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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

May 'Over The Edge: Open Reading' with Enda Wyley, Eamonn Bonner & Cristina Galvin

Enda Wyley
Over The Edge in association with Poetry Ireland presents the final Over The Edge: Open Reading before the summer break in Galway City Library on Thursday, May 21st, 6.30-8.00pm. The Featured Readers are Cristina Galvin, Eamonn Bonner & Enda Wyley.

Cristina Galvin is currently completing the MA in Writing at NUIG and teaches yoga in Galway and surrounding areas. She loves books written from a child’s point of view and playing with this perspective in her own fiction and non-fiction. She was long-listed in the 2008 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition. Cristina also writes poetry and her work features in the anthology Ink For Air.

Eamonn Bonner is from the fishing village of Burtonport in West Donegal. He works in retail in Galway City centre. He started writing stories and poems for his own children but as they grew older Eamonn drifted away from writing until he attended the poetry workshops facilitated by Kevin Higgins at Galway Arts Centre. He now writes poetry and fiction for both adults and children. Eamonn recently won a prize for his poetry at the McGill literary Festival.

Enda Wyley has published four collections of poetry with Dedalus Press - Eating Baby Jesus (1994), Socrates in the Garden (1998), Poems for Breakfast (2004) and To Wake to This (May 2009). Her books for children include Boo and Bear (O’Brien Press 2003 ), The Silver Notebook, ( O’Brien Press, 2007 ) and I Won’t Go to China! (O’Brien Press, 2009). She was the recipient of The Vincent Buckley Memorial Prize and visited Melbourne University as Writer in Residence. Her work has been awarded several Arts Council Bursaries for Literature, most recently in 2008. Her poetry has been widely anthologized and broadcast on radio and television. Enda lives in Dublin where she works as a writer and a teacher.

As usual there will be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. 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.