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Friday, October 26, 2012

November 'Over The Edge: Open Reading' with Mary Noonan, Fiona Scoble & Dave Donovan PLUS The Abandoned Darlings

Mary Noonan whose debut collection of poems The Fado House
was published by Dedalus Press earlier this year.

Fiona Scoble, Dave Donovan & Mary Noonan for November Over The Edge: Open Reading PLUS a sneak preview reading from by the MA in Writing Class of 2011/12 from their forthcoming anthology The Abandoned Darlings.

The November‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, November 15th, 6.30-8.00pm. The Featured Readers are Mary Noonan, Dave Donovan & Fiona Scoble. There will as usual be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are especially welcome.

Fiona Scoble was born in Kent and now lives in Galway, working as an artist and illustrator. She studied English at Cambridge University and went on to be a documentary researcher for Maximum Exposure Productions, driving from England to India in a London taxi. She has also worked as a journalist. In 2011 her short non-fiction children’s book, Bright Minds in the “Dark Ages”, was published by CE4CE as a teaching resource. She recently attended creative writing classes at Galway Technical Institute and as a result joined the “Java Writers” in publishing a collection of short stories, entitled Infusions, to be launched this December. Fiona was longlisted in the 2012 Over The Edge New Writer of the Year Competition.

Dave Donovan was born in Dublin. His family moved between Ireland the USA and Zambia before settling in Galway in the early seventies. Apart from a few brief sojourns in other jurisdictions he has lived here since then. He has worked in the fields of residential care, intellectual disability and community arts. Currently he is undertaking graduate studies in Applied Social Studies in NUI Maynooth. He has been attending poetry workshops in the Arts Centre with Kevin Higgins since early 2011. More latterly he has been associated with the Tuesday Nights and their upcoming publication Wayword Tuesdays. He has read at the open mic space at Over the Edge readings. Poems he finds either while cycling, walking or sometimes sleeping.

Mary Noonan lives in Cork, where she works as a lecturer in French literature at University College Cork.. Her poems have appeared in The Dark Horse, The Stinging Fly, Southword, The SHOp, Cyphers, Blackbox Manifold, BigCityLit, Wasafiri, Tears in the Fence, The Moth, The Echo Room, The Same, The Cork Literary Review, The Alhambra Poetry Calendar 2010, Best of Irish Poetry 2010, and The Threepenny Review (Summer 2012). She won the Listowel Poetry Collection Prize in 2010. Her first collection – The Fado House – was published by Dedalus Press, Dublin in 2012.

As usual there will be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished THIS WILL INCLUDE a sneak preview reading by the MA in Writing Class of 2011/12 from their forthcoming anthology The Abandoned Darlings . New readers are always most welcome at the open-mic. 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 & The Arts Council.

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