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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Claire Kilroy Featured Reader & Judge at Fourth Annual Over The Edge Fiction Slam

Claire Kilroy

After the event’s huge success in the past three years, Over The Edge presents its fourth annual fiction slam with Featured Reader, Claire Kilroy, at Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, Galway on Friday, October 12th, 8pm.

Claire Kilroy was born in Dublin in 1973 and educated at Trinity College. She is the author of four novels, All Summer (2004), Tenderwire (2006), All Names Have Been Changed (2009), and, most recently, The Devil I Know, which was published in August by Faber & Faber. She was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 2004.

Poetry slams have grown in popularity during the past few years, but now it’s the fiction writers’ turn. The first twelve fiction writers to make it to Galway Arts Centre on the evening of Friday, October 12th and register will be guaranteed a place in the slam. All participating writers should bring two pieces of their own fiction, as there are two rounds. The time limit in both rounds is five minutes. Extracts from longer stories are admissible. Stories do not have to be memorised. The Fiction Slam will be judged by a three person jury made up of two audience members and Claire Kilroy. Three writers will go through to the second round and the prize for the winner is a bottle of wine.

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.