Wednesday, November 02, 2022

November Over The Edge: Open Reading with Antoinette Lyons, Monica Igoe, & Ryan Dennis

The November ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday,November 17th, 6pm-7.30pm. The Featured Readers are Ryan Dennis, Monica Igoe, & Antoinette Lyons. There will as usual be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are always especially welcome at the open-mic. 


The reading will also be broadcast live via Over The Edge’s Facebook page  

Antoinette Lyons hails from Ennis, Co. Clare. She has been an avid reader since childhood but only started writing in the last few years. Antoinette has completed poetry and fiction writing classes with Kevin Higgins and Susan Millar DuMars. Settling in West Clare,  Loop Head, the sea, and the area’s  soft landscape has found its way into her writing.  Antoinette is surprised to be writing a coming of age book about two young boys. She is still an avid reader.  Her five guests at fantasy dinner would be John Banville , Jack Reacher,  Enid Blyton,  Haruki Murakami and Patti Smith.

Monica Igoe grew up in Wexford, and studied Communications at Dublin City University a long time ago.  She lives in Galway with her husband and three sons. She previously worked as a staff journalist in Dublin, Cork, Galway, and as a freelancer out of Sydney and Galway. She is drawn to the short story format because it allows you inhabit so many different worlds, and just makes life so much more interesting.

Ryan Dennis is the author of the novel The Beasts They Turned Away, published by époque press. In addition to being a Fulbright and PhD in creative writing, he is a former writer-in-residence at Maynooth University and has taught at various institutions. In 2020 he founded The Milk House, an initiative to showcase the work of those writing on rural subjects.

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. Those interested in reading at the open-mic should give their names to one of the Over The Edge volunteers at Galway City Library before the reading starts at 6pm.

Over The Edge acknowledges the ongoing generous financial support of Galway City Council, Poetry Ireland & The Arts Council.