Irish Writers to Visit Saint Peter’s College


April 2, 2002– Irish Writers to Visit Saint Peter’s College

Jersey City, NJ – Four visiting Irish writers, including novelist Leo Cullen, will visit Saint Peter’s College on Thursday, April 4 to speak about contemporary Irish literature and read from their own works.

Cullen’s novel Let’s Twist Again, published in October 2001, has been serialized on Irish Radio and the BBC. He will be joined at Saint Peter’s by Anne Fitzgerald, the author of a poetry collection, Swimming Lessons, Oliver Marshall, editor of Wildeside Literary Magazine, and children’s poet Carmen Cullen.

Prior to visiting the College, the four writers will read their work at the Irish American Center on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

The visit to Saint Peter’s was arranged by English professor Dr. Victoria Sullivan. Dr. Sullivan had three poems published in the Fall issue of Artist and Influence magazine. Her one act play, “The Other Wife,” will be performed as part of the Hypothetical Theatre Company’s one act festival in Manhattan, May 29-June 2.

The public is invited to attend two sessions with the visiting Irish authors on April 4 on the College’s Jersey City campus. The first will be at 11 a.m. in Pope Hall, room 5, followed by a second presentation at 12:30 p.m. in room 107 Pope Hall. For more information, call 201-915-9253.