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Monday, September 18, 2017

September Over The Edge: Open Reading with Oisín Fagan, Paul Denby, & Dara O'Foghlu



The September ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, September 28th, 6.30-8.00pm. The Featured Readers are Oisín Fagan, Paul Denby, & Dara O Foghlu. The evening will also see the announcement of the shortlist for this year’s Over The Edge New Writer of the Year competition, judged by writer, poet, and Skylight 47 editor Nicki Griffin.


A native of Galway, Dara O Foghlu graduated from the Writing MA in NUI Galway in 2008. He has published his fiction in Ropes as well as in three collections of short stories with The Atlantis Collective, which were launched as part of the Cúirt festival. He has been a freelance editor for seven years, and has recently returned from Vietnam where he was editing state propaganda for the Communists. 




Paul Denby  has been in Galway since 2005, having previously lived in England and Germany. He studied Mathematics and Economics, and works as a Software Engineer. Paul participates in poetry workshops at the Galway Arts Centre and was longlisted for the 2016 ‘Over the Edge’ New Writer of the Year Competition.

Oisín Fagan
Oisín Fagan is a fiction writer and activist. He does work with the Irish Housing Network, and spends much of his time outside his job as a language teacher campaigning on social issues.  He stories has previously been published in The Stinging Fly, New Planet Cabaret and Young Irelanders and his work has featured at the Irish Museum of Modern Art. Earlier this year he won the inaugural Penny Dreadful Novella Prize for The HierophantsHostages, his first collection of short stories, was published in 2016 by New Island.


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.