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Mary Lavin and Kate Murphy

October 08, 2013
The Murphy Conference Room will be re-dedicated Oct 11.
McQuade Library

Professor Murphy taught Irish literature, Creative Writing, and Shakespeare. Speakers will include Maureen O’Rourke Murphy, international Irish literature scholar, and Bud Jennings, Merrimack graduate, who is a high school teacher and fiction writer.

The library will be accepting the typescript of a discussion between Irish-American author Mary Lavin and a group of Merrimack students conducted in 1967.  Here are some library resources on Mary Lavin.

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    Folk Women and Indirection in Morrison, Ní Dhuibhne, Hurston, and Lavin

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