OVER THE Edge is holding two special Culture Night open-mics - one for fiction writers, the other for poets - with prizes for the best readers, at Kenny's Bookshop and Gallery in Liosbán Retail Park on Friday September 22.
All are welcome to attend, especially those who have a story or poem to share. The open-mic for fiction writers starts at 3.30pm. Participants should bring two pages of a story to read. The reading will include a guest appearance from Kevin Doyle, winner of the 2016 Michael McLaverty Short Story Award, who will be reading from his recently published short story collection Do You Like Oranges?
The open-mic for poets starts at 5.45pm. Participants should bring two poems to read. The reading will include guest appearances from Australian poets Catherine Bateson and Jane Williams. The MC for both events is Kevin Higgins. There will readings from those long-listed for the 2017 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition, for which Kenny’s is one of the sponsors.