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Thursday, May 22, 2014

May Over The Edge: Open Reading with Sighle Meehan, Duan Sala & Dimitra Xidous

The May ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, May 29th, 6.30-8.00pm. The Featured Readers are Dimitra Xidous, Duana Sala & Sighle Meehan. There will as usual be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are especially welcome. 

Sighle Meehan lives in Galway and began writing poems in 2011. She is a participant in the advanced poetry workshop at Galway Arts Centre. Sighle has been shortlisted in the Over The Edge New Writer of the Year competition and her poems have been published in Skylight 47 and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 2014 Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust poetry competition. Her winning poem Just the One is currently on display as part of Poems for Patience series at University Hospital Galway.

Duana Sala is a graduate of Literature and Languages from the University Cà Foscari, Venice Italy. Born in Italy in 1981 she moved to Galway in 2008, following her deep wild passion for Ireland. She published her first short story Dear Diary,1965 in the book Infusions by Java Writers, a group from Galway who met through Over the Edge literary events and creative writing classes. They meet regularly in Java’s Cafe to write, chat, and inspire each other. She is currently writing her first book, a collection of shorts stories set in Italy. She divides her time between writing, dancing and performing with Galway Swing.

Dimitra Xidous is originally from Ottawa, Canada but now lives in Dublin. Her poems have been published in literary journals in Canada, Ireland and the US. The featured poet in the Spring 2014 issue of The Stinging Fly, Dimitra was a finalist in the 2014 Malahat Review Open Season Awards, shortlisted for both the Bridport Prize (2013) and for the Over the Edge Emerging New Writer Award (2013), and long-listed for the Montreal International Poetry Competition (2011). She curates The Ash Sessions, a poetry and music showcase in Dublin and co-founded and co-edits The Pickled Body, a quarterly poetry & art magazine. Dimitra’s debut poetry collection, Keeping Bees, was published recently by Doire Press. 

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 financial support of Galway City Council & The Arts Council.