Katherine Noone & Andrea Lutz to read with Patrick Kavanagh Award winner Rafiq Kathwari
The September ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, September 24th, 6.30-8.00pm. The Featured Readers are Rafiq Kathwari, Andrea Lutz, & Katherine Noone. The evening will also see the announcement of the shortlist for this year’s Over The Edge New Writer of the Year competition, judged by poet, fiction writer, and literary activist Dave Lordan.
Katherine Noone’s poems have appeared in Boyne Berries, Crannóg, The Galway Review, Linnets Wings, Orbis , Skylight 47. She was shortlisted for the Vallum (Canada) poetry competition in 2012 and Poem for Patience 2015. She attends Kevin Higgins advanced poetry workshop in Galway.
Andrea Lutz was born in Germany, where she worked as a teacher before moving to Ireland in 2012. She has published articles and short stories in the online magazine thecheers.org. One of these articles was selected for publication in a Danish school book. Andrea founded the writing group Galway International Writers, which is now in the process of compiling an ebook. Andrea’s short fiction has been published in The Galway Review; her first published poem appeared early this summer in Silver Apples Magazine.
Rafiq Kathwari is the first non-Irish recipient of the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award, in the 44-year history of the award. He lives in Ballyoonan, County Louth. He has lived most of his adult life in New York, but was born, as he puts it, “a Scorpio at midnight” in the disputed Kashmir Valley, where he has been working for many years as a social entrepreneur, empowering women artisans. Rafiq has translated from the original Urdu selected poems of Sir Mohammed Iqbal, one of the handful of great South Asian poets of the 20th century writing in Urdu. He divides his time between New York, Dublin and Kashmir. Rafiq’s debut poetry collection, In Another Country, is just published by Doire Press.
Over The Edge acknowledges the ongoing generous financial support of Galway City Council, Poetry Ireland, & The Arts Council.