THE OVER The Edge: Open Reading series returns to the Galway City Library on Thursday August 30 at 6.30pm with writers Leeanne Quinn, Pat Finnegan, and Adedotun Adekeye.
Pat Finnegan is professor emeritus, NUI Galway, and a retired consultant physician. His book The case of the Craughwell Prisoners during the Land War in Co Galway, 1879–85 tells the story of how, at the height of the Land War in 1881, a dispute over land led to the shooting dead of a young man called Peter Doherty near Craughwell, and resulted in the conviction of two innocent men -- Patrick Finnegan (the author’s grandfather ) and Michael Muldowney.
Adedotun Adekeye is from Nigeria and has been living in Galway for a number of years. He is a polyglot and a trained translator. He is currently working on two books: one of collection of poetry, the other a prose work. This is his first major reading of his work.
Leeanne Quinn was born in Drogheda. In 2008 she was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series. In 2010 she was the recipient of an Arts Council Bursary Award. Her poems have been published in The Irish Times and Crannóg. Before You, her debut collection of poetry, was published by Dedalus Press in February.
The evening will also see the announcement of the short list for this year’s Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition.
There will be an open-mic after the featured readers have finished. New readers are welcome. The MC for the evening will be Kevin Higgins. For further details phone 087 - 6431748.