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Monday, June 18, 2007

Lunchtime readings at City Museum

North Beach Poetry Nights Introduces the New Series of Friday Lunchtime Readings in Galway City Museum at 1.30pm on Friday 22 June with Award winning Poet and Fiction-Writer Geraldine Mills.

Geraldine will read poetry and her prize-winning short story: "The Weight of Feathers" With your support we want to make this another special Galway literary event. Admission 5 Euro

Geraldine Mills, a native of Galway, began her writing career in Dublin where she lived for twenty years before returning with her family to settle in Rosscahill Co. Galway in 1995. She has been published widely in both poetry and fiction. Bradshaw Books Cork has published her two collections of poetry, Unearthing your Own(2001) and Toil the Dark Harvest (2004) She was the Millennium winner of the Hennessy/Tribune Emerging Fiction Award and the overall winner of the New Irish Writer Award for her story ‘Lick of the Lizard’. She has been short listed four times for the Francis McManus Short Story Award taking 2nd prize in 2004 and 2006. Her first short story collection titled The Lick of the Lizard was published by Arlen House in 2005 and her second collection The Weight of Feathers for which she received an Arts Council Bursary and Galway County Council Publication Assistance Award is forthcoming from Arlen House. Her Monologue ‘This is From the Woman who Does’ was premiered at the Provincetown Theatre Playwrights Festival, Cape Cod Mass. USA in October 2004. She is a regular contributor to RTÉ’s Living Word and Lyric FM’s Quiet Quarter. She tutors with the Galway Arts Centre.

For further information contace John Walsh on 091- 593290