Irish Ink #2 with Kevin Toolis
Date: November 09, 2017
Venue: London Irish Centre, Camden Square
The Wonder of the Irish Wake with Kevin Toolis
Kevin Toolis, the BAFTA-winning writer and film maker, discusses his his ground breaking memoir My Father’s Wake and reveals how the oldest rite of humanity can still teach us to live, love and die in grace. Performing and reading from this critically acclaimed and highly original memoir, Kevin gives an intimate, eye-witness account of the death and wake of his father, and explores the wider history of the Irish Wake. With an uplifting, positive message at its heart, My Father's Wake celebrates the spiritual depth of the Irish Wake and shows how we too can find a better way to deal with our mortality, by living and loving in the acceptance of death.
Kevin Toolis is a BAFTA winning filmmaker and author of My Father's Wake: How the Irish Teach Us to Live, Love and Die, and an acclaimed chronicle of the Troubles Rebel Hearts. He has written for the New York Times and The Guardian. He is the founder of Many Rivers Films and playwright of the London West End political satire The Confessions of Gordon Brown.
In conversation Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin (aka bestselling crime writer Sam Blake) founder of Writing.ie.
Vanessa Fox O'Loughlin is the founder of the Writing.ie website, The Inkwell Group publishing consultancy and is Ireland's leading literary scout. She writes crime as the bestselling author Sam Blake (Little Bones Bonnier 2016, In Deep Water Bonnier 2017)