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Monday, May 25, 2009

WEDNESDAY JUNE 10th American and Irish Writers at Sheridan's Wine Bar

Over The Edge in association with the American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS) presents poetry and fiction at Sheridan’s Wine Bar.

Writers visiting Galway for the ACIS conference at NUIG will be reading alongside local poets at Sheridan’s Wine Bar, Church Yard Street on Wednesday, June 10th. The reading will start at 9pm.

Visiting writers Mary O’Donoghue, Joseph Lennon, Nathalie Anderson, Donna Potts, Drusilla Wall, Tyler Farrell, John Redmond and Ray McManus will read alongside Maureen Gallagher, John Walsh and Mary Madec.

All are welcome. There is no cover charge. For further details call 087-6431748.

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

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

May 'Over The Edge: Open Reading' with Enda Wyley, Eamonn Bonner & Cristina Galvin

Enda Wyley
Over The Edge in association with Poetry Ireland presents the final Over The Edge: Open Reading before the summer break in Galway City Library on Thursday, May 21st, 6.30-8.00pm. The Featured Readers are Cristina Galvin, Eamonn Bonner & Enda Wyley.

Cristina Galvin is currently completing the MA in Writing at NUIG and teaches yoga in Galway and surrounding areas. She loves books written from a child’s point of view and playing with this perspective in her own fiction and non-fiction. She was long-listed in the 2008 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition. Cristina also writes poetry and her work features in the anthology Ink For Air.

Eamonn Bonner is from the fishing village of Burtonport in West Donegal. He works in retail in Galway City centre. He started writing stories and poems for his own children but as they grew older Eamonn drifted away from writing until he attended the poetry workshops facilitated by Kevin Higgins at Galway Arts Centre. He now writes poetry and fiction for both adults and children. Eamonn recently won a prize for his poetry at the McGill literary Festival.

Enda Wyley has published four collections of poetry with Dedalus Press - Eating Baby Jesus (1994), Socrates in the Garden (1998), Poems for Breakfast (2004) and To Wake to This (May 2009). Her books for children include Boo and Bear (O’Brien Press 2003 ), The Silver Notebook, ( O’Brien Press, 2007 ) and I Won’t Go to China! (O’Brien Press, 2009). She was the recipient of The Vincent Buckley Memorial Prize and visited Melbourne University as Writer in Residence. Her work has been awarded several Arts Council Bursaries for Literature, most recently in 2008. Her poetry has been widely anthologized and broadcast on radio and television. Enda lives in Dublin where she works as a writer and a teacher.

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, Poetry Ireland & The Arts Council.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Writing: All You Ever Need To Know But Where Afraid To Ask!

GTI Creative 2009 presents Writing: All You Ever Need To Know But Were Afraid To Ask! with Susan Millar DuMars and Kevin Higgins

Commencing on Monday, June 8th, GTI Creative 2009 presents an intensive week long day time course which will cover both fiction and poetry writing. Susan Millar DuMars and Kevin Higgins will look at basic issues such as how to get started; how to generate ideas; discovering and honing your own unique voice. Exercises will help participants to learn about character development, use of figures of speech dialogue and so on. Editing will also be covered. Students will share their work with the class and receive constructive feedback in an atmosphere of mutual support and interest.

Issues such as the dos and don’ts of networking; how to promote your own writing and how to make a living as a writer will also be covered. The course will also include the attendance by participants at a number of literary events taking place in Galway City that week.

The cost to participants in €120 with a concession rate. Places must be reserved in advance. To book a place contact GTI, Father Griffin Road, Galway Telephone 091-581342, e-mail or see