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30
May

Traveling to Northern Ireland Soon

I collected ‘Irish People, Irish Linen’ this morning and have been glued to it since!!  First of all thank you for the acknowledgement;  but more importantly thank you and congratulations on a superb publication.  Your patience and scholarship have been rewarded in a magnificant piece of work that we should all be grateful for – it […]

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08
May

Presentation In San Francisco on May 20th

Sunday, May 20,  4pm  Irish People, Irish Linen with Kathleen Curtis Wilson. Ms. Wilson will speak about her highly acclaimed book Irish People, Irish Linen  – the story of the craft, industry, and traditions of the Irish linen trade. The story of Irish linen is a story of the Irish people. Many thousands of men and women made Irish linen a […]

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19
Mar

Presentation in Portsmouth, Virginia Tuesday March 27th

I will be giving a slide presentation at the Commodore Theatre in Portsmouth. Come join me for lunch and listen to a presentation on the history of Irish linen and its influence on the culture of Irish people on both sides of the Atlantic. For more informations. please go to the Commodore Theatre website: www.commodoretheatre.com. […]

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14
Mar

What am I doing next?

A number of people on my website have asked what am I doing next? I just finished the first draft of my novel, The Fabric of Wishful Thinking. The story takes place over a period of eighteen months in 1910/1911 in southwest Virginia, in which the main characters of a textile mill family are forced […]

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14
Mar

A Quilt Maker Comments

After I read IPIL I put in an interlibrary loan request for Textile Art and Uplifting the South. I’m a quiltmaker, not a weaver, so I didn’t understand all the terminology but I certainly admired the coverlets in the exhibit. I also love human interest stories (I listen to StoryCorps on NPR every week) so […]

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13
Mar

Former Mill Worker Remembers

I have just received a copy of your book this morning, at first glance most impressed. I look forward to reading it. Now retired living in SW France, some of my time, a lot really!, is spent developing websites for my interests. I have an Irish Linen site you might be interested to see. http://www.irishlinenmills.com […]

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13
Mar

Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, Virginia

On Friday, March 23 at 2:00 pm, I will be at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville. The presentation about my book, Irish People, Irish Linen, explores the history of Irish linen through art, architecture, technology, economic and social history, and cultural traditions. The media presentation will be illustrated with lavish images. It is open […]

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08
Mar

Book Signing in Vermont

I was asked to sign books at Ebenezer’s Book Store in Johnson, Vermont after my reading at the Vermont Studio Center

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04
Mar

Vermont Writer’s Residency

I am just back from a fabulous month at the Vermont Studio Center. It is a great place for creative work; the studio, housing, food, and opportunity to me with 40 interesting artists and writers made for a perfect month. I also loved the snow. In that atmosphere, I was able to complete the first […]

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15
Dec

Irish Arts Review Magazine

This large scale glossy magazine is gorgeous and I am delighted to have a 4-page review of my book included in the December/winter issue. There are 6 color photos beautifully placed throughout the text. If you haven’t seen the magazine and love the work of talented contemporary artists, I strongly you subscribe to Irish Arts […]

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