The Friends are sponsoring
Irish Writers’ Festival Presenters
The Friends Bookstore
110 E. Main St. Los Gatos 95030
will read from 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Not the Same Sky is the story of four girls, part of the 4,000 Irish women shipped to Australia after the 1848 famine, and how they navigated their new life.
Writing therapist Eanlai Cronin will speak from 12:15-1 p.m.
Cronin runs writing groups in the East Bay for women in recovery from alcoholism, addiction, abuse. She focuses on writing as a creative way to reclaim one’s sense of self worth. Her memoir is titled Girl in Irish.
Norm Matteoni in conversation with Myles Dungan
Matteoni is a longtime Los Gatos resident. His book, “Prairie Man: The Struggle between Sitting Bull and Indian Agent James McLaughlin,” explores the conflict between Sitting Bull and Indian Agent James McLaughlin, son of Ulster Irish emigrants. After the infamous June 1876 Battle of the Little Big Horn, Sitting Bull became the most wanted Indian in the US, protesting intrusions into Lakota prairie land, refusing to sign treaties – and epitomizing resistance.
“Theirs was a fight over the hearts and minds of the Lakota,” Matteoni said.