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Thursday, August 31, 2017

2017 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year LONGLIST

Adam Trodd, Dublin, ‘Eden is’
Doreen Duffy, Dublin, ‘One Small’
Melissa Emmett, Birmingham UK, ‘Are You’
Patrick Gleeson, Dublin, ‘Watermark’, ‘The Killing’
Teresa Sweeney, Galway, ‘Fifty Three’ & ‘Stars’
Trisha McKeon, ‘Arthur’  
Ciaran Ferriter, Mayo, ‘The Hounding’
Una Mannion, Sligo, ‘Dogwood’
Niamh MacCabe, Leitrim, ‘Steer’, ‘Memorise’, ‘Dark’
Micheál Ó’Síocháin, Cork ‘A Day In’
David O’Dwyer, Dublin ‘The Empty’
Aongus Murtagh, Berlin ‘Matchstick’ & ‘Kelly’s
Richard Newton, Hampshire UK, ‘Of A’  
Meadhbh Ní Eadhra, Galway ‘The Mobile’
Niall Bourke, London ‘The Hands’
Gerard McKeown, London ‘Sisters’
Edna Faye Kiel, Clare, ‘Circles’
Edel Burke, Mayo, ‘One’
Louise Mangos, Switerland, ‘River’
Barbara Lovric, Kerry, ‘Commitment’
Veronica Creavin-Newell, Galway, ‘Sticks’
Kathryn Burke, Dublin, ‘The Depth’, ‘A Legacy’
Paula Conway, East Sussex, ‘The Chalk’
P.J. Moore, Galway, ‘Seconds’, ‘Thick’
Maeve Mulrennan, Galway, ‘End of’
James Finlan, Galway, ‘The Gospel’
Balla Aella, Galway, ‘Oniiasan’
Kate Ennals, Cavan, ‘Hilda’s’
Valerie Ryan, Kildare, ‘Only’
Angela Victory, Galway, ‘Aussie’

Ria Collins, Galway
Grace Wilentz, Dublin
Kathryn Burke, Dublin
Aidan Hynes, Dublin,
Connie Masterson, Galway
Ursula Shields-Huemer, Galway
Paul Denby, Galway
Audrey Molloy, Australia
Alyn Fenn, Cork
Emily V, North Dakota
Roisin Browne, Dublin
Colin Dardis, Belfast
Lauren Garland, London
James Finnegan, Donegal
Christine Valters-Paintner, Galway
Jo Burns, Germany
Alan Weadick, Dublin
Anita Ouellette, Massachusetts USA
Karin Molde, Germany
Alice Kinsella, Mayo
Jean Tuomey, Mayo
Bogusia Wardein, Norway
Sarah Padden, Galway
James Anthony, Athlone
Bobbie Sparrow, Galway
Vincent Steed, Galway
Sighle Meehan, Galway
James O’Toole, Henry Street
Kevin Murtagh, Kildare
Ruth Aylett, Scotland
Rob Childers, Alaska USA/Galway
Kathryn Guille, Limerick
Fiona Place, Galway
Shelley Tracey, Belfast
Aisling Bradley, Derry
Deepa Mardolkar, London
Patrick Holloway, Brazil
Julie Irigaray, France
Evan Costigan, Kildare
Maureen Butler, Maine USA
Orla Fay, Meath
Steve Fraser, Scotland
Morag Anderson, Scotland
Tara Hynes, Galway
Cathal Flood, Longford
Emily Murphy, Galway
Liam O’Neill, Galway
Molly Twomey, Waterford
Rosie Barrett, Devon UK
Eoin Barton, Galway
Caroline Am Bergris, London
Anne Walsh Donnelly, Mayo
Art Ó Súilleabháin, Galway
Ruth Elwood, Galway
Simon Murphy, Bristol
Flish McCarthy, Galway
Chris Jenkins, Belfast
Nollaig Rowan, Dublin
Leah Keane, Roscommon
Caroline Bracken, Wicklow
Stephanie Brennan, Galway
Jessica Pape, Galway
Jackie Shortland, Cork

We would like to thank our competition sponsors: 
Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Dock No. 1, Ward’s Hotel, Clare Daly TD, Kenny’s Bookshop & Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh

@ the Over The Edge Culture Night event @ Kenny’s Bookshop & Gallery,
Liosbán Retail Park on Friday, September 22nd
The fiction writers reading starts 3.30pm.
The reading by poets: 5.45pm

The September Over The Edge: Open Reading
on Thursday, September 28th  Galway City Library, 6.30-8pm
2017 New Writer of The Year judge Nicki Griffin

Sunday, August 13, 2017

August Over The Edge: Open Reading with Bobbie Sparrow, Art Ó Súilleabháin, & Ailbhe Darcy

The first ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ after the summer break takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, August 31st, 6.30-8.00pm. The Featured Readers are Ailbhe DArcy, Art Ó Súilleabháin, & Bobbie Sparrow. There will as usual be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. The evening will also see the announcement of the long list for the 2017 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition which received a large number of entries again this year.
Bobbie Sparrow is a poetry writing Psychotherapist living in Co. Galway.  She was long listed for the Over The Edge new writer's award 2015/16 and short listed for the Galway University Poetry Competition 2016. Her poems have been published in Orbis, Picaroon, and The Rose Magazine. Bobbie has taken part in many poetry workshops with Kevin Higgins and Jim Bennet of Poetry Kit. She is a member of the online poetry group, Poets Abroad.  Bobbie has found a good poem to be a good friend.

Art Ó Súilleabháin was born in Galway, spent a few years in Boston but now lives in Corr na Móna, in north Connemara. He has published a number of books for children as Gaeilge but is now working on poems and stories in English for adults. His work has been regularly broadcast on RTE Radio One’s Sunday Miscellany. He lives on the shores of Lough Corrib with his artist son Fiachra, one of his six children.
Ailbhe Darcy
Ailbhe Darcy grew up in Dublin, and has since lived in the United States, Germany and Wales, where she teaches creative writing at Cardiff University. Selections of her work are included in the Bloodaxe anthologies Identity Parade and Voice Recognition, and in the Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry, Vol 4. Her first full-length collection was ImaginaryMenagerie, published by Bloodaxe Books in 2011. A collaboration with S.J. Fowler,  Subcritical Tests, was published by Gorse in June 2017. Recent poems have appeared in POETRY, Poetry Ireland Review and Poetry Wales, and a second solo collection, Insistence, is forthcoming from Bloodaxe in 2018.

As usual there will be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are always most welcome. The evening will also see the announcement of the long list for this year’s Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition, which has again received a very healthy number of entries this year

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, Poetry Ireland, & The Arts Council.