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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

September Over The Edge: Open Reading on Zoom - Ron Silliman, Molly Harris, & Fintan Coughlan PLUS open-mic

 The September ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place on Zoom on Thursday, September 24th  at the usual Over The Edge time 6.30-8.00pm (local Galway time). The Featured Readers are Fintan Coughlan, Molly Harris, & Ron Silliman. There will, as always at Over The Edge: Open Readings, be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are always especially welcome at the open-mic. Anyone interested in taking part in the open-mic should text Kevin Higgins on 087-6431748 or email between 6pm and 6.30pm on the evening of the reading. The MC for the evening will be Susan Millar DuMars. 


Fintan Coughlan grew up in Mount Bolus, Co.Offaly, but has lived in  internal exile in Galway for enough years to eventually be adopted. He has been writing poems for such a long time he can't remember when the habit began. His poems have been published previously in Salmon magazine, The Connacht Tribune’s Writing in the West, The CĂșirt Journal, & most recently in The Galway Advertiser’s Vox Galvia.


Molly Harris is the current Over The Edge New Writer of the Year. She is an MFA candidate at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and she received her BA in English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Molly also studied creative writing at the 2019 NUI Galway Irish Studies International Summer School. She is the current managing editor of the literary journal Natural Bridge. You find her short stories and nonfiction in journals such as Furrow, Hooligan Magazine, and Vagabond Literature

Language poet Ron Silliman has published over 40 books, including The Age of Huts, Tjanting & The Alphabet, the anthology In the American Tree, a collection of criticism The New Sentence & an award-winning memoir, Under Albany. He has received the Poetry Foundation’s Levinson Award, been a Kelly Writers House Fellow, & the subject of symposia at the Universities of Paris & Windsor. He teaches at the University of Pennsylvania.

Over The Edge is inviting you to the September Over The Edge: Open Reading on Zoom. Thursday, September 24th, 6.30-8pm

Join The Over The Edge Zoom Meeting at

Meeting ID: 738 901 3549


 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.