Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Over the Edge & North Beach Nights: Back after the Summer Break!


The popular ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ series returns to Galway City
Library after the Summer break on Thursday, August 30th 6.30-8.00pm. The
Featured Readers are Tom Lavelle, Margaret Faherty & Alan Jude Moore. The
reading is sponsored by Poetry Ireland.

Tom Lavelle lives in Galway and works as the finance director of a
manufacturing company. He began writing poetry quite recently, having
attended workshops in the Galway Arts Centre. His work has appeared in West
47 online and The Cuirt Annual. He lives in Galway.

Margaret Faherty has published short stories in literary journals and
magazines; she was an award winner for both short fiction and poetry at the
Moore Literary Festival. Her work has featured on BBC Radio 4 and on RTE’s
Sunday Miscellany and Living Word. She has also been published in the DIVAS!
anthology. She lives in Galway.

Alan Jude Moore’s poetry has been widely published in Ireland, Europe and
the USA. His fiction has twice been short-listed for the Hennessy Literary
Award. His first collection of poetry, Black State Cars, was published by
Salmon Poetry in 2004. A selection of poems from Black State Cars was
published last year in translation by the Moscow literary journal, Novaya
Junost. He currently lives in Dublin.

There will be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New
readers are always welcome.

The evening will also see the announcement of the winner of the Over The
Edge New Writer of The Year competition. The MC for the evening will be
Susan Millar DuMars. For further details phone 087-6431748.


ALSO THIS THURSDAY 23RD AUGUST: North Beach Poetry Nights

presents Perciphone Petticoat on Thursday 23rd August at 9pm at BK's
Winebar, Spanish Parade, Galway

Perciphone Petticoat theatrical poetry performer, writer, singer songwriter,
musician, is a fresh and entertaining face in the world of performance
poetry and entertainment. She uses enchanting lines, beguiling and palatable
- weaving their way in and out of the cold hard truths being projected. From
surrealism to social dysfunction - sexuality to empathy, fairytales to
self-harm, Perciphone Petticoat often flirts on a rather risqué edge.
However, pertinent subjects delivered graphically, are skillfully tempered,
allowing ideas that would otherwise be unpalatable to be considered.

Her performance sites can be found at

Her music can be found at http://www.myspace.com/perciphone.

Also The North Beach Poetry Nights' 2 - Round Slam

Poets wishing to enter the Slam are requested to bring along 2 poems, max. 3
minutes each.The winner of the Slam receives a bottle of red wine courtesy
of BK's Winebar and automatically goes forward to the North Beach Poetry
Nights' Grand Slam on December 22nd. The prize for the winner of the Grand
Slam is publication of a collection of the winner's poetry.

Thursday 23rd August 9 pm, BK's Winebar, Spanish Parade, Galway. Admission 5

Information: John Walsh @ 091-593290 or johnwa@iolfree.ie

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