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Monday, April 19, 2010

2010 Cúirt Over The Edge Showcase reading with Cristina Galvin, Tom Lavelle, Geraldine Mitchell, Marcella Morgan & Áine Tierney

Cúirt International Festival of Literature
THURSDAY, APRIL 22nd, 3PM @ The Town Hall Theatre, Galway 



Cristina Galvin was a Featured Reader at the May 2009 Over The Edge: Open Reading.
Cristina Galvin has an MA in Writing from 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 anthologies Ink For Air and Three Times Daily

Read an extract from Cristina's Chutzpah.



Tom Lavelle was a Featured Reader at the August 2007 Over The Edge: Open Reading
Tom Lavelle lives in Galway and works for a manufacturing company. He is a participant in the Advance Poetry Workshop at Galway Arts Centre and as part of that group read his work at last year’s Clifden Arts Week. His poems have appeared in Revival, Boyne Berries, The Stony Thursday Book, Crannóg, West 47 online, The Cuirt Annual, ROPES & The Shop. Tom was shortlisted for the Cúirt Over The Edge showcase reading in both 2008 and 2009 and in the Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition. He is currently working on an M. Phil. in Writing at the University of Glamorgan.

Read Tom's poem CITEOG here.


The 2010 Cúirt Over The Edge showcase reading takes place as part of this year's Cúirt International Festival of Literature at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway on Thursday, April 22nd, 3pm. The writers showcased this year are Cristina Galvin, Tom Lavelle, Geraldine Mitchell, Marcella Morgan & Áine Tierney. The reading will be introduced by regular Over The Edge host, Susan Millar DuMars.

This event has grown since its inception in 2006 to become one of Ireland's premier platforms for showcasing new poets and fiction writers. All participating writers have previously been Featured Readers at Ireland's most successful reading series, the Over The Edge: Open Readings in Galway City Library. http://www.cuirt.ie/
 


Geraldine Mitchell was a Featured Reader at the February 2009 Over The Edge: Open Reading
Geraldine Mitchell was born in Dublin and lives near Louisburgh, Co. Mayo. In between she has lived in France, Algeria, Spain and England where she taught English and worked as a freelance journalist. Her previous publications include two novels for young people and a biography. She won the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 2008. In their comments the judges, Moya Cannon and Theo Dorgan, said that Geraldine’s poems display: “a clear-eyed sensibility that considers, but does not judge human fragility”.

Read Geraldine's Poem The Suitcase of Bees.



Marcella Morgan was a Featured Reader at the September 2009 Over The Edge: Open Reading
Marcella Morgan is originally from Maynooth, but has been living in Galway for the past year and a half. She spends her days fixin’ troushers in an alterations shop in town, and her nights writing poems about her angry womb. She has attended several writing workshops with Susan Millar DuMars where she learnt how to make a bomb using bread soda, an empty beer can and a thong. Susan also taught her how to spell trousers. Marcella was short-listed for 2009 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year, is a finalist in this year’s Cúirt Festival Poetry Grand Slam and has also been a featured reader at North Beach Poetry Nights.

Read Marcella's A Little Bag of Tasty Clouds here




Áine Tierney was a Featured Reader at the January 2009 Over The Edge: Open Reading
Áine Tierney is from Rosmore, Co. Tipperary. She has worked as a secondary school English teacher, but is presently researching for a PhD in Philosophy on the role of Imagination in Education at University College Cork. She has an MA in Writing from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her writing has appeared in various magazines and newspapers. She had a short story published in the Silverfish anthology, which was funded by South Tipperary County Council’s Per Cent for Art Scheme.

Read Áine's short story Steak.


Over The Edge gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of The Arts Council, Galway City Council and The Cúirt International Festival of Literature.