By Mary McFarland
Irish Network Minnesota (IN-MN) had a busy 2019 and is leaning into an even busier 2020. One of our first projects, out of the gate is the IN-MN Storytelling Project. Learn more about it at an informational meeting Feb. 23, 2020 from 1 to 2 p.m. at Merriam Park Library, located at 1831 Marshall Ave., in St. Paul.
IN-MN wants to hear your story and give you a platform to share it.
We are looking for writers, storytellers, musicians, and anyone who wants to participate in our new performance series, of sharing stories of immigration and Irish identity. If you want to share why your IrishNess is important to you, we want to hear from you. You don’t have to have experience as a writer or performer because we will help you share your story to a welcoming audience.
Performances will happen in a pub, cafe, library, or community space near you. The storytellers will tell their stories accompanied by live music, which is why we are looking for musicians too.
If you have any questions or if you would like to be involved but cannot make the Feb. 23 meeting feel free to email Stephen Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will be happy to hear from you.
Here is the IN-MN 2019 event recap:
- Feb. 2019 – Whiskey tasting at Shamrocks with Hellcat Maggie and St Paul, St Patrick’s Day Association
- March 2019– March in the St Patrick’s Day parade and collect donations for March Out Hunger during the month of March
- June 2019 – Presentation to F. Scott Fitzgerald group re: James Joyce
- June 2019 — Bloomsday Festival partnered with Hibernians and Fitzgerald St. Paul and Friends of the Library
- July — Aer Lingus welcome to Minnesota celebration
- July 2019 – Irish night at the Saints game
- Aug. 2019 – Volunteered at the Minnesota Irish Fair
- Oct. 2019 – Seven IN-MN board members attended the Irish Network USA conference in Washington, DC
- Dec. 2019 – Holiday movie fest, “Once” at the Dubliner
Irish Network Minnesota is an organization for anyone who wants to participate more actively in the Irish community or expand their social scene in Minnesota.
More information is available at Irish Network Minnesota.