The first Over The Edge Open Reading after the summer break takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday August 27, from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. The featured readers are Jessica Traynor, Matt Flesk, and Aoife Reilly.
Aoife Reilly works as a psychotherapist and teacher and has been attending Kevin Higgins’s poetry workshops at Galway Arts Centre since autumn 2013. Her poetry has been published in Crannóg, Skylight 47, on the Poethead website, and in a variety of other poetry magazines.
Matt Flesk is a retired school teacher and has completed a number of creative writing classes with Susan Millar DuMars, including her advanced fiction writing class. Matt was short-listed for 2014 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year.
Jessica Traynor is literary reader at the Abbey Theatre and a creative writing teacher. She has published poems in a variety of magazines, journals, and anthologies. Liffey Swim, Jessica’s debut collection of poems, was published last year and shortlisted for the Shine/Strong Award for best first collection by an Irish poet.
There will be an open-mic after the featured readers and new readers are always welcome. The evening will also see the announcement of the list for this year’s 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 or visit http://overtheedgeliteraryevents.blogspot.com.