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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Cúirt Festival 'Over The Edge' showcase

On Thursday April 26th at 11am in the Town Hall Theatre, Galway
The Cuirt International Festival of Literature presents
the Over The Edge showcase reading

featuring: Aoife Casby, Noel Duffy, Tom Duddy, Neil McCarthy and Siobhan Shine

Aoife Casby lives in Carraroe. Her poetry and fiction have been published in The Sunday Tribune, The Cork Literary Review, The Divas anthology (Arlen House) and The Cuirt Annual. In 2006 she completed an MA in Writing at NUI Galway, and was highly commended in the Start Poetry Chapbook competition. Aoife has been chosen to take part in this year’s Poetry Ireland Introductions Readings.

Noel Duffy’s poetry has been published widely in Ireland and elsewhere. He was the winner of the START Chapbook Prize in 2003 for his collection, The Silence After, and more recently the Firewords Poetry Award. He holds an MA in Writing from NUI, Galway, and currently lives in Dublin.

Tom Duddy teaches philosophy at NUI Galway. In 2002 he published A History of Irish Thought. His poems have been published in Crannóg, Envoi, Magma, Other Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review, Smiths Knoll, The Irish Times, and The Shop. He recently published a poetry chapbook, The Small Hours, with HappenStance Press.

Neil McCarthy is originally from Cork but currently lives in Galway. His poems have appeared in numerous journals. In 2006 he did a series of readings in Graz, Prague, Nuremburg and at The Dylan Thomas Centre in Wales; and he published Voicing the Bell, a joint poetry collection with fellow Galway-based poet Stephen Murray. Neil has also been chosen to take part in this year’s Poetry Ireland Introductions readings.

Siobhan Shine is originally from Dublin but now lives in Galway. She directed and co-wrote three plays with the Westside Mens’ Group. Her short play, On Beggars Bridge, received a rehearsed reading as part of the Firewords initiative by Writer-In-Residence, Ursula Rani Sarma. Her short stories have won awards in national competitions. She is a member of The Talking Stick writers group.