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Friday, August 28, 2009

Writers' September Gathering at Sheridan's Wine Bar

Liz Gallagher

Over The Edge presents readings by poet Liz Gallagher and fiction writer Paul Lenehan at Sheridan’s Wine Bar, 14-16 Church Yard Street, Galway on Friday, September 11th, 8pm. The evening will also see short readings by visiting American Salmon poets Ron Houchin and Art Stringer and the launch of Lady Gregory’s Townhouse, a collection of work by the Advanced Poetry Workshop at Galway Arts Centre, co-edited by Susan Lindsay, Mary Madec & Maureen Ryan.

Liz Gallagher is from Donegal but has been living in the Canary Islands for the past 14 years. Liz was the featured poet in this winter’s (08/09) issue of The Stinging Fly. Her work featured in the 50 Best New Poets 2007 Anthology from Meridian Press at Virginia University. She is also one of six winners for the Oxfam Ireland Poetry Calendar 2009. This year she was selected poets for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Readings. Her first full collection, titled The Wrong Miracle, is just published by Salt Publishing.

Paul Lenehan is a fiction writer from Dublin where he works with Poetry Ireland and is editor of Poetry Ireland News Letter. Paul was shortlisted twice for a Hennessy/Sunday Tribune Short Story Prize. His most recent work is included in The Clifden Anthology and The Cork Literary Review, and he has a story forthcoming in a Leaf Books anthology in the UK. He received an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Glamorgan in Wales.

Art Stringer lives in Huntingdon, West Virginia. His poetry collection Human Costume is just published by Salmon Poetry.

Ron Houchin taught in the public school system of the Appalachian region of southernmost Ohio for thirty years. His most recent collection of poetry, the third he has published with Salmon poetry, is just published.

Lady Gregory’s Townhouse is a collection of poems by participants in the renowned Thursday afternoon Advanced Poetry Workshop at Galway Arts Centre. The poems are accompanied by a thought provoking introduction by co-editors, Susan Lindsay, Mary Madec & Maureen Ryan.

There is no entrance fee. All welcome. For further information contact 087-6431748.

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