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Monday, May 25, 2020

June Over The Edge: Open Reading on Zoom with Quincy Lehr, Maeve Galvin, & Matthew Caley



A special June ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place on Zoom on Thursday, June 11th  at the usual Over The Edge time 6.30-8.00pm (local Galway time). The Featured Readers are Matthew Caley, Maeve Galvin, & Quincy Lehr. There will, as always at Over The Edge: Open Readings, be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are always especially welcome at the open-mic. Anyone interested in taking part in the open-mic should text Kevin Higgins on 087-6431748 or email over-the-edge-openreadings@hotmail.com between 6pm and 6.30pm on the evening of the reading. The MC for the evening will be Susan Millar DuMars.

Quincy Lehr
Quincy R. Lehr says that he “is a butt-scratching imbecile with bad personal hygiene” but Kevin & Susan assure us that he exaggerates. Quincy’s most recent book is The Dark Lord of the Tiki Bar (2015). He lives in Los Angeles where he pisses off Bozos with his mild mannered comments on social media and teaches in a high school. Kevin Higgins’ Galway Advertiser review of The Dark Lord of the Tiki Bar can be read here https://www.advertiser.ie/Galway/article/83380/poet-who-uses-swear-words-immaculately

Originally from Bray, Co. Wicklow, Maeve Galvin has worked as an international development worker across the United Nations and non-profit organisations for a decade and has lived and worked in Ireland, Cambodia, Nigeria, Myanmar and the United States. The Saviours is her first novel.  Copies can be purchased here https://merdogbooks.com/product/the-saviours-a-novel/

Matthew Caley
Since his debut Thirst [Slow Dancer, 1999] was nominated for The Forward Prize for Best 1st collection, Matthew Caley has published five more, the last three from Bloodaxe. He's recently taught poetry/creative writing at The University of Winchester, The School of English, St Andrews University, Scotland, and The Poetry School, London. He gave the StAnza 2020 lecture this March. He has read everywhere from Novi Sad, Serbia to The Globe Theatre, London; from Prague’s Alchemy to Wayne-Holloway Smith's living room. His latest and 6th collection is Trawlerman’s Turquoise [Bloodaxe, 2019].

Over The Edge is inviting you to the June Over The Edge: Open Reading on Zoom. Thursday, June 11th, 6.30-8pm

Join The Over The Edge Zoom Meeting at
Meeting ID: 738 901 3549


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.