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Friday, March 09, 2007

Australian poet Geoff Page to read at Sheridan's Wine Bar

Over The Edge presents a reading by Australian poet, Geoff Page, at Sheridan’s Wine Bar, 14-16 Church Yard Street, Galway on Friday, March 23rd, 8pm. He will read alongside a trio of Galway based writers Stephen Shields, John O’Regan & Brendan McNally.

Geoff Page is an Australian poet who has published seventeen collections of poetry as well as two novels, three verse novels and several other works including anthologies, translations and a biography of the jazz musician, Bernie McGann. He has won several awards, including the Queensland Premier’s Prize for Poetry. His work has been translated into Chinese, German, Serbian, Slovenian and Greek. He has read his work in Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Britain, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Austria, Hungary, Singapore, China, Korea, the United States, New Zealand and is delighted to be coming to Galway.

Stephen Shields writes poetry and prose. His poems have been published in Crannog, West 47, The Cuirt Annual and he has poems forthcoming in The Shop and Agenda. He has had stories published in Turbulence: A Corrib Anthology and Splinters, the journal of The Bill Naughton Short Story Competition. He was also shortlisted for the Cloch Poetry Competition 2006. He was a featured reader at an Over The Edge: Open Reading in Galway City Library in August 2004.

John O’Regan was born in Waterford, where he was artist in residence at Garter Lane Arts Centre. He worked in journalism before turning to writing fiction and drama. He has had four plays staged in Galway, The Gallery, Cold Storage, The Painting Lesson and Septuagenarians. His fiction has been published in The Stinging Fly, West 47 and The Cuirt Annual. He was a featured reader at an Over The Edge: Open Reading in Galway City Library in September 2003.

Brendan McNally hails from Monaghan but has lived in Galway for many years. His wry and witty stories are often based on his experience of growing up in a border county during the sixties and seventies. He has had a number of his short stores published in magazines and was a featured reader at an Over the Edge: Open Reading in Galway City Library in August 2003.

There is no entrance fee. All welcome. For further information contact 087-6431748.

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