great opportunity Final Diddicoy coverahead.

Light of the Diddicoy has sold close to 40 pre-order copies already. With it being three months out until publication, that is a good start to create a buzz, and in this business a buzz can generate lots of interest. If you are interested in the concept behind Light of the Diddicoy, please do not hesitate to pre-order now at a reduced price and let your friends and family know as well. It’s a great book to buy for your father, brother or boyfriend for Christmas.

Here is a link to the Amazon.com page for: Light of the Diddicoy.

 

There were some other readers there as well that were very talented. I would encourage everyone with an Irish background or not to check out the wonderfully talented people at the salons held by the Irish American Writers & Artists Inc. They meet every other Tuesday night at Bar Thalia and the Cell Theatre. Here is a link for information:

http://www.i-am-wa.org/salons.html#

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About eamonblog

I am Eamon Loingsigh, author of the Auld Irishtown trilogy. The first book in the trilogy is "Light of the Diddicoy," (Three Rooms Press 2014). The second is "Exile on Bridge Street," (Three Rooms Press 2016). This blog is mostly concerned with the books and the history of Brooklyn, the Irish-Americans and the gangs of Brooklyn and New York. I have also written lots of other stuff, namely two other books, the first called, "An Affair of Concoctions" and the book of poetry, "Love and Maladies." There are also articles sprinkled around the internet about anything from the anarchist movement of the Spanish Civil War to the French Symbolists of late 1800s Paris to the Irish Famine. With a degree in journalism and a passion for writing, there are lots of topics I have covered. To get in touch, send an email to: eamonloingsigh@gmail.com. Oh by the way, my last name is pronounced "Lynch." Eamon Loingsigh
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