Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Cúirt Debut presents the Over the Edge showcase reading

Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway

Cúirt Debut presents the Over the Edge showcase reading

Featuring Celeste Auge, Edward Boyne, Jim Mullarkey, Sheila Phelan and Lorna Shaughnessy

Town Hall Theatre, Galway Date: 27 April 2006

Time: 11.30am

Venue: Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Square, Galway
Phone: +353 91 569777

Celeste Auge was born in Canada, but moved to Ireland when she was twelve years old. Her poems have appeared in various Irish literary journals. She now lives in County Galway. Celeste was an ‘Over The Edge’ featured reader in February 2005.

Edward Boyne lives in Galway, and has published poetry and fiction in a number of journals. He has been short-listed for the Francis McManus Award and the The Hennessy Award for both poetry and fiction. Ed was an ‘Over The Edge’ featured reader in September 2005.

Jim Mullarkey lives in Galway. He has been short-listed for the Raymond Carver Short Story Award and the Fish Short Story Competition. His story ‘Heaven’ was runner-up in the 2002 RTE Francis McManus Award. Jim was a featured reader in January 2003.

Sheila Phelan was born in Dublin in 1971, but has lived in Galway since 2000. She has been short-listed for the Hennessy Award and the Fingal Scribe Award. She received an Arts Council Literature Bursary in 2002, and was runner up in the Patrick Kavanagh competition in 2005. Sheila was an ‘Over The Edge’ featured reader in January 2005.

Lorna Shaughnessy was born in Belfast and lectures in the Spanish Department of NUI, Galway. Her poetry has appeared in many Irish poetry magazines and anthologies. In June 2005, Song of the Forgotten Shulamite, a pamphlet of her poems was published by Lapwing Press. Lorna was an ‘Over The Edge’ featured reader in December 2003.

The Over the Edge: Open Reading series began in January 2003. Each month, Over the Edge puts the spotlight on emerging poets and fiction writers - sessions end with an open mic, where anyone can get in on the act. Co-organisers Kevin Higgins and Susan Millar DuMars (host) are grateful for the continued support of Galway's City Council and the city's artistic community - and to the many, many talented writers who have gone Over the Edge with us so far. For further details about Over The Edge phone 087-6431748 or write to 3, Carbry Road, Newcastle, Galway.
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