Thursday, June 13, 2013

GALWAY: June Over The Edge Writers' Gathering

Thursday, June 27th, 2013, 6.30pm-8pm, FREE
Galway City Library,
St. August Street,

June Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering presents readings by Deirdre Hines, Anton McCabe,
Lori Desrosiers and Jennifer Wong.

from This Never Happened II
- poems and stories by participants in creative writing workshops at University Hospital Galway
& Unit 5 of Merlin Park University Hospital (edited by Kevin Higgins). The contributors to This Never Happened II are Niamh NĂ­ Ghlaisne, Maeve Tonge,  Dr Oscar De Souza, Louis Hanly, Madeline Moloney, Brendan Duffy,  Fiona Falvey, Flish McCarthy, Bridie Travers and Elizabeth Neville.  

Deirdre Hines was born in Liverpool. She moved to Belfast shortly thereafter, and from there to Letterkenny in Co. Donegal, where she now lives. She has written several plays, of which “Howling Moons, Silent Sons” won the Stewart Parker Award fro Best New Play in 1992. Pigsback Theatre Company produced it. She went on to write “Ghost Acreage at Vixen Tine” for Passion Machine’s Songs of the Reaper Festival in 1994.Other plays include “A Moving Destiny”(1996) produced by Yew Theatre Company and “Dreamframe” produced for Fishamble’s “Y2K” Festival. She was short listed for the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 2010, and won the Listowel Poetry Collection in 2011. Her poetry collection The Language of Coats is recently published by New Island Press.

Anton McCabe is from Omagh, Co Tyrone. He is a freelance journalist who has contributed to a wide variety of print and broadcast outlets, in both English and Irish. He has written extensively on the history of the trade union movement in the north-west of Ireland, and has contributed to a number of books and journals on the subject. He is a member of the Irish Executive Committee of the National Union of Journalists. His non-fiction book The House that Disappeared on Tory Island was published last year by Drumkeen Press.

Lori Desrosiers lives in Massachusetts, USA. He full-length poetry collection, The Philosopher’s Daughter, was published earlier this year by Salmon Poetry.  Her chapbook, "Three Vanities," a chronicle of three generations of women in her family, was published by Pudding House Press in 2009. In 2010, her poem “That Pomegranate Shine” won the Greater Brockton Society for Poetry and the Arts Award for New England Poets. She is the publisher and managing editor of Naugatuck River Review, a journal of narrative poetry. She earned her M.F.A. in Poetry from New England College and teaches English at Westfield State College.

Currently based in London, Jennifer Wong is a Hong Kong-born poet and translator.  Her poems have appeared widely in poetry journals and anthologies, including the Oxfam anthology of Young British Poets by Todd Swift and Kim Lockwood (Cinnamon Press 2012), World Record: An Anthology edited by Neil Astley and Anna Selby (Bloodaxe Books 2012), Prairie Schooner online edition edited by Agnes Lam and Kwame Dawes (summer 2013) and Asian Poetry in English edited by Agnes Lam (Math Paper Press 2013). Jennifer studied English at Oxford and received an MA in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. She was the writer-in-residence at Lingnan University in 2012, and has worked for Magma Poetry. She has participated in Poetry Parnassus London and the Hong Kong Literary Festival 2012. Goldfish, her second poetry collection, is just published by Chameleon Press.

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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