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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March Over The Edge: Open Reading with Breda Spaight, Maureen Curran & Afric McGlinchey

The March ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, March 27th, 6.30-8.00pm. The Featured Readers are Afric McGlinchey, Breda Spaight & Maureen Curran. There will as usual be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are especially welcome.
  Afric McGlinchey

Breda Spaight is a poet and novelist from Co Limerick. Her poems have appeared in The Stony Thursday Book, Revival, and Skylight 47. Two of her poems are forthcoming in The SHOp (2014), and one in ROPES (2014). Competition shortlists include, Listowel single poem (2007), Dead Good Poetry Prize (2013), Red Line Poetry Competition (2013) and Over The Edge New Writer of the Year (2013). She has an M.Phil. in creative writing, Trinity College. Her debut novel God on the Wall received wide critical acclaim. She was a guest reader at the Paris Book Fair (2005).

Maureen Curran lives in Donegal where she is a teacher. She is one of the organisers of the North West Words readings in Letterkenny. She writes with The Garden Room Writers and her poems have appeared in Boyne Berries, Crannóg, Envoi, Poetry Bus, Revival, the Stony Thursday Book, Skylight 47, Southword and Word Bohemia. Her flash fiction has been published online by She blogs with her group at

Afric McGlinchey’s debut poetry collection, The lucky star of hidden things, based partly on her upbringing in Zimbabwe,was published in 2012 by Salmon. Published translations of her work have appeared in Irish, Spanish and Italian. She has been invited to read and give talks at festivals in South Africa, Northern Ireland, France, Zimbabwe and Italy as well as Ireland. A Pushcart nominee, Afric received the Hennessy Poetry Award for 2010 and the Northern Liberties Poetry Award for 2012. Her website is

As usual there will be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. 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.