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Friday, December 09, 2011

Tamar Yoseloff, Christopher Meehan & Maeve Mulrennan for final 'Over The Edge: Open Reading' of 2011

Tamar Yoseloff

The December Over The Edge: Open Reading takes place in Galway City Library, St. Augustine Street, Galway on Thursday, December 15th, 6.30-8pm. The Featured Readers are Maeve Mulrennan, Christopher Meehan & Tamar Yoseloff.

Maeve Mulrennan grew up in County Kildare. She studied Arts Administration and Policy at NUI Galway is currently Visual Arts Office at Galway Arts Centre. An experience visual artist, Maeve recently began writing fiction. She attended Celeste AugĂ©’s short fiction class at Galway Arts Centre earlier this year and in October took part in the annual Over The Edge Fiction Slam. This is Maeve’s first major public reading of her work.

Christopher Meehan is originally from Kilkee in County Clare but has been living in Kinvara, Co. Galway since 2008. Christopher holds a B.A. degree in Heritage Studies and was awarded a Master of Science degree in 2007 for research conducted on the wildfowl populations of the Western Lakes. It is this interest in nature, landscape, Irish heritage and our interaction with these elements that strongly influences his writing. He has attended creative writing classes and workshops run by Susan DuMars in Galway and has published papers based on his ornithological work.

Tamar Yoseloff was born in the U.S. in 1965, but has lived in the U.K. since 2007. Her first collection, Sweetheart (Slow Dancer Press, 1998) was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and the winner of the Aldeburgh Festival Prize. She received a New Writers’ Award from London Arts for her second collection, Barnard’s Star (Enitharmon Press, 2004). In 2005 she was Writer in Residence at Magdalene College, Cambridge. She divides her time between London and Suffolk, and is currently working on her first novel. Her most recent poetry collection, The City with Horns, was published in May by Salt Publishing and her work also features in the anthology Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets (Spring 2010, Bloodaxe).

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.