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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Westside Arts Festival/Over The Edge Summer Open-mic

Westside Arts Festival/Over The Edge Summer Open-mic

Over The Edge in association with Westside Arts Festival presents the 2018 Over The Edge Summer Open-mic at Westside Library, Seamus Quirke Road on Wednesday, July 11th, 5pm-8pm. Those taking part will include visiting students studying creative writing on this year’s NUI Galway International Summer School.

Everyone who has a poem or story to share is most welcome to take part. So, if you have some writing you’d like to read to an audience, this is your opportunity to do so.

The MC for the evening will be Kevin Higgins. All are welcome to attend.
Over The Edge acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council, Poetry Ireland, and Galway City Council.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

June Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering presents readings by poets Eleanor Hooker, Nathanael O’Reilly, and Anne Casey PLUS Skylight 47

The June Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering presents an exciting variety of poetry from Galway, Tipperary and Australia. There will be readings by Anne Casey, Nathanael O’Reilly, & Eleanor Hooker PLUS a celebration of the first ten issue of Galway-based poetry newspaper Skylight 47 DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED.
The event will take place on Friday, June 29th, 8pm at The Kitchen @ The Museum, Spanish Arch, Galway. All are welcome. There is no cover charge.

Anne Casey is originally from Clare and now lives in Sydney. Her poems have appeared internationally in newspapers, magazines, journals, anthologies, podcasts, broadcasts, videos, music albums, a stage show and an international art exhibition. Her debut poetry collection, where the lost things go was published to much acclaim by Salmon Poetry in 2017. She has won or been shortlisted for poetry awards in Ireland, Northern Ireland, the USA, UK, Canada and Australia. Over a 25-year career, Anne has worked as a business journalist, magazine editor, media communications director and legal author. Further information: Twitter: @1annecasey.

Nathanael O’Reilly was born and raised in Australia. He has travelled on five continents and spent extended periods in England, Ireland, Germany, Ukraine and the United States, where he currently resides. His poems have appeared in journals and anthologies in ten countries, including Antipodes, Australian Love Poems, Cordite, FourW, Glasgow Review of Books, LiNQ, Mascara, Postcolonial Text, Snorkel, Tincture, Transnational Literature, Verity La and The Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology 2017. O’Reilly is the recipient of an Emerging Writers Grant from the Literature Board of the Australia Council for the Arts. He is the author of Preparations for Departure (UWAP Poetry, 2017), named one of the “2017 Books of the Year” in Australian Book Review; Distance (Picaro Press, 2014; Ginninderra Press, 2015); and the chapbooks Cult (Ginninderra Press, 2016), Suburban Exile (Picaro Press, 2011) and Symptoms of Homesickness (Picaro Press, 2010). He was the writer-in-residence at Booranga Writers’ Centre in May 2017.

Eleanor Hooker is a poet and writer. She lives in North Tipperary with her husband Peter, they have two sons. Her second poetry collection, A Tug of Blue (Dedalus Press) was published October 2016. In 2013 her debut, The Shadow Owner's Companion (Dedalus Press) was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award for Best First Irish collection from 2012. Eleanor is founder of the Rowan Tree Readings, a reading series that will feature international poets and authors. The series begins June 2018.  Her poetry has been published in Ireland and internationally: in the UK, USA, Germany, Poland, Romania, India and Hungary, and in literary journals including: POETRY (Chicago), PN Review, Poetry Ireland Review, AGENDA Poetry, The Stinging Fly, The SHOp, The Moth, The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner, Crannóg, POEM: International English Language Quarterly, Cyphers. Online, her poems have been published at Southword, New Dublin Press, And Other Poems, Poethead, Ink Sweat and Tears, The Ofi Press, The Pickled Body, Public Pool and broadcast on RTÉ Radio One. Eleanor has read her poetry at literary events in Ireland, USA (Pittsburgh, Washington), India (Mumbai International Literary Festival) and Hungary (Budapest).

Over The Edge acknowledges the ongoing financial support of the Arts Council,
Poetry Ireland, and Galway City Council.