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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mike McCormack for Sheridan's Wine Bar Feast of Fiction

Over The Edge presents a reading by fiction writers Colm Brady, Fiona Claire, Jim
Mullarkey & Mike McCormack

at Sheridan’s Wine Bar, 14-16 Church Yard Street, Galway, Friday, September 12th, 8pm.

Colm Brady is originally from Longford, but now lives in Galway City, where he has been a serial student in several creative writing classes. Colm says he has “now graduated from being an accountant who writes to a writer who works at anything.” He recently completed an MA in Writing at NUIG. Colm’s work has appeared on the Virtual Writer website and elsewhere. He was shortlisted for the 2008 Cúirt Festival/Over The Edge showcase reading.

Fiona Claire is an actress and writer who lived for many years in Los Angeles, but now lives in County Galway. She has worked in numerous television shows, including Third Rock From The Sun, Star Trek Voyager, and King of Queens, and in films such as L.A. Confidential, and Contact. She has written a collection of fables for adults, one novel and is working on a second. She was a Featured Reader at the November 2006 Over The Edge: Open Reading in Galway City Library.

Jim Mullarkey lives in Galway. He was a member of Galway City Council for 1993 to 1999 before turning his hand to writing. 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 RTE Francis McManus Award. Jim read at the inaugural Cúirt Festival/Over The Edge showcase reading in April 2006.

Mike McCormack is a Mayo-man and was born in 1965. He studied English and philosophy at UCG, as it was then, and has published three books, Getting it in the Head, 1996 - a collection of short stories – and two novels Crowe's Requiem, 1998 and Notes from a Coma, 2005. He teaches fiction on the MA in Writing at NUIG and for three years was writer in residence at NUI Galway. He is currently finishing a book of short stories.

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.