Admission is $5 ($4/BAC members). Books are usually available to purchase at event to have signed by the author.
Jack O' Keefe- Famine Ghost
November 20, 2pm
Jack O’Keefe, the son of Irish immigrants, earned a Ph.D. in Literature, and attended the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop. He joined the seminary of the Christian Brothers in West Park, New York, near President Roosevelt’s home, and later taught at Power Memorial Academy in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. In Famine Ghost, O'Keefe captures the raw details of the 1845-1850 Great Irish Famine, building our awareness of the true drama through photos, newspaper clips and drawings. It is a chilling story of the one million who died in Ireland and two million who emigrated. Jack is also the author of Brother Sleeper Agent: The Plot to Kill F.D.R. Visit author's website. Attendees may bring a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to the Morgan Park Food Pantry.