Sunday, February 28, 2010

Island to Island

T.J. ENGLISH reading at the Relief for Haiti Benefit, February 24, 2010.


The earthquake in Haiti has created a crisis that will last for many years. On the night of February 24th, the organization IRISH AMERICAN WRITERS & ARTISTS, INC. (IAW&A), co-founded by author and journalist T.J. ENGLISH, hosted a benefit to raise money for relief in Haiti. ISLAND PEOPLE SUPPORTING ISLAND PEOPLE was the theme of the evening. Many musical acts, readers and guest speakers were featured, and the event was co-hosted by T.J. English. The benefit raised $107,500 to be donated to CONCERN WORLDWIDE, a Ireland-based relief organization that had boots on the ground in Haiti even before the earthquake struck. For more on IAW&A, check out their website at

Friday, February 5, 2010

Relief for Haiti

The after effects of the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti will continue to be felt for generations. The need is great. A benefit concert is being organized by the non-profit organization Irish American Writers & Artists, Inc. (IAW&A), of which writer T.J. English is one of the co-founders. The event is called RELIEF FOR HAITI: ISLAND PEOPLE SUPPORTING ISLAND PEOPLE and will showcase music, readings and other entertainment from Irish America, Ireland, Haiti, Puerto Rico, and elsewhere. Proceeds from this event will go to the Irish-based charity organization CONCERN.


WHEN: February 24, 2010, Wednesday, 7 pm- 11pm
WHERE: Connolly's Pub, Manhattan, W. 45th St bten 6th and 7th Avenues
HOW MUCH: $30 suggested donation (more if you can)
Your tax deductible contribution will go to CONCERN, a charity organization with people on the ground in Haiti -- even before the earthquake.