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Friday, March 18, 2016

March Over The Edge: Open Reading with Jane Clarke, Eileen Keane, & Molly Twomey


The March ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, March 31st, 6.30-8.00pm. The Featured Readers are Jane Clarke, Molly Twomey, & Eileen Keane. There will as usual be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are especially welcome. 

Eileen P Keane is from North Connemara, Co. Galway. She is currently studying for an MA in Writing at NUI Galway.  Eileen has written and performed for theatre and stage and her CD Spaces was released in 2014. She writes Poetry, Memoir and non-fiction. She is also a Singer/Songwriter and has performed at the: Electric Picnic, Lunasa Festival Sligo, and at the Clifden Arts Festival. Her songs have featured on RTE Radio and Television. Her poems appear in the latest edition of the Galway Review  and her Flash Fiction was shortlisted for Allingham Festival 2015.

Born on the twenty sixth of February 1996, Molly Twomey is currently in her second year of a Bachelor of Arts degree with Creative Writing in NUIG. She is originally from the historical and picturesque town of Lismore, Co. Waterford.  Winner of the Blackwater Community School Creativity Award 2013, she writes incisively about her observations, in particular how humans relate to one another. Molly is passionately concerned with regard to health, food, nature, conservation, inter relational dynamics and compassion or lack thereof. 

Jane Clarke
Originally from a farm in Roscommon, Jane Clarke now lives near Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow. She won the 2014 Listowel Writers' Week Poetry Collection Award and also the 2014 Trocaire/Poetry Ireland Competition. She also won the inaugural Poems for Patience, 2013; Listowel Writers' Week (2007) and the iYeats (2010) and was shortlisted for the 2013 & 2014 Hennessy Literary Awards. She has had poems published in Acumen, Agenda, Abridged, The North, The Rialto, Ambit, One, Poetry Wales, The Irish Times, The Irish Independent - New Irish Writing, Mslexia, and many more. Jane Clarke's first collection, The River, is published by Bloodaxe Books. Kevin Higgins’s Galway Advertiser review of The River can be read here http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/80764/jane-clarke-so-much-more-than-a-pastoral-poet  

As usual there will be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are always most welcome at the open-mic. 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.