Oct. 7, 1 p.m. –

Reading with Elizabeth Searle, Tommy Shea and (by Skype from Co. Galway, Ireland) Nuala Ni Chonchuir, among the contributors to “Soap Opera Confidential: Writers and Soap Insiders on Why They’ll Tune in Tomorrow as the World Turns by the Guiding Light of Our Lives.” Sponsored by and held at The Irish Cultural Center of Western New England, 429 Morgan Road, West Springfield, Mass. Free and open to the public. Copies of all four authors’ books will be available for sale and signing.


July 28 to Aug. 4 – Leading the Fourth Annual Summer Writing Seminar in Dingle, Ireland, offered through Bay Path University’s MFA program in nonfiction. Other faculty members to date are Leanna James Blackwell, Ann Hood and Tommy Shea.