The November ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, November 20th, 6.30-8.00pm. The Featured Readers are Joseph Horgan, Deirdre McClay & Teresa Sweeney. There will as usual be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. This month’s open-mic will continue our showcase of the poetry students from this year’s MA in Writing at NUI Galway. New readers are always especially welcome at the open-mic.
Teresa Sweeney is from county Galway. She was short listed in this year’s Over the Edge New Writer of the Year. She has been published in Roadside Fiction, Number Eleven Magazine, Wordlegs, Boyne Berries and runner up in WOW! Awards 2011. Teresa took classes with Susan Millar DuMars including the Advanced Fiction class. She is studying an MA in Writing in NUIG this year. Teresa’s stories can be read here: http://www.teresasweeney.com
Deirdre McClay lives in Donegal and is a member of Garden Room Writers. She has published fiction in The Irish Times, Sunday Tribune, Crannóg, Boyne Berries, Wordlegs, and The Linnet’s Wings, among others. In 2005, she was nominated for a Hennessy Award. More recently, her short stories have won in The Lonely Voice Competition, and the Allingham Festival; she has also been longlisted, shortlisted, and highly commended in national competitions.
Joseph Horgan was born in Birmingham, England, of Irish parents. He is a past winner of The Patrick Kavanagh Award and has been awarded an Arts Council bursary for his poetry. His first collection of poetry, Slipping Letters Beneath the Sea, was published by Doghouse in 2008. His second book, The Song at Your Backdoor, a meditation on identity and place, was published by Collins Press in 2010, and was selected as an RTE Book on One. His most recent book, The Year I Loved England, a collaborative poetry collection with English poet Antony Owen, was published in 2014 by Pighog Press. His work has been anthologised in: Off the Wall (Marino ed Niall MacMonagle), Landing Places (Dedalus ed Eva Bourke and Borbala Farago), and Sunday Miscellany 2008-2011 (New Island ed Clíodhna Ní Anluain). He has written a weekly column for the Irish Post since 1999.
As usual there will be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. This month’s open-mic will continue our showcase of the poetry students from this year’s MA in Writing at NUI Galway. 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.