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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Competition Winner Orla Higgins To Read Winning Story At March Writers’ Gathering At Sheridan’s Wine Bar

Cahal Dallat
Kate Dempsey
Orla Higgins

Over The Edge presents readings by Orla Higgins, Cahal Dallat, Moya Roddy & Kate Dempsey at Sheridan’s Wine Bar, 14-16 Church Yard Street, Galway on Friday, March 12th, 8pm.

Orla Higgins lives in Galway and recently graduated with an MA in Writing from NUIG. She won the Over the Edge New Fiction Writer Competition in 2009 for Thin Blue Line and her work has been published in Ropes and Crannóg. Orla was also a featured reader at the Over The Edge Emerging Writers Showcase at the 2009 Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Her winning story is published here

Cahal Dallat, poet, musician and critic, was born in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim in 1953. He studied at Queen’s University Belfast and now lives in London where he reviews for several publications including the Times Literary Supplement and has been a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Review since its inception in 1998. He won the Strokestown International Poetry Competition in 2006 and his latest collection is The Year of Not Dancing (Blackstaff Press, 2009).

Moya Roddy, better know perhaps for her fiction and scriptwriting, will read from her poetry on the night.

Kate Dempsey is originally from Coventry and now lives with her family in Maynooth, Co.Kildare where she teaches creative writing to children and adults. Her poetry and fiction have been widely published in Ireland and the UK including in THE SHOp, Poetry Ireland Review, Stony Thursday, Abridged, Orbis, Newleaf and Revival among others. She was selected to read for Poetry Ireland Introductions and Windows Publications Introductions. She has been nominated for, and won many prizes including The Francis MacManus, Cecil Day Lewis and Hennessy awards for Poetry and for Fiction. Kate loves to blur the wobbly boundaries between page and stage, particularly with the Poetry Diva Collective who read at festivals and events countrywide.

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.