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Friday, October 01, 2010

2010 Over The Edge Fiction Slam with Kevin Barry


After the huge success of last year’s inaugural event, Over The Edge presents its second annual fiction slam with Featured Reader, Kevin Barry, at Café 8 @ The Museum, Spanish Arch, Galway on Friday, October 15th, 8pm.

Kevin Barry’s debut collection of short stories, There Are Little Kingdoms, was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. His stage adaptation of the book has since been produced by Meridian Theatre in Cork and by Keegan Theatre in Washington DC. His first novel, City Of Bohane, is to be published in spring 2011. The short film of his screenplay, The Ballad Of Kid Kanturk, is currently showing at festivals. His short stories have appeared in many journals and anthologies including The New Yorker, Phoenix Best Irish Stories, The Stinging Fly and The Dublin Review. He lives in County Sligo.

Poetry slams have grown in popularity during the past few years, but now it’s the fiction writers’ turn. The first twelve fiction writers to make it to Café 8 @ The Museum on the evening of Friday, October 15th and register will be guaranteed a place in the slam. All participating writers should bring two pieces of their own fiction, as there are two rounds. The time limit in both rounds is five minutes. Extracts from longer stories are admissible. Stories do not have to be memorised. The Fiction Slam will be judged by a three person jury made up of two audience members and Kevin Barry. Three writers will go through to the second round and the prize for the winner is a bottle of wine.

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