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October 6, 2005

Author and BBC Broadcaster to Give Lecture on Oct. 11

WHO: Frank Delaney, author of The New York Times best seller "Ireland: A Novel" and broadcaster for the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

WHAT: Demonstrating how the writers of Ireland relate to the country’s past, Delaney will discuss "The Beautiful Bridge: Crossing the Span Between Oral Tradition and the Written Creative Word." His lecture will focus on the principles of storytelling in ancient Irish communities and making connections between Irish traditions of myth, saga and legend. This event is another in the series of Benjamin Botkin Lectures on traditional American folklore presented by the American Folklife Center.

WHEN: Noon on Tuesday, Oct. 11. This event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

WHERE: Mumford Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave, S.E., Washington, D.C.

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PR 05-220
10/06/05
ISSN 0731-3527

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