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Sunday, November 10, 2019

November Over The Edge: Open Reading - David Green, Riona Mac Eoin, Kevin Doyle PLUS NUIG MA in Writing poets


The November ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, November 21st, 6.30-8.00pm. The Featured Readers are Kevin Doyle, Riona Mac Eoin, & David Green. There will be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished; new readers are always especially welcome. This month’s open-mic will include a showcase for poets currently studying on the MA in Writing at NUI Galway.


David Green lives Galway, Ireland, and is the host and of OFF THE PAGE, a monthly open-mic giving space to writers and poets in Athenry. Originally from Manchester, UK, and of Irish descent, David is a fiction writer currently working on his debut novel. He has had several short stories in genres spanning science-fiction, horror and historical fiction published in various publications online and in print.

Riona Mac Eoin is the co-owner and works at Briarhill Vet Clinic in Galway City. Her hobbies include travelling, reading ,writing and sport, especially cycling. She recently achieved third place in her debut cycling race. Riona is very interested in psychology, specifically the influence our childhood years have on the development of our adult selves. Riona also volunteers with Foróige helping young people navigate their adolescent years. Ríona took a break from work last year and spent 6 months in New York which is where she discovered her love of writing.  She writes fiction and has lately been attending creative writing classes with Susan Millar DuMars at Galway Technical Insititute. She has previously read her work at the Over The Edge open-mic. 

Kevin Doyle
Kevin Doyle is a writer and activist. He was born and grew up in Cork. He holds a Masters in Chemistry and worked for many years as an industrial chemist in Ireland and the United States. His short stories been published in journals such as Stinging Fly, the Cork Review, Southwords and the Cúirt Journal. Shortlisted for several prizes, including the Ian St. James Award, the Hennessy Literary Awards and the Seán Ó Faoláin Prize, he won the Michael McLaverty Short Story Award in 2016. He has written extensively about Irish and radical politics and, with Spark Deeley, co-wrote the award-winning children’s picture book, The Worms that Saved the World.He is the author of two political crime thrillers published by Blackstaff Press. To Keep A Bird Singing (2018) and A River of Bodies (2019) are the first and second books in the Solidarity Books trilogy. The series is set in Cork and explores the murky world of Special Branch collusion with a network of abusers inside the Catholic Church. He is currently working on the third and final book in the series. See also www.kevindoyle.ie


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.