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Colm Toibin — Long Island with Hillary Kelly — at Conn Ave

Location 5015 Connecticut Ave NW Washington, DC 20008
Date Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Duration   1 hours
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Acclaimed Irish novelist Colm Tóibín will be in conversation with critic and essayist Hillary Kelly at an upcoming event in Washington, D.C. on May 11, 2024. Tóibín, the author of eleven acclaimed novels including the recent Long Island, is renowned for his masterful storytelling and his ability to capture the nuances of human relationships and the complexities of the human experience. At this event, Tóibín and Kelly will delve into the themes of Long Island, which explores the life of Eilis Lacey, an Irish woman living in 1970s Long Island, and the profound longing and silences that shape her existence. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to hear directly from Tóibín about his creative process, the inspirations behind his work, and the insights he hopes to impart through his fiction. Kelly, a respected voice in the literary world, will bring her keen critical eye and thoughtful questioning to the conversation, promising an engaging and illuminating discussion that will captivate anyone with a passion for literature and the human condition. Whether you're a longtime fan of Tóibín's work or are discovering his writing for the first time, this event is not to be missed. The event is free and open to the public, making it an accessible opportunity to engage with two of the most compelling literary voices of our time. Don't miss your chance to be part of this enriching and enlightening evening.

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