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Colum McCann: Gerson Reading

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
6:30pm – 9:00pm

Storrs Campus
Alumni Center

Colum McCann, one of Ireland’s most internationally prominent contemporary fiction writers, will deliver the 20th-anniversary Gerson Irish Reading, the culmination of a 2-day Narrative 4 event in which he will participate.

Narrative 4 is a global organization headed up by some of the world’s most renowned and influential authors, artists and community leaders who have come together to promote empathy through the exchange of stories.

Elizabeth Shanley Gerson earned her Bachelor’s degree from UConn in 1948 and her Master of Social Work degree here in 1978. The Gerson Irish Reader program was established in Elizabeth’s honor in 1997 by her children and her husband, the late Lou Gerson, emeritus professor of the political science department at UConn and former department chair.


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