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Seamus Heaney

Hamilton headlines HoCoPoLitSo's Irish Evening

Hugo Hamilton

It takes so long to say the name of the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society that one can be thankful that everybody just refers to it as HoCoPoLitSo. One of this literary organization's longest running and most popular activities is an annual Irish Evening that features a reading by a celebrated author, an opportunity to have books signed, live music and, of course, Irish coffee.

This year's event promises to live up to that lively tradition. Memoirist and novelist Hugo Hamilton is the guest speaker for the 34th Irish Evening Friday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.

"The writers we've had are internationally known, not just known...