The December ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, December 18th, 6.30-8.00pm. The Featured Readers are Edward O’Dwyer, Christine Murray, & Marion Cox. There will as usual be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are especially welcome. The evening will also see the launch of ‘Poemes Galway – Lorient’ a web magazine featuring poems in both English and French by poets from Galway and its twin city Lorient in Brittany. The Over The Edge Christmas celebration will take place afterwards.
Marion Cox lives in County Galway where she runs a HR and Management advisory service. With a passion for words and literature, she found herself inexplicably rising in the ranks of international business and has worked at senior executive level in multinationals in the US and Europe. Having somewhat recovered, she organises the Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering at Coole Park and takes poetry classes with Kevin Higgins. Marion’s prose and poetry has been published in The Healing Pen, Writing for Wellbeing (Patricia McAdoo), The Citroen Quarterly (North America) and Irish Left Review. This year, she was a featured reader with the Galway Girls at An Béal Binn, Erris Festival of Words, Belmullet.
Christine Murray is a poet and poetry activist based in Dublin. Her poetry is published in Ropes Magazine, Crannóg Magazine, The Burning Bush Online Revival Meeting. Carty’s Poetry Journal, Caper Literary Journal , CanCan, The Southword Journal (MLC), A New Ulster and the Diversity Blog (PIWWC; PEN International Women Writer’s Committee). Her poem for three voices, Lament, was performed at the Béal festival in 2012. Chris writes a poetry blog called Poethead which is dedicated to the writing, editing and translation of women writers.
Edward O'Dwyer (b. Limerick, 1984) has poems published worldwide in journals, anthologies and e-zines. In 2010 he took part in the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series and edited the anthology, Sextet (Revival Press). He has since been shortlisted for various awards, including a Hennessy Award and the Desmond O'Grady Prize, as well as nominated for Pushcart, Forward and Best of the Web prizes. Recently, his work was Highly Commended by the Forward Prizes judges, and features now in the The Forward Book of Poetry 2015. He is on the Committee of Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival. His first full collection of poems, The Rain on Cruise's Street, was published recently by Salmon Poetry (2014).
‘Poemes Galway – Lorient’ is a web magazine featuring poems in both English and French by poets from Galway and its twin city Lorient in Brittany. It is edited by Susan Millar DuMars, Patrick Argenté and Nadia Lhote; designed by Darrell Kavanagh and published with the support of Galway City Council’s Galway – Lorient Twinning committee. It will be launched at the reading.
As usual there will be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are always most welcome. The MC for the evening will be Susan Millar DuMars. For further details phone 087-6431748.
Over The Edge acknowledges the ongoing generous financial support of Galway City Council, Poetry Ireland, &The Arts Council.