(Re)Connecting with ancestors and motherland through Mártín Ó Cadhain
This class will discuss the short story “The Year 1912” by Mártín Ó Cadhain and invite storytelling and craft-making related to the objects passed down from emigration. Experiences from places and cultures outside Ireland are very welcome!
Class reading: “The Year 1912”, with some background on Ó Cadhain: https://www.aistriu.eu/texts/bhliain-1912-year-1912 (The PDF can also be sent to participants.)
3 Zoom sessions. Wednesdays. 8 – 9:15 pm. January 25 – February 8.
Class fee: $75
- Online payment is strongly preferred. It automatically notifies the instructor and the director of the Education Program of your registration.
- By check, make it out to ‘Celtic Junction Arts Center’ and mail it to the Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104. If you pay by check, please send an email to the instructor, Erick Boustead at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com. Without an email, we won’t know to expect you or how to communicate with you.
How do we relate to what’s passed down to us? The short story “The Year 1912” serves as a portal to the experiences of Irish emigrants and those left behind along with the materiality of leaving and forging a new life (e.g. the trunk). It also provides an opportunity to explore how we relate to emigrants who settled in “The New World” generations ago and how that has affected Irish Americans’ relationship to Ireland. This class will discuss the short story “The Year 1912” and invite storytelling and craft-making related to the objects passed down from emigration. Experiences from places and cultures outside Ireland are very welcome!