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  • 3/16 & 3/18: "Asking for It" (drama) McHUGH & Mika

    In the March 16 & 18 events of the Irish Women's Writing Festival hosted by UConn’s Irish Literature Honors class, performer Alex Mika (CLAS '21) and Abbey Thetare Dublin playwright, MEADHBH McHUGH, discuss her play adaptation, Asking for It.

    *Trigger warning: Play portrays the fallout from the upload of footage of a rape.


    UConn’s Irish Literature Honors class will host an Irish Women’s Writing Festival:


    Mar. 4:   Sean Forbes (UConn) discusses Boland & Hartnett & reads his Irish-themed work

    Mar. 9:   Myles Dungan (RTÉ broadcaster& historian) on “The Alpha Male in Irish History”

    Mar. 16: Alex Mika on Meadhbh McHugh*: “Dramatic Readings as Performance”

    Mar. 18: Meadhbh McHugh on her drama adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s Asking for It*

    Apr. 1:   Caoilinn Hughes on her novel, The Wild Laughter

    Apr. 8:   Claire Kilroy on her novel, The Devil I Know

    Apr. 20: Claire Bracken (Union College) survey talk on Irish Women’s Writing  


    All events free, open, and from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the same WebEx “classroom.” Contact host Prof. Mary Burke regarding WebEx admittance to events and for accommodation requests.

    Sponsored by Irish Sudies/Department of English


    For more information, contact: Mary Burke at