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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

North Beach Publications & Doire Press announce the launch of 'It's History' by Brendan Murphy

Brendan Murphy

Brendan Murphy is a writer and performance poet. He won the 2006 Cúirt Grand Slam, the 2007 All Ireland Grand Slam, the 2007 BBC Radio 4 North of England Poetry Slam and the 2009 North Beach Poetry Nights' Grand Slam. He has performed his poetry in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the USA.

North Beach Publications and Doire Press are happy to announce the launch of Brendan's winning collection It's History in Galway Museum at 1pm on Saturday 19th June.

Miceál Kearney, fellow-poet and Grand Slam winner will launch Brendan's debut collection.All are welcome. For further details 091-593290

It's History is published with the support of Galway City Council and Over The Edge.

Salmon Poetry Launches Chopping Wood with T.S. Eliot by John Walsh

Salmon Poetry invites you to celebrate the publication of a new collection of poetry

Chopping Wood with T.S. Eliot


Launch Introduction by Michael Gorman

Venue: The City Museum, Spanish Arch,Galway
Date/Time: Saturday 29th May, 1pm

Visit the Salmon Poetry website for further details

Poetry & Music from Kansas at June North Beach Poetry Nights

North Beach Poetry Nights welcomes Dan Hornsby as Guest Poet on Monday 7th June at 9pm. in The Crane Bar, Sea Road, Galway.

Dan Hornsby lives in Kansas, where he studies writing and literature. He works with closely with the organization Shelf Help, which restocks inner-city grade school libraries in Kansas City. His folk band, The Low End, will be touring through the Midwestern United States this summer. He is currently working on a collection of poems and short stories.

Poets wishing to take part in the slam should bring along 2 x 3 minute poems. The winner goes through to the North Beach Grand Slam in December. The prize for the first 3 winners of the December Grand Slam is joint-publication in a poetry chapbook.

Door: 5/3 Euro

Info: John@091-593290

North Beach Poetry Nights gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Galway City Council.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Breton poet Patrick Argenté to read at final Over The Edge: Open Reading before the summer break

Patrick Argenté

Over The Edge in association with the Galway-Lorient Twinning Committee presents the May Over The Edge: Open Reading which takes place in Galway City Library, St.Augustine Street, Galway on Thursday, May 27th, 6.30-8pm. The Featured Readers are David Mohan, Michael Maye & Patrick Argenté.

David Mohan is based in Dublin and writes poetry and short stories. He has been published in The Sunday Tribune, The Stony Thursday Book, Southword, and the anthology Night and Day. He won the Hennessy/ Sunday Tribune Poetry Award, as well as the 2008 overall New Irish Writer Award. He is the winner of the 2009 Over The Edge New Writer of the Year competition.

Michael Maye is a native of Tralee, Co. Kerry. He has lived in Galway for the past 32 years, where he worked in public relations with Udarás na Gaeltachta. He retired in1991. He writes with the Salthill Active Retired Association’s (SARA) Writers’ Group, guided by the group’s tutor Kevin Higgins. Stories by Michael appeared in two books published jointly by SARA group and the Knocknacarra Writers’ group. He has read his work a number of times at the Over The Edge open-mic and delighted audiences with the dark, Surrealist wit in his tales of small town Ireland past and present.

Patrick Argenté was born in Dinan (Brittany) in 1945. He studied literature and became a teacher, then a social worker and a further education counsellor. Today he is retired in Lorient and he dedicates part of his time to writing. He has published four collections of poems: Voisinage du vent (La Part Commune 2005), Les jours lâchent leurs porcelaines (La Part Commune 2006), Oeil effaré plume et les dents (Manoirante 2009) & Ernestine ou Julie (Manoirante 2010).

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. 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 and The Arts Council and the support of the Galway-Lorient Town Twinning Committee.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Wordsonthestreet launches Ger Burke's novel 'My Father's Lands'

Wordsonthestreet Publishers
would like to invite
to the
Launch Party

To Celebrate the Publication of
Ger Burke's
My Father's Lands

Friday 28th May at 7.00 pm in
The Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill
Launch speaker: Des Kenny

Monday, May 10, 2010

Over The Edge Welcomes Galway-Lorient Poetry Exchange

This month Over the Edge is taking the novel step of organising a reading in Galway’s twin city of Lorient in Brittany, France. The reading will feature poetry by Galway writers Mary Madec and John Walsh as well as Over the Edge organisers Kevin Higgins and Susan Millar DuMars. The Lorient event will also include a bilingual open mic session open to all Lorient poets. Mary Madec recently had a hugely successful launch at the Town Hall Theatre of her debut poetry collection, In Other Words, which is published by Salmon Poetry. John Walsh is the organiser of North Beach Poetry Nights and his new collection of poetry, Chopping Wood with T.S. Eliot, is published very soon by Salmon Poetry.

Later in the month, the May Over the Edge: Open Reading in Galway City Library will feature Lorient poet Patrick Argenté. Monsieur Argenté is a retired teacher and social worker who lives in Lorient, Brittany and is the author of four poetry collections. The most recent of these, Ernestine ou Julie, was published in 2010 by Manoirante. Monsieur Argenté’s bilingual reading is in honor of the 35th anniversary of the twinning of Galway City with Lorient.

“We’re proud to work with the Galway-Lorient twinning committee, and hope these two events are the beginning of a tradition of literary exchange between our two cities,” commented Susan Millar DuMars, co-organiser of Over The Edge.