Closing date looms for writers’ competition

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 6 is the closing date for the 2014 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition.

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Primrose Leary is back

Thu, Jul 24, 2014

Deirdre Sullivan

THE THIRD and final instalment in the Primrose Leary trilogy of books, prIMPERFECT, will be launched next month.

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Prose, verse and music at The Poetry Sessions

Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Emily Cullen

STORIES, POEMS, and music will be on display at the Galway Fringe Festival’s The Poetry Sessions, which run throughout this week.

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Street Spectacle to invade Galway

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Look out for the pink aliens when The Invasion lands in Galway

The streets of Galway will be invaded by the colourful and the bizarre with dancing lobsters, pink aliens, architecturally-aware red balls, and giant mechanical dragons, as the Galway International Arts Festival’s Street Spectacle acts take residence this month.

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Galway Festival Radio on Flirt FM

Thu, Jul 10, 2014

GALWAY FESTIVAL Radio is Flirt FM’s major coverage of the festival season in Galway city and coverage starts on Monday.

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Safe Sex & Unprotected Poetry

Thu, Jul 03, 2014

CR Avery.

SAFE SEX & Unprotected Poetry is where music, poetry, performance, comedy, and songwriting collide, as well as featuring a man Tom Waits said is “blowing my mind.”

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Ted Hughes - the Galway connection

Thu, Jul 03, 2014

Ted Hughes.

TED HUGHES, the English poet regarded as one of the greatest of the post-war era, will be celebrated at an event in County Galway.

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A summer evening of poetry

Thu, Jul 03, 2014

The poet Eamon Grennan.

THE POET Eamon Grennan will give a rare public reading of his work at the Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering in the Galway City Library.

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It’s all happening at the Colours Fringe Festival

Thu, Jul 03, 2014

THE JULY festival season was ushered in this week by the Colours Fringe Festival which features events taking place across the city until Tuesday 8.

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Celebrate the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh

Thu, Jun 26, 2014

POET, NOVELIST, songwriter, journalist - Patrick Kavanagh - was born 110 years ago in Monaghan, and his life and works will be celebrated at two events in Galway city.

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Westide Library to host Galway’s biggest open-mic

Thu, Jun 26, 2014

Over The Edge organisers Susan Millar DuMars and Kevin Higgins. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

GALWAY’S BIGGEST open-mic for prose writers and poets will take place in the Westside Library, Seamus Quirke Road, on Wednesday July 9 from 6pm to 8pm.

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Over The Edge reading

Thu, Jun 19, 2014

Celeste Augé

THREE AMERICANS, a Canadian, and two Irish people will read at the Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering in the Galway City Library, Thursday June 26 at 6.30pm.

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‘Thought provoking’ - arts festival’s First Thought Talks

Thu, Jun 12, 2014

Nicholas Hytner in rehearsal. Photo:- Ivan Kyncl

THE HEALTH of the nation is a dominant theme at this year’s Galway International Arts Festival’s First Thought talks series, which features public interviews with three leading doctors.

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Public lectures on Yeats and Joyce

Thu, Jun 12, 2014

JAMES JOYCE the playwright and the writers who influenced WB Yeats will be the subject of two public lectures from Prof Brian Arkins.

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Advanced fiction writing classes

Thu, Jun 12, 2014

AN ADVANCED class for people serious about writing short or long fiction with Galway writer Susan Millar DuMars takes place in September.

The classes take place on Fridays, starting September 19, from 2pm to 4pm, and runs for eight weeks. The maximum number students is five and classes will be held at 3 Carbry Road, Newcastle.

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Seventeen writers to read in a library

Thu, Jun 05, 2014

Award winning writer Martin Dyar.

AWARD WINNING writer Martin Dyar, Alan McMonagle, Pete Mullineaux, and Susan Lindsay will be among the writers reading at an event in the Westside Library.

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Over The Edge writing competition seeks entries

Thu, May 29, 2014

THE 2014 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition is seeking entries and is open to poets and fiction writers worldwide.

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Martin Dyar shortlisted for major award

Thu, May 22, 2014

WEST OF Ireland poet and NUI Galway graduate Martin Dyar, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Listowel Writers Week Pigott Poetry Prize.

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Over The Edge reading

Thu, May 22, 2014

AN IRISHWOMAN, an Italian, and a Canadian will read at Over The Edge in the Galway City Library on Thursday May 29 at 6.30pm.

Dimitra Xidous is originally from Ottawa, Canada, but now lives in Dublin. She was a finalist in the 2014 Malahat Review Open Season Awards, and her debut poetry collection, Keeping Bees, was published recently by Doire Press.

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Public interview with Jimmy McGovern

Thu, May 15, 2014

JIMMY MCGOVERN, the screenwriter for Cracker, Hillsborough, and The Lakes, is coming to Galway to take part in a public interview about his life and work.

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