The Over The Edge March Writers’ Gathering presents readings by visiting and Galway writers and poets. Kathy D’Arcy, Angela Carr, Dave Lordan, Pearl O’Kennedy, & Lorna Shaughnessy will read their work at The Kitchen @ The Museum, Spanish Arch, Galway on Friday, March 13th, 8pm.
Lorna Shaughnessy was born in Belfast and lives in Co. Galway, Ireland. She has published two poetry collections, Torching the Brown River and Witness Trees (Salmon, 2008 and 2011), and her work was selected for the Forward Book of Poetry, 2009. She is also a translator of Spanish and South American Poetry. Her most recent translation was of poetry by Galician writer Manuel Rivas, The Disappearance of Snow (Shearsman Press, 2012), which was shortlisted for the UK Poetry Society’s 2013 Popescu Prize for translation. She lectures in Spanish and Creative Writing in NUI, Galway.
Pearl O’Kennedy is a native of Shantalla in Galway City, where she worked for many years with homeless young people. She is a visual artist and well known art teacher. Pearl has been a participant in Kevin Higgins’ Monday morning creative writing class at Westside Resource Centre. Her recently published book I Remember, I Remember: Galway Stories And Memories has received very favourable reviews and is selling well.
Dave Lordan latest collection of poetry is Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains (Salmon Poetry). He is a researcher for the RTE Poetry Programme, he teaches at the Centre of Poetry Studies in DCU as well as at The Bog Smoke Writing Factory, and he runs the creative community website http://www.bogmanscannon.com
Angela Carr is a poet and writer, based in Dublin, with work published in a number of Irish and UK literary journals including Mslexia, Abridged, Crannog and Bare Fiction. Three times shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Award, she won the Cork Literary Review Poetry Manuscript Competition 2013, the Allingham Poetry Competition 2014 and was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introduction series. Her debut collection, How to Lose Your Home & Save Your Life, is published by Bradshaw Books. More at www.adreamingskin.com
Kathy D’Arcy is a young Cork poet whose collections Encounter (Lapwing) and The Wild Pupil (Bradshaw) were published in 2010 and 2012 respectively. Tom McCarthy has described her work as 'among the best poems I have read in years.' In 2013 she was awarded an Arts Council Literature Bursary, and in 2014 she was the recipient of an Irish Research Council grant to undertake a PhD with UCC's Creative Writing department. She originally qualified and worked as a doctor, and now teaches creative writing as well as working with homeless teenagers in the city.
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.