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Friday, August 26, 2016

Over The Edge Culture Night Open-Mic at Kenny’s



Over The Edge is holding two special Culture Night open-mics - one for fiction writers, the other for poets - with prizes for the best readers, at Kennys Bookshop and Gallery in Liosbán Retail Park on Friday, September 16th.
The open-mic for fiction writers starts at 4pm. Participants should bring along two pages of a story to read. The reading will include guest appearances from Elizabeth Reapy, and Karl Parkinson, both of whom will be reading from their recently published novels. 
 
The open-mic for poets starts at 6pm. Participants poets should bring along two poems to read. The reading will include guest appearances from poets Simon Lewis, who will be reading from his recently published poetry collection, and Dani Gill, who will be reading from her first collection-in-progress ‘After Love’. 

The evening will be MC'd by Kevin Higgins and both open-mics will feature reading from their long-listed stories and poems by some of the writers on the long list for the 2016 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition, for which Kenny’s is one of the sponsors.

This reading is open to all. If you have a poem or story you want to share, come along.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

IMPORTANT UPDATE for everyone who entered 2016 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year

Over The Edge is holding two special Culture Night open-mics - one for fiction writers, the other for poets - with prizes for the best readers, at Kennys Bookshop and Gallery in Liosbán Retail Park on Friday, September 16th.

The open-mic for fiction writers starts at 4pm. Participants should bring along two pages of a story to read. The reading will include guest appearances from Elizabeth Reapy, and Karl Parkinson, both of whom will be reading from their recently published novels.

The open-mic for poets starts at 6pm. Participants poets should bring along two poems to read. The reading will include guest appearances from poets Simon Lewis, who will be reading from his recently published poetry collection, and Dani Gill, who will be reading from her first collection-in-progress ‘After Love’.
The evening will be MC'd by Kevin Higgins and both open-mics will feature reading from their long-listed stories and poems by some of the writers on the long list for the 2016 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition, for which Kenny’s is one of the sponsors.
All long-listed writers, who can make it to Kenny’s on the day, are invited to come and read.

The long-list will be announced at this Thursday's Over The Edge: Open Reading in Galway City Library. (6.30-8pm).

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

August Over The Edge: Open Reading with Rena Garrett, Fergus Deffely, & Sonja Tiernan



The first ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ after the summer break takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, August 25th, 6.30-8.00pm. The Featured Readers are Sonja Tiernan, Fergus Deffely, & Rena Garrett. There will as usual be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. The evening will also see the announcement of the long list for this year’s Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition which received an increased number of entries this year.


Rena Garrett is an MA in Writing student in NUIG. Her poetry has been published in The Moth Magazine, and Spontaneity.org and was shortlisted for the Galway Rape Crisis Centre Short Story Competition 2016.

Fergus Deffely lives and works in Galway. After serving almost 15 years in the software industry, these days he hacks prose and poetry. He finds inspiration in music, magic, and society's negative spaces. He is currently working on a novella set in a small town in the West of Ireland.Fergus will be reading some of his poetry and a short story about politics. 

Sonja Tiernan is Lecturer in Modern History at Liverpool Hope University. She will be reading from her acclaimed biography Eva Gore-Booth – An Image of Such Politics (Manchester University Press, 2012), the first ever book length biography of the famous suffragist, labour activist, and writer. Sonja also edited The Political Writings of Eva Gore-Booth (Manchester University Press, 2015). 

As usual there will be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are always most welcome. The evening will also see the announcement of the long list for this year’s Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition, which has again received a very healthy number of entries this year.

The MC for the evening will be Susan Millar DuMars. For further details phone 087-6431748. 

Over The Edge acknowledges the ongoing financial support of Galway City Council, Poetry Ireland, & The Arts Council.