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Sunday, December 05, 2021

Denise Commins, Odhrán Reidy, & Sue Pace for Final Over The Edge: Open Reading of 2021

The December ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place on Zoom on Thursday, December 16th at the usual Over The Edge time 6.30-8.00pm (local Galway time). The Featured Readers are Sue Pace, Odhrán Reidy, & Denise Commins. 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 message the Over The Edge Facebook page between 6pm and 6.30pm on the evening of the reading. The MC for the evening will be Susan Millar DuMars.  The Over The Edge end of year celebration will take place in the House Hotel, Galway afterwards.

Denise Commins is Galway born and bred. She is a retired National school teacher . She has enjoyed attending Susan Millar DuMars creative writing classes at Galway Arts Centre and, recently, via Galway Technical Institute. Denise mostly writes poems based on memoir. She has previously read her work at the Over The Edge open-mic in Galway City Library. An active participant in a number of book groups over the years, writing is a hobby for Denise. 

Odhrán Reidy lives in Co. Galway where he works with medical devices during the day and plot devices in his spare time. He is a recovering cynic who finds himself occasionally prone to debilitating fits of optimism. He writes fiction and takes creative writing classes in Galway Technical Institute.


Sue Pace is a fiction writer living in Washington State, USA. Her stories have been widely published in literary magazines and anthologies, including The Raven Chronicles, Skive, Stringtown, Other Voices, & More Raw Material – an anthology inspired by Alan Sillitoe (Lucifer Press, 2015). Brett Evans, editor of Prole Magazine (UK), said of Sue’s 2017 short story collection Driving Sharon Crazy: “The characters here...are so flawed that they are perfect. Humanity is what pumps blood through these stories, and these stories are what make Sue Pace one of the most human and exciting writers today.”

Over The Edge is inviting you to the December Over The Edge: Open Reading on Zoom. Thursday, December 16th, 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.