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Newburyporter Áine Greaney is an Irish-born author who never wrote or published anything until she landed in America in 1986.

Since then, her work has been published and broadcast in the U.S., Ireland, the U.K. and Canada. In addition to her four books, her essays and articles have appeared in Creative Nonfiction, NPR/WBUR, The Boston Globe Magazine, Salon, The Drum, New Hibernia Review, Litro Magazine and other outlets. Her essay collection, “Green Card and Other Essays” will be released in spring 2019.

Her awards and shortlists include a citation in “Best American Essays.” Also, “Sanctuary,” her essay about family bereavement, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has presented or co-presented at national and regional conferences and discussion panels.

At the Emma Andrews Library and Community Center, Greaney will discuss her fifth book, Green Card& Other Essays (Wising Up Press, 2019).

A blend of memoir, contemplation and opinion pieces, the essays in Green Card move back and forth between the Merrimack Valley, Newburyport and Ireland, and the essays map her journey from being a newbie immigrant to a naturalized citizen.

Emma Andrews Library and Community Center, 77 Purchase St (corner of Marlboro St) Newburyport, MA

Thursday, September 19 at 7:30

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