Friday, September 08, 2006

Poetry Performance Showcase Reading

Over The Edge presents a reading to showcase some of the best performers on Galway’s poetry scene. It will take place at Sheridan’s Wine Bar (above Sheridan's Cheesemongers) 14-16 Church Yard Street, Galway on Friday, September 8th at 8pm. The poets taking part are Elaine Feeney, Stephen Murray, Trish Casey & Tim Emlyn Jones.

Elaine Feeney was born in Galway in 1979. She teaches English at St. Patrick’s College, Tuam. She has performed and read her poetry at various readings and festivals, including the Cuirt International Literature Festival Poetry Slam. According to 2005 Patrick Kavanagh Award Winner, Dave Lordan: “Her performances are notable for their fearless confrontation with the controversial truth of women’s lives in the new Ireland”

Trish Casey is a performance writer and voice/performance coach from the harbour town of Cobh in Co. Cork . She won the 2004 Cúirt Poetry Grand Slam and coached both the 2005 and 2006 winners. Her work appears in the second Divas anthology (Arlen House) and in the Leaving Cert geography textbook Today’s World. Over the past few years Trish has established herself as one of Ireland’s leading performance poets.

Stephen Murray was born in Dublin in 1974. He was educated in Richmond, Surrey and was three times award winner in the WH Smith and Observer Young Writer of the Year Award. In April 2005, he won the Cúirt International Festival of Literature Poetry Grand Slam. In October Stephen embarks on a European tour during which he will perform in Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.

Tim Emlyn Jones is a Welsh artist and writer. His early poetry originated within performance art and he has appeared in several anthologies, including Grandchildren of Albion, and Routes Through English, the latter being a reader for the GCSE secondary school examination in the UK. Tim is now an art professor who runs the Burren College of Art in Co Clare. His interest in art education began as a student revolutionary at the Hornsey College of Art sit-in in 1968.

All welcome. For further details contact 087-6431748.

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