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Sunday, February 14, 2021

February Over The Edge: Open Reading on Zoom with Kate Fox, Jake Arden, & Rozz Lewis

The February ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place on Zoom on Thursday, February 25th  at the usual Over The Edge time 6.30-8.00pm (local Galway time). The Featured Readers are Rozz Lewis, Jake Arden, & Kate Fox. 

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.

Rozz Lewis is a primary school teacher living in Carlow, Ireland. She runs a literary blog at Her stories have been published in literary magazines like Stinging Fly, Crannóg, Boyne Berries, Wordlegs, Silver Apples, Spontaneity, Galway Review and Literary Orphans. She has been listed for the New Planet Cabaret, Penguin Short Story and Fish Fiction Prizes. Rozz was highly commended for the Over the Edge New Writer of the Year 2016.

Jake Arden was born in Galway, the son of writer/activists Margaretta D’Arcy and John Arden. He completed a Modern History degree and a masters in Social Research in London and worked in the voluntary, local government, higher education and charity sectors for many years. Today he lives in Canterbury East Kent. He has published a book of short stories, Spartans of the Corrib (2015), drawing on his unusual bohemian childhood and a novel A Little Patch of England (2020), inspired by the local history of East Kent during World War Two. He is currently working on a new novel, The Romantic Awakening of Kitty Pemberton, about a group of Kent tourists who visit Paris in 1830 and get swept up in the Glorious Three Days Revolution of July.


Kate Fox is a British poet, performer and broadcaster who sometimes describes herself as a stand-up poet. She has been a Poet in Residence on Radio 4's Saturday Live, Glastonbury Festival and the Great North Run. She is a regular contributor to Radio 3’s The Verb and presenter of Radio 4’s “Pick of the Week”. Radio 4 broadcast her two half hour comedy shows "The Price of Happiness" in 2015, and a second series in 2017.  Her stand up spoken word show celebrating Northern women; “Where There’s Muck There’s Bras” sold out several theatres in the North of England when it toured after being commissioned by the Great Exhibition of the North in 2018. She is now working on a book of the show for a major publisher.  Her new show “Bigger on the Inside” uses a stand up lecture format to explore the history of neurodiversity through a lens of Doctor Who and was commissioned by the BBC’s Contains Strong Language Festival in 2020. She is also currently writing a commissioned play about an imagined encounter between Ted Hughes and Bernard Manning for the Ted Hughes Festival. She has taught and facilitated numerous creative writing. performance and comedy workshops, including for the Arvon Foundation, First Story, Creative Partnerships and New Writing North. In 2009 she was the only writer ever to do a Cultural Leadership placement and researched writers’ work with young people. Publications include Fox Populi from Smokestack Books (2013), pieces in Bloodaxes’s Funny Peculiar, Funny Ha Ha and the Iron Book of Humorous Verse and she has edited several anthologies of young writers work. Her next collection The Oscillations will be published by Nine Arches in February 2021.


Over The Edge is inviting you to the February Over The Edge: Open Reading on Zoom. Thursday, February 25th, 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.