What It Means To Overcome – Paisley Film Festival

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(What it Means) to Overcome: Poems and short stories with Charlie Gracie, Donal McLaughlin & Mairi Murphy

23 February, 2021 5 p.m.

Authors From Home Tickets: Free

Charlie Gracie, Donal McLaughlin & Mairi Murphy are three local writers with strong Irish roots. One emigrated to Paisley as a child, whilst two are second generation. The childhoods of all three coincided with the Civil Rights movements in the US & Northern Ireland, creating an awareness of different forms of discrimination and the struggle for basic human rights. In this relaxed reading, hear how these experiences have informed the stories & poems of these authors about emigration & immigrant experience. Expect to be moved & entertained by the day-to-day-ness of moments highlighted, and hear …

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