THE AUGUST Over The Edge Open Reading session takes place in Galway City Library, St Augustine Street, Galway on Thursday August 26 from 6.30pm until 8pm.
The featured readers are Sarah Clancy, Aron Costello and Patrick Cotter and the reading is sponsored by Poetry Ireland.
Sarah Clancy is from Salthill, she is a participant in the Galway Arts Centre Poetry Workshops facilitated by Kevin Higgins. This year Sarah was shortlisted in both the poetry section of the WOW awards 2010, and the Listowel Writers Week Collection of Poetry Competition 2010. Her poems feature in the soon to be launched publication of work by participants in the advanced poetry workshop at Galway Arts Centre.
Aron Costello was born in Tuam in 1975. A fan of the Horror/Thriller genre, he is currently finishing his fifth and sixth novels, and has been longlisted in the Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition.
Patrick Cotter was born in Cork in 1963. In 1984 he was shortlisted for a Hennessy Award. Cotter was runner-up in the Patrick Kavanagh award in 1988. He currently directs the Munster Literature Centre. Patrick’s first full-length collection of poems, Perplexed Skin, was published by Arlen House in 2008. Making Music followed in 2009.
There will be an open-mic when the Featured Readers have finished. This is open to anyone who has a poem or story to share. New readers are always especially welcome. The MC for the evening will be Susan Millar DuMars. For further details phone 087-6431748 or see our website overtheedgeliteraryevents.blogspot.com