Having the Craic in Cork
I was honored to read from the River Wild on the banks of the River Lee a week ago at the Cork Midsummer Arts Festival. It was something of a homecoming. My paternal grandfather, EJ, was born in Cork - and my second cousin Mick O'Neill, and his wife, fellow writer Mary O'Shea, joined the audience. Their son Steven was also there, as was his force-of-nature wife Jane Anne, who consults for the festival and was kind enough to wangle me a reading slot.