Award-winning writer Kevin Barry will present “A Writer’s Apprenticeship” on April 12 at 4:30 p.m. at Burns Library. Barry, who is the Burns Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies, will outline the forces, influences, and circumstances that have shaped him as a writer and will offer short readings from his works. He is the author of the story collections Dark Lies The Island and There Are Little Kingdoms (Rooney Prize for Irish Literature) and the novels Beatlebone (Goldsmiths Prize) and City Of Bohane (International Dublin Literary Award). Co-sponsors: Boston College Libraries and Center for Irish Programs. Read a Q&A with Barry conducted by BC Chronicle Editor Sean Smith.