EM REAPY, whose debut novel Red Dirt was awarded the 2017 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, will read at the next Over The Edge Writers Gathering in the Galway City Museum.
Elizabeth (EM ) Reapy is originally from Claremorris, County Mayo, and is currently a Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Writer-In-Residence. The Writer’s Gathering Takes place on Thursday July 12 at 6.30pm.
Also reading is Eamonn Wall, author of Junction City: New and Selected Poems 1990-2015, Writing the Irish West: Ecologies and Traditions, and From the Sin-é Café to the Black Hills: Notes on the New Irish. His articles, essays, and poems have been published in The Irish Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and New Hibernia Review.
The other readers are Mary O’Donoghue, Professor of English in Babson College, Massachusetts. Her stories have appeared in Granta, The Irish Times, Stinging Fly, and Dublin Review. Her novel Before The House Burns was published by The Lilliput Press in 2010; and James Finnegan, whose first full collection of poems, Half-Open Door, was published recently by Eyewear Publishing.
Admission is free and all are welcome.