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Friday, June 23, 2006

Salmon poetry in association with Over The Edge

Salmon Poetry

in associaton with

Over The Edge

Over The Edge in association with Salmon Poetry presents a reading by Ron Houchin, Susan Millar DuMars & A.E. Stringer at Sheridan's Wine Bar, 14-16 Church Yard Street, Galway on Friday, June 23rd 9pm.

Ron Houchin has taught literature and creative writing in public schools and colleges in the US for the past 30 years. Ron has read his poetry in Ireland on many occasions, most recently at the 2001 Dublin Writers' Festival. His first collection ‘Death and the River’ was published by Salmon in 1996. His latest collection, ‘Moveable Feast’, was published by Salmon in 2002.

Susan Millar DuMars is originally from Philadelphia, but has lived in Galway for some years now. Her collection of poetry, ‘Everyone Loves Me’, was published by Lapwing in 2005. In 2005 she also received an Arts Council Bursary for her collection of short-stories ‘Stupid Slim-neck Audrey Hepburn Dreams’.

Art Stringer is the author of 'Channel Markers' and has published poems in many journals in the U.S. including The Nation, Antaeus, Shenandoah, Denver Quarterly, Ohio Review, Poetry Northwest, and others. He teaches writing at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

All welcome. For further information contact 087-6431748.

Over The Edge acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council and Galway City Council

Friday, June 02, 2006

Sara Berkeley reads at Sheridan's Wine Bar

Sara Berkeley
reads at
Sheridan's Wine Bar

Over The Edge in association with Poetry Ireland presents a reading by Sandra Bunting, Sara Berkeley and Patricia Burke Brogan at Sheridan's Wine Bar, 14-16 Church Yard Street, Galway on Friday, June 2nd, 9pm.

Sandra Bunting is originally from Canada, but has lived in Galway for many years. She is a member of the Galway Writers Workshop and on the editorial board of Crannóg magazine. She recently published two collections of poetry: Lake of Phantoms was published by Mercutio Press, Canada; while Identified in Trees was published by Marram Press, Galway.

Sara Berkeley grew up in Dublin and graduated from Trinity College in 1989. She now lives in a village northwest of San Francisco with her husband and daughter. She has published four collections of poetry: her most recent being Strawberry Thief (Gallery, 2005). She has also a published a collection of short stories The Swimmer in the Deep Blue Dream (Raven/Thistledown, 1992) and a novel Shadowing Hannah (New Island Books, 1999).

Patricia Burke Brogan is a painter, poet and playwright. Her poetry collection, Above The Waves Calligraphy, and her acclaimed play, Eclipsed, were both published by Salmon Publishing in 1994. To date there have been sixty-one productions of Eclipsed on three continents. Her most recent play, Requiem of Love, had its debut at the Town Hall Theatre last November, and its script was published and launched at this year’s Cuirt Festival by Wordsonthestreet. All welcome.

For further details phone 087-6431748

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Over The Edge to receive Arts Council funding

Over The Edge has just been informed that we are to receive funding from the national Arts Council to support the literary events we organise in Galway City Library and at Sheridan’s Wine Bar.

In a joint statement Over The Edge organisers Susan Millar DuMars and Kevin Higgins said: “It’s great to have the Arts Council acknowledge the work we do. We’d like to thank everyone who has participated in, or in any way supported Over The Edge during these past three years. There is a really vibrant literary scene in Galway right now, by far the best in the country. The Arts Council’s decision to support Over The Edge will help us make it even better. We’re delighted.”