Over The Edge Cúirt showcase

Jeremy Lutrell Howarth, Daniel McBrearty, John D Kelly, Jessamine O'Connor, Shannon Savvas

THE 14TH annual New Writing Showcase, hosted by the Over The Edge: Open Readings, will take place in the Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday April 10 at 11am, as part of the Cúirt Festival of International Literature.

There will be five readers at the showcase: Jeremy Lutrell Howarth is a novelist and poet, and the winner of the poetry category in this year’s Cúirt New Writing Prize. Daniel McBrearty's poetry has been published in A New Ulster, and his fiction won the Ulster Male category in Hot Press's Write Here Write Now Competition.

Fermanagh's John D Kelly was awarded joint Silver in the International Dermot Healy Poetry Competition in 2015 and 2014, and who won first prize in the Hungry Hill Poets Meet Painters 2014.

Jessamine O'Connor facilitates The Hermit Collective arts troupe, The Wrong Side Of The Tracks Writers, and the Ballaghaderreen branch of Failte Isteach conversational English classes. She won the iYeats, the Francis Ledwidge, and the Poetry Ireland Butlers Café poetry competitions.

The flash fiction and short stories of New Zealand's Shannon Savvas have been published online in journals in New Zealand and the United States. She won the 2017 Reflex Fiction Winter competition and the fiction category winner in the 2019 Cuirt New Writing Prize.

The MC will be Susan Millar DuMars. Admission is free and all are welcome.


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