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Monday, October 20, 2008

Irish Times Critic for October 'Over The Edge: Open Reading'

Noel Harrington

The October Over The Edge: Open Reading will take place in Galway City Library, St. Augustine Street, Galway on Thursday, October 30th, 6.30-8pm. The Featured Readers are Noel Harrington, John Kenny & Eamonn Harrigan.

Noel Harrington lives in Tulla, Co Clare. A regular reader at the White House poetry sessions in Limerick, he has been published in The Stinging Fly, Revival, Boyne Berries, Crannóg, Moloch, The Flosca competition winners chapbook and The Stony Thursday Book. Revival Press published a chapbook of his poems in 2007. He is half way through a short story collection and five years into a prose-poem novel with the working title Harrington's Folly.

John Kenny teaches English literature at NUI Galway and is director of the new BA Connect in Creative Writing there. He regularly reviews new fiction for The Irish Times, and his book John Banville will be published in November. He is Academic Director of The John McGahern Seminar & Summer School and also founding editor of The John McGahern Yearbook, the first volume of which was published in July. He is working on a collection of stories to be titled Make it Home. One of his stories recently appeared in The Dublin Review.

Eamonn Harrigan loves to write fiction and has taken creative writing classes with Susan Millar DuMars. His short story “The Death of Foxy” was short-listed for the Over the Edge New Writer of the Year competition 2008 and he has collaborated on writing a play “For Pete’s Sake”. Eamonn’s background is in management and he has had research into Green Business Issues published. He likes to spend his time encouraging paper to refuse ink. He is currently a student on the MA in Screenwriting at the Huston Film School, NUIG.

As usual there will be an open-mic when the Featured Readers have finished. This is open to anyone who has a poem or story to share. New readers are always especially welcome. For further details phone 087-6431748.

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