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Saturday, October 14, 2017

October Over The Edge: Open Reading with Angela Nagle, Fiona Neary, & Jonathan Sugarman PLUS announcement of winners of 2017 Over The Edge New Writer of the Year



The October ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, October 26th, 6.30-8.00pm. This is Over The Edge’s annual non-fiction special, at which all of the Featured Readers are writers of non-fiction; however poets and fiction writers are still welcome at the open-mic. The Featured Readers are Jonathan Sugarman,  Fiona Neary, & Angela Nagle. There will as usual be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished.  The evening will also see the announcement of the winners in this year’s Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition, which received a large number of entries again this year. This year’s competition judge is Nicki Griffin. The shortlist can be read here.


Angela Nagle is a writer for The Irish Times, Jacobin, Current Affairs magazine, and The Baffler. Her first book Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars From 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right is published by Zero Books. Jacobin Magazine has said of her “Unlike much of the Left who've grown far too accustomed to marginalization and defeat, Nagle still believes in politics as the only way of changing an increasingly brutal world.” Reviewing Kill All Normies in The Stinging Fly Rob Doyle said “Angela Nagle strikes me as an uncommonly sane voice in a culture war defined by astounding cruelty, extremism and intolerance. Kill All Normies is as absorbing as it is important. I hope everyone reads it.”


Fiona Neary

Fiona Neary started doing creative writing classes at Galway Arts Centre in 2016, is no relation to Bishop Neary and absolutely, unequivocally, utterly no relation to Patrick Neary. She is a former Executive Director of the Rape Crisis Network Ireland and is currently working on a memoir.


Jonathan Sugarman

Jonathan Sugarman is a former executive at Unicredit Bank Ireland in Dublin’s IFSC who resigned in September 2007 after giving a detailed account of enormous liquidity breaches at his bank a year before the financial crash. Mr Sugarman, whose warning were ignored by the Central Bank, launched his book The Whistleblower, published with the help of Luke Flanagan MEP, last December.


As usual there will be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are always especially welcome. The MC for the evening will be Susan Millar DuMars. For further details phone 087-6431748.

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