Wednesday, December 16, 2009

GALWAY: December Over The Edge

Thursday, December 17th, 2009, 6.30pm-8pm
Galway City Library,
St. Augustine Street,

Featured Readers are Gerry Galvin, Liam Duffy and Conor Mark Kavanagh.

Gerry Galvin is a native of Drumcollogher, Co. Limerick, now living in Oughterard. He is a chef and former restaurateur and the author of bestselling cookbooks The Drimcong Food Affair and Everyday Gourmet. His fiction and poetry have been published at home and abroad in publications such as The Scotsman, The Cape Argus, Hibernia, Crannóg, The Cork Examiner and Ouroboros. He was a 2009 Short Fiction prizewinner in the Fish Publishing competition. His first collection of poetry is forthcoming from Doire Press, Spring 2010.

Liam Duffy is from Galway but is currently attending university in Finland. His poems have appeared in The Shop, Revival and many more. He was also editor of NUI Galway's writers’ society magazine The Sharp Review. Earlier this year, Liam was chosen to take part in a series of summer readings organised in Dublin by The Stinging Fly literary magazine. He recently completed the Advanced Poetry Workshop at Galway Arts Centre and his work features in the group’s highly successful publication Lady Gregory’s Townhouse.

Conor Mark Kavanagh is a poet and RTE News reporter. His first break into journalism was an exclusive interview with the subject of Yeats’ Prayer For My Daughter, Anne Yeats, on the 50th anniversary of the great poet’s death. He has worked as a reporter on The Arts Show and been invited back to the show some years later to read his own poem Homecoming. He is also a singer-songwriter and has co-written album tracks with Eurovision Song Contest winner, Charlie Mc Gettigan.

There will be an open-mic when the Featured Readers have finished. This is open to anyone who has a poem or story to share. New readers are always especially 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 and The Arts Council

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