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Book Chat with guest, S. Kirk Walsh, author of The Elephant of Belfast

April 14, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Online

Join us as we welcome S. Kirk Walsh, author of The Elephant of Belfast to The Chat.  Inspired by true events, this vivid and moving story of a young zookeeper and the elephant she’s compelled to protect through the German blitz of Belfast during WWll speaks to not only the tragedy of the times, but also to the ongoing sectarian tensions that still exist in Northern Ireland today–perfect for readers of historical and literary fiction alike.

S. KIRK WALSH is a writer living in Austin, Texas. Her work has been widely published in The New York Times Book ReviewLongreadsStoryQuarterly, and Electric Literature, among other publications. Over the years, she has been a resident at Ucross, Yaddo, Ragdale, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Walsh is the founder of Austin Bat Cave, a writing and tutoring center that provides free writing workshops for young writers throughout Austin. The Elephant of Belfast is her first novel.


Book Chat Thursday is a monthly ‘what-to-read-next’ book talk at New Canaan Library.  Readers’ Advisor, Laura Cavers, invites a guest (an author, a local organization’s leader, librarian or lucky patron) to talk about current hot titles or topical books.  Tell your family, friends, or colleagues who love to read and want to build their TBR pile to visit.  Great for book groups and bibliophiles.  What books would you recommend?  We’d love to know!  Join us!


April 14, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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