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A Conversation with Kia Corthron

  • Friday, September 16, 2022
  • 6:00 PM
  • Bank of Ireland NYC Hub, 2 Grand Central Tower, NYC


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Irish Business Organization of New York Women's Network and the African American Irish Diaspora Network Present

A Conversation with Kia Corthron

Author of Moon and the Mars

Friday, September 16, 2022 at 6 p.m.

at the Bank of Ireland NYC Hub.

IBO-NY Women's Networking and the AAIDN are delighted to present a reception and conversation with award-winning playwright and novelist Kia Corthron on Friday, September 16, 2022 at 6 p.m.

Kia Corthron is a playwright and novelist living in New York City. In 2016, Kia's debut novel, The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter, was published by Seven Stories Press. It was named a New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and was awarded The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Her second novel, Moon and the Mars, was released last year.

She is the author of numerous plays, which have been produced in New York, across the U.S., and internationally. Awards for her body of work for the stage include the Windham Campbell Prize for Drama, the Horton Foote Prize, the Flora Roberts Award, the United States Artists Jane Addams Fellowship, the Otto Award for Political Theatre, the Simon Great Plains Playwright Award, and the Lee Reynolds Award. She has also written a little television: for David Simon's The Wire (Edgar and Writers Guild Outstanding Series awards) and Tom Fontana's The Jury.

Corthron will discuss her work, including her most recent novel Moon and the Mars, with fellow author and IBO-NY Women's Network committee member Eileen Scully. That conversation will then be opened up to a Q&A session with the audience.

Attendees are welcome to bring their own copies of Moon and the Mars to be signed by the author.

See Kia Corthron’s full bio

About interviewer Eileen Scully

Eileen Scully is an international keynote speaker, author of “In the Company of Men: How Women can Succeed in a World Built Without Them,” and founder and CEO of The Rising Tides, a consulting firm that makes workplaces better for women through assessment and advisory services. Visit

Moon and the Mars may be obtained from: 

• @WordUpBooks @ #WashingtonHeights
• Your neighborhood independent bookseller
•Barnes & Noble and/or Amazon

Praise for Moon and the Mars

“Playwright and novelist Corthron (The Castle Cross the Magnet Carter) combines a propulsive coming-of-age story with a fascinating history of the years before and after the Civil War… Corthron smoothly weaves in historical developments as divisions flare in the Five Points, such as the implications of the Dred Scott case, something Grammy Brook sums up concisely: “Whenever the rich make a crisis, you know what gonna fall to the poor is catastrophe.” Corthron’s ambition pays off with dividends.”Publishers Weekly

About IBO-NY and Women’s Networking Committee

Network, Communicate, Reciprocate

The Irish Business Organization of New York is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nondenominational association which seeks to promote, foster, and advance the business interests of Irish and Irish-American people. Founded in 1973 — and celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023 —IBO-NY is chartered to: encourage, increase, and further the business interests of its members in the tristate area, United States, and internationally; sponsor noteworthy guest speaker programs and social events throughout the year; and promote programs designed to improve the economic, intellectual, and social status of its members. It provides a forum for Irish and Irish-American businesspeople and their friends and colleagues. Through its regular networking meetings, the IBO holds more than 25 events a year including monthly evening events, monthly business breakfasts, a quarterly women's networking lunch, and other member events. 

IBO-NY Women’s Networking Committee
The purpose of the Women's Networking Committee is to organize additional networking events and opportunities for IBO professional women. Inspiring female thought leaders and speakers are selected by the committee and invited to educate, inspire, and motivate attendee. Please join our IBO-NY Women’s Networking Group on LinkedIn.

About African American Irish Diaspora Network

The mission of the African American Irish Diaspora Network is to foster relationships between African Americans and Ireland through shared heritage and culture. It will create a framework for people to strengthen their identity and connection with the Irish Diaspora, engage with Irish culture, business and issues, communicate with one another, and provide opportunities to travel to the Island to experience its rich beauty and history. 

The Irish Business Organization of New York and the African American Irish Diaspora Network are recipients of #GlobalIrish funding from the Consulate of Ireland in New York Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme. 

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