Promoting Irish-American Culture
and Preserving Local Histories
Through Year-Round Programs

The Crossroads Salon

Welcome to the Crossroads Salon

The Crossroads Salon was launched within the 12th annual Irish-American Crossroads Festival. The San Francisco Bay Area has long been home to many important Irish and Irish-American authors and artists, from Eugene O’Neill to Kathleen Thompson Norris. The Crossroads Salon creates a space for local writers and artists — who either have Irish-American heritage or who are interested in exploring Irish-American themes — to gather and experience each other’s work and share ideas.

This inaugural Crossroads Salon took place on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the United Irish Cultural Center and it featured both readings from invited local authors and an ‘open mic’ for additional authors and artists who wanted to share their work.

Previously, in 2011 Crossroads launched the first Irish-American Writers Contest.

The Crossroads Salon is ongoing, meeting regularly in various locations around the Bay Area. If you would like to receive announcements about the Salon schedule, please sign up for our regular emails.