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Monday, March 20, 2006

Three poets go Over The Edge

The next Over The Edge: Open Reading will take place on Thursday, March 30th, 6.30-8pm in Galway City Library. This month’s Featured Readers are Tom Duddy, Susan Lindsay & Jarlath Fahy.

Tom Duddy was born in Ramolin in Co. Mayo, but has lived in Galway since the early 1970s. He teaches philosophy at NUI Galway. His book A History of Irish Thought was published in 2002. In recent years Tom returned to writing poetry after “writing like mad” in his youth. His poems have appeared in The Irish Times, Magma, Poetry Ireland Review & The Shop.

Susan Lindsay was born in Dublin but now lives in Galway. She has attended poetry classes at Galway Arts Centre, and read her poems at the Over the Edge open-mic, the Baffle Festival, the Cuirt Poetry Slam and North Beach Nights. In December Susan won the RTE Carol of Our Times competition, and her depiction of Christmas was put to music by the RTE Concert Orchestra.

Jarlath Fahy is a native of Tuam. He is a member of Galway Writers Workshop and the editorial board of Crannog magazine. His poems have been published in Criterion and Crannog. Jarlath is a highly entertaining reader of his work, and has read his poems at Galway Arts Centre’s Nuns Island Studio and the Voices from the Tower readings in summer 2005.

There will be an open-mic when the Featured Readers have finished. This is open to anyone who has a poem or story to share. New readers are always welcome. The MC for the evening will be Susan Millar DuMars. For further details contact 087-6431748.

Over The Edge acknowledges the financial support of Galway City Council