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Sunday, February 09, 2020

February Over The Edge: Open Reading with Grace Wilentz, Meabh Ann McCrossan, & Fiona Foster


The February ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, February 27th, 6.30-8.00pm. The Featured Readers are Grace Wilentz, Meabh Ann McCrossan , & Fiona Foster. There will as usual be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished, which this month will include, among others, fiction writers from the MA in Writing at NUI Galway.  New readers are always especially welcome at the open-mic. 

Fiona Foster is originally from Hartford, Connecticut, but has lived on the West coast of Ireland for the past fifteen years. She has always enjoyed writing essays and poems, and after participating in several of Kevin Higgins’s workshops, first at Galway Technical Institute and more recently Westside Resource Centre, she had her first poetry published in Issue 8, the Fall 2018 issue, of Light- A Journal of Photography & Poetry. She has previously read her work at the Westside Arts Festival summer open-mic.

Meabh Ann McCrossan is a poet from Galway City and is currently in her final year of a BA Connect Degree with Creative Writing at NUI Galway. After spending a full year solely dedicated to working under the guidance of accomplished writers such as Elaine Feeney and Mike McCormack, she is currently working on her first poetry collection and is focusing on submitting to various publications. Most recently, her poem 'Freya' was published in the Moth's Summer 2019 issue, and she has a number of other smaller publications under her belt. 

Grace Wilentz
Grace Wilentz is a poet based in the Liberties, Dublin. Her poetry has appeared in Irish, British and American journals including Poetry Ireland Review, Cyphers, The Seneca Review, The American Poetry Journal, The Harvard Advocate, Magma, and The Irish Times. Her work was also featured on a public artwork displayed on the facade of the Abbey Theatre. Her debut pamphlet, Holding Distance, was launched by the Green Bottle Press in October 2019.

As usual there will be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are always particularly 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.