Transatlantic Connections Conference Arts Corner| Author Michael MacDonald
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Transforming Trauma; Finding Voice and Agency
Michael Patrick MacDonald is a regular visitor to Donegal, and brings his students from Northeastern University to Donegal each year. His own life story is one of extraordinary triumph over discrimination, poverty and heartbreak, and through his teaching and his writing, he has inspired many to join him in his fight for human rights.
Michael will read from his current work, and discuss activism as a way of dealing with trauma and victimisation.
The Transatlantic Connections Conference will open on Wednesday January 11th at 7pm, beginning a four-day program of panels, lectures, keynote talks and cultural events by guest speakers from home and abroad.Panels continue on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Lunchtime lectures with guest speakers take place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with Keynote Lectures each of the evenings. There is also an Arts Program, including Arts Corner talks, Art Exhibitions and live music each evening.
Conference panels, lectures, arts and events are all open to the public and free of charge.
There are two main venues for all events:
The Conference website is www.taccireland.com