Rosanne Higgins is an anthropologist and a novelist who writes about the Irish immigrant experience in Western New York during the nineteenth century. Orphans and Inmates is the first in a series of books chronicling three sisters orphaned on the journey from Ireland to Buffalo, New York. Using a colorful cast of characters (many of Irish descent) this series takes us on a journey full of optimism hope as the three sisters find their way in their home.
Come hear Rosanne Higgins speak about her book, Orphans and Inmates. She will be joining us at Erie Irish Festival throughout the weekend! Be sure to stop by, meet her, purchase your own copy & get an autograph! This Lecture is titled, A Shovel, A Pick, A Wheelbarrow and An Irishman: The Building of the Canals in The United States. Higgins will be speaking during our LUNCH LECTURE & MUSIC SERIES on Saturday at Noon! You won’t want to miss it! See you there.
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