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Wed, Jun

 
 
 

iBAM! is a full weekend filled with Irish Culture held every October since 2009 at the Irish American Heritage Center 4626 N Knox in Chicago.   October 27 & 28 the 80,000 square foot building will be packed full of Irish music, storytellers, dancing, children's activities, theater, book signings and readings, panel discussions, an Awards Gala Dinner, vendors, demonstrations, workshops, and plenty of great conversation. iBAM! is a 401(c)3 organization and works in partnership with the Irish American Heritage Center to bring the bst of Irish culture to all groups of people throughout Chicagoland. You don't have to be Irish to enjoy iBAM!


Presented by Celtic Women International, the iBAM! Literary salon is an amalgamation of short glimpses into the enchanting world of Irish culture.

This year's offering are:

SATURDAY!
        
12:00
Joan Kramer           
St. Brigid’s Celtic Meditation 


12:30
Sinead Tyrone
A song of Ireland: Poetry reading


1 pm  
Rosemary Feurer     
Mother Jones /James Connolly   


2 pm  
Theresa Choske      
Women in the Arts: Susan and Elizabeth Yeats

2:30.  
Katya Maslakowski   
Espionage, Romance and the History of the Cork IRA 1919-1921


3 pm  
Mary Pat Kelly         
The Irish and Chicago Politics 

3:30.  
Maureen Smith        
Intersection of Interests: Early 20th Century Active Irish Women

4 pm 
Micheline Sheehy Skeffington   
The role of Hanna and Francis Sheehy Skeffington in early 20th century Irish politics
5:00. 
Reception
All are welcome to grab a drink from the bar and then
join us in the "Literary Salon" to mix and mingle.



SUNDAY!

Noon     
Kathy Cunningham                
Telling Your Story with Art

Brenna Briggs                        
MAIDS
(Mothers Addicted to Irish Dancing) & the Evolution of the Liffey Rivers Stories
 

1 pm     
Micheline Sheehy Skeffington 
Three generations of activism: the Sheehy Skeffingtons' fight for women's equality in Ireland 1900-2017

2 pm     
Bridget English                     
More Dead Than Alive: Mourning and Memory in Glasnevin Cemetery


2:30      
Mary Wagner                       
When the Shoe Fits, Wear It!

3 pm     
Mary McCain                        
N. Ireland's Next Generation: Comments from Millennials

4 pm      
Mark Piekarz                       
"Songs and Ballads from the Irish Tradition"

4:30 pm     
Kathy O'Neill                       
Your Hair is on Fire!

Times and topics can change without notice - please check back for more Salon updates!

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