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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

March Over The Edge: Open Reading with Anne Donnellan, Aelmuire Mullaney, & Mark Roper

Mark Roper

The March ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, March 28th, 6.30-8.00pm. The Featured Readers are Mark Roper, Aelmuire Mullaney, & Anne Donnellan. There will as usual be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are always especially welcome at the open-mic.

Anne Donnellan was brought up in Co. Clare and has been  living and working in Galway since 1980. Anne is engaged with human rights advocacy works in Age Action. She attends the Kevin  Higgins poetry workshops. Anne’s poems have been published in ROPES,  A New Ulster, The Linnet’s Wings, the Clare Champion and the Galway City Tribune. She was shortlisted in the Poems for Patience Competition 2018.

Aelmuire Mullaney was born in Dublin, went to school in Galway, and now lives in Moycullen. She was brought up bilingual – in Irish and English. She studied languages at NUI Galway, is fluent in German and French, and has a diploma in Translation from the Institute of Linguists in London. She loves reading, writing, theater and travel and walking the prom in Galway. She writes fiction and is currently a participant in Susan Millar DuMars’s Intermediate Creative Writing class at Galway Technical Institute. 

Mark Roper’s latest collection Bindweed, Dedalus Press (2017), was shortlisted for The Irish Times Poetry Now Award. A Gather of Shadow (2012) was also shortlisted for that Award and won the Michael Hartnett Award in 2014. With photographer Paddy Dwan, he has published 3 books, most recently Comeragh: Mountain, Coum, River, Rumour. He has written the librettos for two operas composed by Eric Sweeney. He is a former editor of Poetry Ireland Review.

As usual there will be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are always particularly welcome. 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, Poetry Ireland & The Arts Council.