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#GetLit The Month of March is a month that has the power to make anyone feel Irish, but is our culture really as trivial as Potatoes, Beer and Leprechauns? For too long, stereotypes of drinking and leprechauns have overshadowed the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. This St Patrick’s Day why not celebrate some of the best Irish Writers of the last one hundred years. From Joyce to Tobin, From Yeats to Heaney, Ireland has produced some of the worlds most celebrated and critically acclaimed writers in the last century. We ask you to join us here at the Irish Arts Center in promoting and celebrating Irish literature and remold the damaging narrative put forward by the celebrations. Changing The Narrative! At Irish Arts Center we set out to help change that narrative. On St. Patrick’s Day, the media tells Irish stories while our children listen and watch but what image are we projecting as a nation to the rest of the world? With four Nobel Prizes in Literature, great songwriters, poets, dramatists, novelists, screen-writers, comedy writers and The Gift of the Gab… there is so much to celebrate about Ireland and the Irish that often goes unacknowledged, that is what we, at Irish Arts Center, are looking to bring to attention. How? For the past 8 years Irish Arts Center staff and volunteers have taken to the streets across New York, in all five boroughs, on St. Patrick’s Day, to distribute more than 10,000 free books each year written by Irish and Irish American authors to New Yorkers of all backgrounds. This year we enlisted the help of some of our friends to raise awareness of this great project and invited people to participate by tweeting out a picture of their favorite book, along with #GetLit, #IACBookDay, @irishartscenter, and encouraged people to get involved by underwriting a few quid for a worthy cause. For the price of a pint of “the blackstuff”, you can help us change the narrative. If you care about the projected image of Ireland and the Irish culture, make a donation. No donation is too small, and each and every gift will make a difference. To keep the St. Patrick’s Day spirit alive you can make a #GetLit donation all the way up until the end of March. #GetLit
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The Month of March is a month that has the power to make anyone feel Irish, but is our culture really as trivial as Potatoes, Beer and Leprechauns?
For too long, stereotypes of drinking and leprechauns have overshadowed the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. This St Patrick’s Day why not celebrate some of the best Irish Writers of the last one hundred years. From Joyce to Tobin, From Yeats to Heaney, Ireland has produced some of the worlds most celebrated and critically acclaimed writers in the last century. We ask you to join us here at the Irish Arts Center in promoting and celebrating Irish literature and remold the damaging narrative put forward by the celebrations.


Changing The Narrative!

At Irish Arts Center we set out to help change that narrative. On St. Patrick’s Day, the media tells Irish stories while our children listen and watch but what image are we projecting as a nation to the rest of the world? With four Nobel Prizes in Literature, great songwriters, poets, dramatists, novelists, screen-writers, comedy writers and The Gift of the Gab… there is so much to celebrate about Ireland and the Irish that often goes unacknowledged, that is what we, at Irish Arts Center, are looking to bring to attention.

How?

For the past 8 years Irish Arts Center staff and volunteers have taken to the streets across New York, in all five boroughs, on St. Patrick’s Day, to distribute more than 10,000 free books each year written by Irish and Irish American authors to New Yorkers of all backgrounds.
This year we enlisted the help of some of our friends to raise awareness of this great project and invited people to participate by tweeting out a picture of their favorite book, along with #GetLit, #IACBookDay, @irishartscenter, and encouraged people to get involved by underwriting a few quid for a worthy cause.
For the price of a pint of “the blackstuff”, you can help us change the narrative. If you care about the projected image of Ireland and the Irish culture, make a donation. No donation is too small, and each and every gift will make a difference. To keep the St. Patrick’s Day spirit alive you can make a #GetLit donation all the way up until the end of March.




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