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Sunday, January 30, 2011

February Poetry Slam at Galway Arts Centre

The next Poetry Slam with MC Pete Mullineaux will take place Tuesday February 15th at 7pm at the Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street.

Anyone can participate on the night and new comers are very welcome. To participate you need one poem/piece that will take about 3 minutes to perform. Judges on the night will select their favorite and the winner will be invited to be a guest reader at the next slam as well as qualifying for the Cúirt Grand Slam which will take place during next year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature 12-17 April 2011. In addition to this, the winner’s poem will be published on the Galway Arts Centre website along with a biography of the contestant. There will also be an interactive words game on the night with a Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop voucher up for grabs. Our January slam winner Laurie Leech will be the guest reader this month.

(*Only one more slam before the Cúirt Grand Slam so come early to put your name down*.)

The evening is free and all are welcome.

February North Beach Poetry Nights Slam @ The Crane Bar


The North Beach Poetry Nights' Slam
returns on Monday 21st February
in the Crane Bar at 9 pm

with guest Poets - the 2010 Grand Slam winners:
Mikey Groty
Sarah Clancy
and Mark James.

Poets wishing to enter the February Slam should have 2 max. 3 minute poems. The poem for the 2nd round must be performed without a script.  So time to get memorizing now!

Door 5/3 Euro.

Info: John@ 091-593290

Saturday, January 22, 2011

February 'Loose Lips' @ Róisín Dubh, Galway

Next Wednesday evening, 23 February is another great night of Loose Lips. The theme for this month is: Excuses.

So whether you've heard some good ones, made a few up, been caught out or even didn't have a good one, if you think you could tell a true and unscripted story on the theme, not longer than about five minutes, we want to hear it!

And of course for those who don't have stories, we need listeners.

2011 Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase Reading at Café 8 @ The Museum


The 2011 Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase featuring Mary Mullen, Aideen Henry, Tom Duddy, Brendan Murphy, Mary Madec, Louis de Paor, Colette NicAodha, Sarah Clancy, Breid Sibley, Elaine Cosgrove, Geraldine Mitchell, Edward Boyne, Johnny B. Broderick, Sean Lysaght, Gerry Galvin, Geraldine Mills, Kevin Higgins, Elaine Feeney & Susan Millar DuMars will take place at Café 8 @ The Museum, Spanish Arch, Galway on Friday, February, 11th at 8pm.

In this annual retrospective of the year just past, every Galway-based poet who published a new collection of poems during 2010 is invited to read three poems from the collection in question. There will also be short readings from the anthologies Dogs Singing (Salmon Poetry), Behind The Masks (Galway Arts Centre Advanced Poetry Workshop) and Three Times Daily (NUI Galway MA in Writing class of 2009)

All welcome. There is no cover charge. For further details phone 087-6431748.

Over The Edge acknowledges the ongoing generous financial support of The Arts Council and Galway City Council

Friday, January 21, 2011

McGinn's Bar sponsors 2011 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition

Over The Edge would like to thank McGinn's for sponsoring the 2011 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition. The judge for this year's competition is poet Elaine Feeney; the closing date Wednesday August 3rd. Further details very soon. http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/profile.php?id=1843939712

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames sponsors 2011 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition

Over The Edge would like to thank Senator Fidelma Healy Eames for sponsoring the 2011 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition. The judge for this year's competition is poet Elaine Feeney; the closing date Wednesday August 3rd. Further details very soon. http://fidelmahealyeames.ie/

Galway West General Election Candidate Mike Cubbard Sponsors 2011 Over The Edge New Writer Of The Year Competition

Over The Edge would like to thank Galway West general election candidate, Mike Cubbard, for sponsoring the 2011 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition. The judge for this year's competition is poet Elaine Feeney; the closing date Wednesday August 3rd. Further details very soon. http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Cupboard/613573490#!/profile.php?id=675928311

Senator Niall Ó Brolcháin sponsors 2011 Over The New Writer of The Year competition

Over The Edge would like to thank Niall Ó Brolcháin for sponsoring the 2011 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition. The judge for this year's competition is poet Elaine Feeney; the closing date Wednesday August 3rd. Further details very soon. http://www.niallobrolchain.ie/main/

Charlie Byrne's Bookshop Sponsors 2011 Over The Edge New Writer Of The Year Competition

Over The Edge would like to thank Charlie Byrne's Bookshop for sponsoring the 2011 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition. The judge for this year's competition is poet Elaine Feeney; the closing date Wednesday August 3rd. Further details very soon. http://www.charliebyrne.com/

Salmon Poetry presents Dublin Launch Reading To Celebrate Publication of 'In Other Words' by Mary Madec

Salmon Poetry invites you to a Poetry Reading / Launch to celebrate the publication of
In Other Words
Poems by
MARY MADEC
WITH LAUNCH INTRODUCTION BY MICHAEL D. HIGGINS


MARY MADEC was born and raised in the west of Ireland. She received her early education at NUI, Galway, obtaining her B.A. in French and English, and her M.A in Old English; in 2002 she received her doctorate in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She has taught courses for NUI, Galway, UPenn, and Open University and is currently Director of the Villanova Study Abroad Program in Galway. She has received awards and accolades for her work in the Raftery Competition 2007, the WINDOWS Showcase and Anthology 2007 and the Maria Edgeworth Competition 2008. In April 2008 she was also the recipient of the Hennessy XO Award for Emerging Poetry. With her husband Claude Madec of the LIFE programme (Brothers of Charity Services) she started up a community-writing project, Away with Words, now in its third year. In Other Words is her debut collection.

Venue: The Centre for Creative Practices, 15 Lwr Pembroke Street, Dublin

Date/Time: Tuesday 1st February, 2011 - 6.30 pm. Admission Free.


Visit the Salmon Poetry website for further details: http://www.salmonpoetry.com/

Salmon Poetry, Knockeven, Cliffs of Moher, Co. Clare Tel: 065 - 7081941

Email: info@salmonpoetry.com

Salmon30 Celebrating 30 Years of Literary Publishing

Thursday, January 20, 2011

First 'Loose Lips' of 2011

LOOSE LIPS STORY SLAM

This months theme: Good Intentions! Please come along and help kick start the first Loose Lips of the Year.

When: Wed, 26 January, 9pm – 11pm GMT+00:00
Where: Upstairs at the Roisin Dubh, Dominick Street, Galway

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Creative Writing with Dave Lordan STARTING VERY SOON

Beginners' and intermediate creative writing with DAVE LORDAN in Bray Tue 25th and Wed the 26th of January respectively. Ten week classes cost €120. You can enrol at 01 286 6111. Memoir and Autobiography, kicking off in Craobh Abhann in Kilcoole on Mon Jan 31st. It costs €95 for ten weeks and you can enrol at 01 2870198. Dave also offer individual tuition and mansuscript editing and appraisal. dlordan@hotmail.com  087092111.