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James Francis Cahillane

Author's Bio

My recent work ranges from many guest Opinion columns for The Daily Hampshire Gazette and Greenfield Recorder. I contributed an essay to The Irish Legacy: The History of the Irish in Western Massachusetts, and have lectured at Greenfield Community College & The Springfield Museums. An Air Force veteran, I’ve spoken for both Memorial Day and Veterans Days in Williamsburg, MA. I have twice been a judge for The Lions Club Youth Speech Competition. In 2014 I published an autobiography: A Yank at Fairford with family photos as a Christmas gift for my siblings, children and grandchildren. In 2015 I book-ended all the above with open-heart surgery.

Publications and Prizes

ON HISTORY'S FRONT STEPS (Florence Poets Society, 2010), The Best Place of All: An Irish-American Memoir of Pluck, Luck & Automobiles (350th Anniversary Committee of the City of Northampton, 2004)
A Winter Offering and A Second Collection (Florence Poets Society, 2007)
Silkworm 5 (Florence Poets Society, 2011)
Distillery, Illya's Honey, Ship of Fools, Silkworm, Soundings East, South Carolina Review
Honorable Mention for A WINTER OFFERING in Writer's Digest International Self-Published Poetry competition 2006. 2009 Grant: Northampton, MA Arts Council towards On History's Front Steps.

James Francis Cahillane Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Wright Brothers by David W. McCullough
Favorite Books:
84 Charing Cross Road & Film The Country Without a Post Office History and Nonfiction in general.
Favorite Authors:
C.S. Lewis Agha Shahid Ali A. D. Cousins

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Listing last updated: November 19, 2015

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Poet
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
Irish American
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Born in:
Northampton, MA
Raised in:
Northampton, MA

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