A POLITICALLY charged Over The Edge reading will place on the day that may - or may not, there is the Benn Act - see Boris Johnson crash the UK out of the EU without a deal.
Eoin Ó Murchú, Jerry Fitzpatrick, and Martin Hayes will read at the Galway City Library on Thursday October 31 at 6.30pm. The event will also see the winners of the 2019 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition announced.
Ó Murchú was the political editor of Raidió na Gaeltachta for nearly 20 years and, more recently, a panellist on Tonight With Vincent Browne. Currently a columnist with Tuairisc, Ó Murchú was, for many years, an activist in first the Republican Movement and then the Communist party. He has been a strong advocate of socialism and of opposition to the European Union.
In the 1970s, Fitzpatrick was national secretary of the Anti-Nazi League and an initiator of the hugely successful, and iconic, Rock Against Racism, for which he was carnivals organiser. Later, he took Rock Against Racism bands to Belfast during the hunger strikes to Rock the H Blocks. He was a former parliamentary officer for British Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell.
Hayes is the author of four books of poetry: Letting Loose The Hounds (2001 ), When We Were Almost Like Men (2015 ), The Things Our Hands Once Stood For and Roar! (both 2018 ).
There will be an open-mic after the featured readers. The MC will be Susan Millar DuMars. Admission is free and all are welcome.