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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Final Over The Edge: Open Reading of 2020 with Nina Oram, Coirle Mooney, & Paul Jeffcutt PLUS open-mic

 The December ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place on Zoom on Thursday, December 17th at the usual Over The Edge time 6.30-8.00pm (local Galway time). The Featured Readers are Paul Jeffcutt, Coirle Mooney, & Nina Oram. 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.  As this is our Christmas reading, we invite everyone to enjoy a mince pie, chocolates and/or a holiday beverage at home while watching.  We will begin and end the evening with a festive toast.  

Nina Oram

Originally from the UK, Nina Oram llives in County Roscommon with her partner. Having fallen in love with County Sligo, she writes Dark Fantasy inspired by mythology, ancient history, and the natural world. Her YA Fantasy Trilogy, “The Carrowkeel Series” is published by Luna Press Publishing, Edinburgh, with the third book released on the 8th December. She is currently shortlisted to the last five in the British Fantasy Awards 2019, Best Newcomer, for the first book in the trilogy, “The Joining”, awaiting the judges’ decision. Having won the Luna Press Publishing (UK) short story competition in 2016, her story was included in the resulting anthology, “Beyond Realities II”.She has also had stories published in “The Ogham Stone”, Metamorphose in the US, and “Horla”, an online horror magazine in the UK. She was longlisted in the Novella Award in the US, with special mention, and twice shortlisted in the Aeon Award, Ireland’s main fantasy competition, as well as for the Over The Edge New Writer of the Year award. Having finished a short story collection and novella, Nina is currently working on an adult fantasy novel.

Coirle Mooney

Coirle Mooney grew up in the Burren Perfumery in a house full of fragrant books and now lives in Kinvara, Co. Galway. After completing her MA and PhD in Medieval and Early Modern literature, she began working on a series of historical novels set in Medieval France. Her debut novel, Keepers of the Dead, is soon to be published by Sapere Books, followed by The Secret Language of Birds. She wrote her first murder mystery, Donald Duck is Dead, at ten years old, which she read in instalments to her captivated (or captured) classmates. She has worked as a Shakespeare and verse-speaking tutor in Malta and Limerick and as an old and middle English tutor in UCC. Her focus in on storytelling and creating characters with emotional depth. 

Paul Jeffcutt

Paul Jeffcutt lives in the Brontë Country of County Down. His new collection, The Skylark’s Call, is just published by Dempsey & Windle (2020); his first collection, Latch, was with Lagan Press (2010). Recently his poems have appeared in Agenda, The Honest Ulsterman, Ink, Sweat & Tears, The Interpreter’s House, Magma, Orbis, Oxford Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Salzburg Review and Vallum. He lives in Northern Ireland.


Over The Edge is inviting you to the December Over The Edge: Open Reading on Zoom. Thursday, December 17th, 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.