Anglistik und Amerikanistik

Author Reading: "Patrick Freyne, 'OK, Let's Do Your Stupid Idea' (2020)"

Datum: 06.12.2022, 12:00 - 14:00 Uhr
Kategorie: Startseite
Ort: Online
Vortragende: Patrick Freyne

Patrick Freyne has tried a lot of stupid ideas in his life. Now, he is here to tell you about them: like the time (aged 5) he opened a gate and let a horse out of its field, just to see what would happen; or the time (aged 19) he jumped out of a plane for charity, even though he didn't much care about the charity and was sure he'd end up dead; or the time (aged old enough to know better) he used a magazine as a funnel for fuel when the petrol cap on his band's van broke.

He has also learned a few things: about the power of group song; about the beauty of physically caring for another human being; about childlessness; about losing friends far too young. Life as seen through the eyes of Patrick Freyne is stranger, funnier and a lot more interesting than life as we generally know it. Like David Sedaris or Nora Ephron, he creates an environment all his own - fundamentally comic, sometimes moving, always deeply humane. OK, Let's Do Your Stupid Idea is a joyous reading experience from an instantly essential new writer.

Patrick Freyne spent most of his twenties trying to be a rock star before turning to the much more stable and secure world of journalism. He is a features writer at the Irish TimesOK, Let's Do Your Stupid Idea is his first book.


If you are interested in participating in this online event, please sign up by sending an email with the subject line “FREYNE ” to by  December 5, 2022. Please include your full name and affiliation or address.


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