ACTIVIST, JOURNALIST, author, social justice campaigner, and briefly a Stormont MLA, Eamonn McCann has long been an outspoken and independent voice in Irish politics and society.
Eamonn McCann will read at the next Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday, February 22, at 6.30pm. He was one of the original organisers of the Derry Housing Action Committee, which, with the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association, launched the second civil rights march in Northern Ireland on October 5 1968. He writes for the Belfast Telegraph, The Irish Times, The Derry Journal, and Hot Press. His books include War and an Irish Town (1973 ), War and Peace in Northern Ireland (1999 ), and Dear God – The Price of Religion in Ireland (1999 ). He has edited Bloody Sunday: What Really Happened (1992 ) and The Bloody Sunday Inquiry: The Families Speak Out (2005 ).
Also reading are the award winning poet John D Kelly, and Rose Elwood, whose poetry has been published in Poethead, The Rose, A New Ulster, and NY literary magazine. The MC will be Susan Millar DuMars. There will be an open-mic after the featured readers. New readers are welcome. Admission is free.