The Daughters of Ireland in America, Women Writers

Gateway Performance Productions (
Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day Observed and Women’s History Month with a special event…

The Daughters of Ireland in America, Women Writers

Spoken Word Readings with Piano
Conceived, adapted and directed by Sandra Hughes
Performed by Tyner Rushing, Sandra Hughes and Michael Hickey
Solo Piano – John Burke (Grammy Nominated Composer/Pianist)

The event will also include a related literary exhibit created by the Special Collections staff of the Atlanta-Fulton Central library and a large scale art installation — The Phoenix , Atlanta & Ireland — by Gateway artists Michael Hickey and Sandra Hughes. The installation was originally commissioned for exhibit by the 2016 Art on the Atlanta Beltline. The installation is available for purchase. Contact: for details.

Saturday, March 11, 2017 @ 3 pm
Free Admission

Reservations can be made at this link:
The event is free and seating is general.
Reservations are not required, but it’s very helpful to know who plans to attend.

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Auditorium
Central Library
One Margaret Mitchell Square
Atlanta, GA 30303

Directions by MARTA (There’s a stop directly in front of the library) and directions by car.

Special Thanks to the Atlanta-Fulton Central Public Library /Special Collections (Staff Members: John Wright, Danny Metha), the Consulate General of Ireland in Atlanta (Consul General Shane Stephens, Staff Members: Carol Jordan, Sondra Reed), Georgia State University, Music Department (Bram Creighton).

This project is supported in part by the Consulate General of Ireland in Atlanta, the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Culture Affairs and the Fulton County Commissioners under the guidance of Fulton County Arts and Culture.

Community Partners
Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System
Central Library

Georgia State University
School of Music

An Unexpected Nomination and Upcoming Events

Dear Friends,

This afternoon a phone call from a staff member at the Mayor’s office here in Atlanta notified me of an unexpected nomination for a community award based on the ongoing creative writing classes and workshops I teach through Gateway Performance Productions for senior citizens at a variety of Atlanta  venues.

On Monday, May 18, 2015. I am to arrive at Atlanta City Hall and report to the mayor’s cabinet room where refreshments will be served. After this  “Honorees will be recognized at a noon press conference and at the 1pm Council meeting.”

I am deeply honored to be nominated and  to have this opportunity to highlight the importance of enrichment programs to the physical, mental and spiritual health of the elders in our community.

Upcoming Events

June 13, Creative Writing Workshop: Free, Seniors and  Younger Adults, 10:15-11:30 am, Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility, Sandra Hughes Instructor,

June, 13, CD Release and Live Concert: Free,  8 pm,  Oglethorpe University Museum, Kairos — Piano, Spoken Word and Flute, John Burke and Sandra Hughes

June 15, Creative Writing Workshop: Free, Adults, noon- 1 pm, Georgia Hill Branch, Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library, Sandra Hughes Instructor,

Ongoing, Creative Writing Classes: Free, Age 55 and Up, Helene S. Mills Multipurpose Facility,Sandra Hughes Instructor,