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Sunday, July 01, 2018

July Over The Edge Writers' Gathering with Mary O'Donoghue, Eamonn Wall, Elizabeth Reapy, & James Finnegan


July Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering presents readings by Mary O’Donoghue, Eamonn Wall, Elizabeth Reapy, & James Finnegan.


The July Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering presents an exciting variety of poetry and fiction. The event will take place on Thursday, July 12th, 6.30pm at Galway City Library, St. Augustine Street. All are welcome. There is no cover charge.

Mary O’Donoghue’s stories have most recently appeared in Granta, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, The Irish Times, Stinging Fly, Dublin Review, and elsewhere. Her novel Before the House Burns was published by The Lilliput Press in 2010. Awards and recognition for her fiction include the Irish Times prize for short fiction responding to economic crisis; two Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowships; and longlisting for the Sunday Times/EFG Short Story Award. She is Fiction Editor at the journal AGNI, and Professor of English in the Arts and Humanities division of Babson College, Massachusetts. She lives with her husband and step-daughter in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Eamonn Wall is the author of Junction City: New and Selected Poems 1990-2015 (Salmon Poetry, Ireland, 2015), among other poetry publications. His prose books include Writing the Irish West: Ecologies and Traditions (Notre Dame, 2011) and From the Sin-é Café to the Black Hills: Notes on the New Irish (Wisconsin, 2000). He recently co-edited Coleridge and Contemplation, published by POETICA (Tokyo). Articles, essays, and poems have been published in The Irish Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Irish Literary Supplement, New Hibernia Review and other publications. An Enniscorthy native, Eamonn Wall lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where he is the Smurfit-Stone Corporation Professor of Irish Studies/International Studies & Programs at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is a past-president of the American Conference for Irish Studies and is currently a vice-president of Irish American Writers & Artists Inc.

Dublin-born James Finnegan has been highly commended in the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Competition, short-listed in Over The Edge New Writer of the Year, short-listed in The Canterbury Anthology for Poet of the Year, and published in The Irish Times – Hennessy New Irish Writing, Poetry Ireland Review, CYPHERS, Skylight47, North West Words, and the anthology The Best New British & Irish Poets 2018. Finnegan, who holds a doctor of philosophy in living educational theory, is married to Livinia and lives outside Letterkenny in the countryside. His first full collection of poems, Half-Open Door, is published by Eyewear Publishing and was launched in Listowel on June 1st 2018.

Elizabeth (EM) Reapy is originally from Claremorris County Mayo. She currently a Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Writer-In-Residence. Her debut novel Red Dirt is published by Head of Zeus and was awarded Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, September 2017. Elizabeth gave her first major reading at the February 2010 Over The Edge: Open Reading.

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