Friday, September 14, 2012

GALWAY: September Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering

Friday, September 14th, 2012, 8pm, FREE

Galway Arts Centre,
47 Dominick Street

September Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering
The September Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering presents readings by visiting Australian poets Andy Kissane, Alex Skovron and Alison Wong. There will also be a reading by The Tuesday Knights, a group of poets and writers who regularly meet up in Galway to read, discuss, dissect and review poetry. 

Andy Kissane is third-generation Irish-Australian and his people come from (and remain in) Kerry. He has published three books of poetry, Facing the Moon (1993), Every Night They Dance (2000) and Out to Lunch (2009) . His first novel was Under the Same Sun (Sceptre, 2000) and he has a new book of short stories The Swarm (2012). He has been awarded a number of grants and won or been placed in many poetry competitions.

Alex Skovron was born in Poland, lived briefly in Israel, and emigrated to Australia in 1958, aged nine.  Multi-award-winning, he has five collections to date: The Rearrangement (1988), Sleeve Notes (1992), Infinite City (1999), The Man and the Map (2003); and Autographs (2008).  He has also published a prose novella, The Poet (2005). A number of his short stories have appeared in print. His New & Selected Poems is due in 2012.

Alison Wong is a third-generation Chinese-New Zealand novelist and poet, now an Australian Resident living in Geelong Australia. Her first novel, As the Earth Turns Silver, was shortlisted for the prestigious 2010 Australian Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and was longlisted for the 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Award. It won the 2009 Janet Frame Award for Fiction and the 2010 New Zealand Post Book Award for Fiction. Her poetry collection Cup, was shortlisted for many awards.

The Tuesday Knights are a group of poets and writers who meet up in Galway on Tuesdays to read, discuss, dissect and review poetry. The group members are Ruth Quinlan, Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin, Breege Wardein, Stephen Byrne, Anne Irwin, Dave Donovan and Bernie Ashe. The Tuesday Knights are currently putting together an anthology of their work, titled ‘Wayward Tuesdays’.

For further information contact 087-6431748.

Over The Edge acknowledges the ongoing generous financial support of the Arts Council and Galway City Council.

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