2020 Over The Edge poetry book showcase

West of Ireland poets to read at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

Emily Cullen. Photo:- Boyd Challenger

Emily Cullen. Photo:- Boyd Challenger

EMILY CULLEN, Jenny Farrell, and Nicola Geddes, will be among those reading at the 2020 Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase, in Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop on Friday February 7 at 6pm.

Others reading at the event will be Anne Walsh Donnelly, Katherine Noone, Patrick Stack, Aoife Reilly, Christine Valters Paintner, Knute Skinner, Susan Millar DuMars, Ruth Quinlan, Lorraine Carey, Kevin Higgins, Rachel Coventry, Liam O’Neill, Art Ó Suilleabháin, Danielle Holian, Mary Melvin Geoghegan. The MCs will be Kate Ennals and Kevin Higgins.

The showcase features poets based in the west of Ireland, who published a new collection of poems during 2019. Each poet will read three poems from his/her collection. There will also be readings from The Children of the Nation: An Anthology of Working People’s Poetry from Contemporary Ireland (edited by Jenny Farrell and Mike Quille ) and Writing Home: The ‘New Irish’ Poets (edited by Pat Boran and Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi ), to which several Galway-based poets contributed.

Admission is free.


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