Irish Book Day to debut original short stories, poetry



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Irish Book Day to debut original short stories, poetry

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, will again be Irish Book Day, when the Irish arts organization Solas Nua gives away books that give voice to Irish authors and poets. This year, Solas Nua is introducing a new collection of short stories and poetry by Ireland’s best contemporary writers called What’s the Story?


Solas Nua volunteers will be giving away thousands of copies of What’s the Story? at Metro stops including Dupont Circle, Gallery Place/Chinatown, Judiciary Square (morning) and Columbia Heights during morning and evening rush hours. Other locations will be tweeted throughout the day by @SolasNuacht. Readers are invited to share their responses using #whatsthestory on Facebook and Twitter.

The stories and poems collected in What’s the Story? were selected by The Stinging Fly literary magazine and published in association with Solas Nua. The book was underwritten by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and Solas Nua members. Authors included in the 139-page book are Mary Costello, Kevin Barry, Elaine Feeney and many others.

Explore our site to learn more about What’s the Story?, plans for Irish Book Day and Irish film, literature, music and theater, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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