"On the evening of October 19th, the Irish College came alive with the enchanting presence of celebrated writers Sheila Armstrong and Pat Boran. The event witnessed a tremendous outpouring of interest from an enthusiastic audience, a testament to the profouond impact of their literary creations. With eager anticipation, attendees settled in for what turned out to be an unforgettable event. Sheila Armstrong transported the audience into the vivid world of her latest book, with a captivating reading that left us hypnotized. Pat Boran, in turn, graced us with the lyrical beauty of his poetry from his latest work, evoking a symphony of emotions within the hearts of those in attencdance. The magic of the evening didn't stop there. Following their readings, the floor was open for a thought-provoking and engaging Q&A session. The audience actively seized the opportunity to delve deeper into the intricacies of the authors' works, exploring themes like the scapegoats that peppered their narratives, the symbolism that enriched their pages, and the essence of Irish identity that resonated throughout their writings. Sheila and Pat proved to be not only gifted writers, but also gracious and insightful conversationalists. Their articulate and transparent responses to the audience's questions enriched the evening, leaving everyone with a deeper appreciation of their works and the ideas behind them. It was a harmonious exchange of thoughts and ideas concluding the night on a heartwarming and positive note."
Marta Marogna (BA student)