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'Tis an Irish writer that they're having here
'Tis an Irish writer that they're having here

Emma Donoghue is the latest in a long list of notable Irish writers who have been brought to Columbia by the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society. Donoghue headlines this organization's 37th annual Irish Evening on Friday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. Among the other Irish writers who appeared at this event over the decades are Frank McCourt, Colm Toibin, Paula Meehan, Eavan Boland, Colum McCann and Anne Enright. Although they represent a lot of literary history, the annual Irish Evening is about more than books. Music and dance are an important part of the occasion. This year a musical group called the Narrowbacks performs...