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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Madeleine D’Arcy Featured Reader & Judge at Sixth Annual Over The Edge Fiction Slam at The Kitchen @ The Museum

Madeleine D'Arcy 

After the event’s huge success in the past five years, Over The Edge presents its sixth annual fiction slam with Featured Reader, Madeleine D’Arcy, at The Kitchen @ The Museum, Spanish, Galway on Friday, October 17th, 8pm.

Madeleine D’Arcy was born in Ireland and later spent thirteen years in the UK. She worked as a criminal legal aid solicitor and as a legal editor in London before returning to Cork City in 1999 with her husband and son. She began to write short stories in 2005. In 2010, she received the Hennessy Literary Award for First Fiction and the overall Hennessy Literary Award for New Irish Writer. Her work has also been short-listed and commended in many other competitions. Madeleine has been awarded bursaries by the Arts Council of Ireland and by Cork City Council. She is currently a scholarship student on the inaugural MA in Creative Writing at University College Cork. Her short film ‘Dog Pound’ featuring the distinguished Irish actor Frank Kelly, is now available on Youtube. WAITING FOR THE BULLET, Madeleine’s debut collection of short fiction, was published by Doire Press in April 2014.

The first twelve fiction writers to make it to The Kitchen @ The Museum on the evening of Friday, October 17th 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 Madeleine D’Arcy. 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.

Over The Edge acknowledges the ongoing generous financial support of the Arts Council, Poetry Ireland and Galway City Council.