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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Ken Bruen to read at February 'Over The Edge: Open Reading'


The February Over The Edge: Open Reading takes place in Galway City Library, St. Augustine Street, Galway on Thursday, February 25th, 6.30-8pm. The Featured Readers are Peter Godaniburg, Elizabeth Reapy & Ken Bruen.

Peter Godaniburg, born, raised, and bored in Germany, came to Ireland in 2002 and now lives near Westport. He has an MA in Musicology with German Language and Literature as a subsidiary subject. In 2007 he took a Creative Writing Class with John Corless followed by poetry workshops with Kelly Lombardi and Susan Millar DuMars. Most of his stories are not set in a particular location or time and often drift into the weird or surreal.

Elizabeth Reapy is a twenty five-year-old writer from Claremorris. She has recently completed an M.A. in Creative Writing from Queen’s University, Belfast. A member of Mayo Writers’ Block, her work has been featured in La Bouche, Flash International and local publications. She is currenly redrafting her first novel. In 2009, she was shortlisted for Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Award and she is the founder and editor of wordlegs online magazine http://www.wordlegs.com/ .

Ken Bruen was born in Galway in 1951. He spent twenty-five years as an English teacher in Africa, Japan, S.E. Asia and South America but now lives in Galway with his wife and daughter. He is one of Ireland’s leading crime writers and is the author the highly acclaimed Jack Taylor series of novels, set in Galway, the first of which was The Guards (2001). A film version of Ken’s novel, London Boulevard, written and direction by Oscar winner William Monahan (screenwriter of The Departed) and starring Colin Farrel and Keira Knightley will be released later this year. Ken has been a finalist for the Edgar, Barry, and Macavity Awards, and the Private Eye Writers of America presented him with the Shamus Award for the Best Novel of 2003 for The Guards.

There will be an open-mic when the Featured Readers have finished. This is open to anyone who has a poem or story to share. New readers are always especially 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 and The Arts Council