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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Over The Edge Celebrates Sixth Birthday with Reading by Tom French

The first Over The Edge: Open Reading of 2009 takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, January 22nd, 6.30-8.00pm.

The Featured Readers are Lisa Frank, Áine Tierney & Tom French. This is a very special occasion as it is now exactly six years since Over The Edge was born in Galway City Library in January 2003.

Lisa Frank was born and raised in Los Angeles, but spent most of the past ten years in the Pacific Northwest before moving to Ireland in December, 2006. In 2005 she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. She has had work published in American literary journals, as well as an essay published in a university textbook on writing, and was awarded 2nd and 3rd place in Bad Kitty Films 2000 Short Screenplay competition. She currently works as a freelance editor.

Áine Tierney is from Rosmore, Co. Tipperary. She is a secondary school English teacher and has an MA in Writing from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her writing has appeared in various magazines and newspapers. She recently had a short story published in the Silverfish anthology, which was funded by South Tipperary County Council’s Per Cent for Art Scheme. She is currently redrafting her first novel.

Tom French is a graduate of NUI Galway and the University of Limerick. His first collection of poems Touching the Bones (Gallery Press) was awarded a Forward Prize for Best First collection in 2002. In 2001 he read at the Cúirt Literature Festival. Recent poems of his have been published in . His second collection The Blood Line is nearing completion. He lives with his family in county Meath where he works for the library service.

As usual there will be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are always most welcome. The MC for the evening will be Susan Millar DuMars. For further details phone 087-6431748.

Over The Edge acknowledges the ongoing generous financial support of Galway City Council & The Arts Council.