The September Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering presents an exciting variety of readings by poets and fiction writers Clara Rose Thornton, Kernan Andrews, Kate Ennals, Susan Lanigan, and Ruth Aylett. The evening will see the launch by Kevin Higgins of Kate Ennal’s debut poetry collection At The Edge, which is just published by Lapwing Press.
The event will take place at The Kitchen @ The Museum, Spanish Arch, Galway on Friday, September 11th, 8pm. All are welcome. There is no cover charge.
Kate Ennals is a poet and writes short stories. She has been published in various literary publications such as Crannog, Skylight 47, Burning Bush 2, The Galway Review, Ropes, Boyne Berries, and North West Words. She has published a novella, Slainté, on Amazon. A Londoner, Kate has lived in Ireland for 21 years and runs poetry and writing workshops in County Cavan. Her blog can be found at kateennals.com. At The Edge, her debut poetry collection, is just published by Lapwing Press.
Clara Rose Thornton is a spoken word artist, culture journalist, and RTÉ radio and television broadcaster originally hailing from Chicago. She publishes arts and culture criticism internationally, including for the Irish Independent, and her provocative spoken word is performed at festivals and venues across Europe. She is the 2014-15 Dublin Slam Poetry Champion. Meet her at clararosethornton.com and @ClaraRose.
Kernan Andrews is from Galway and work as the Arts Editor and Political Correspondent of the Galway Advertiser newspaper and its website, www.advertiser.ie . Hwill read from, Northern Uproar, his tale of a young Protestant lad in 1970s Northern Ireland whose life is turned upside down by punk and the Sex Pistols.
Ruth Aylett teaches computing and researches artificial intelligence and robotics at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. She jointly wrote the collaborative online epic Granite University, performed with Sarah the Poetic Robot at the 2012 Edinburgh Free Fringe and wants to write poems that can enter the lives of everyone everywhere. She has been published by Envoi, Bloodaxe Books, New Writing Scotland, Poetry Scotland, and Doire Press and tweets as ruthaylett; read more at www.macs.hw.ac.uk/~ruth/writing.html.
Susan Lanigan, lives in Dublin and is a graduate of the MA in Writing at NUI Galway. He is the author of WWI novel White Feathers. This story of passion, betrayal and war has been shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2015, and is published by O’Brien Press Brandon imprint.
Over The Edge acknowledges the ongoing financial support of
the Arts Council, Poetry Ireland, and Galway City Council.