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To Gather Series: The Gathering at the Guthrie Theater

Failte partnered with the Guthrie Theater for our first 2012-13 To Gather Series.  In June 2012, the Failte Minnesota board voted to support research efforts by Dr. Patrick O’Donnell on his most recent book about Tyrone Guthrie.  O’Donnell  conducted his research in Belfast, Ireland where Guthrie’s personal papers were donated to a private library after his death. Continue reading


Failte Minnesota Literary Legacy Lar Burke

In November 2011, Failte Minnesota established the Lar Burke scholarship at Listowel Writers Week; Ireland’s most prestigious literary festival.  The scholarship honors both  Burke’s own literary talent and his attendance, since 1993 at Writers Week.    Writers Week  started as a small literary festival in the west of Ireland 47 years ago and has evolved … Continue reading