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Friday, October 13, 2006

Three women for Sheridan's Wine Bar evening of poetry

London-based poet Martina Evans
reads at Sheridan's Wine Bar

Over The Edge presents a reading by Martina Evans, Marion Moynihan & Aoife Casby at Sheridan's Wine Bar, 14-16 Church Yard Street, Galway on Friday, October 13th, 8pm.

Martina Evans was born in Cork but has lived in London since 1988. She has published three novels and three collections of poetry. Her third novel No Drinking No Dancing No Doctors came out from Bloomsbury in 2000. Her third book of poetry Can Dentists be Trusted was published by Anvil in 2004. Martina teaches creative writing at the City Literary Institute and is a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Queen Mary University of London.

Aoife Casby is a writer and visual artist living in Carraroe. Her poetry and fiction have been published in Northwords, The Cork Literary Review, Whispers and Shouts, The Divas anthology (Arlen House) and The Cuirt Annual. Aoife recently completed an MA in Writing at NUI Galway, was short-listed for the Cuirt/Over The Edge Showcase reading and was highly commended by judge Mark Roper in the 2006 Start Poetry Chapbook competition.

Marion Moynihan is originally from Kanturk, in North Cork. In 2002 she completed an MA in writing at NUI Galway. In 2005 Marion won the Galway County Firewords Award for her poetry. In 2006 she was awarded the Publication Assistance Award by Galway County Council, and was also short-listed for the Cuirt/Over The Edge showcase reading. Her first collection of poems, The Moon’s Daughter, has just been published by Doghouse Press.

There is no entrance fee. All welcome. For further information contact Kevin Higgins on 087-6431748.

Over The Edge acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council and Galway City Council