Over The Edge Writers' Gathering

WRITERS FROM Ireland, Britain, and Australia will gather in Café 8 in the Galway City Museum tomorrow at 8pm for an Over The Edge reading.

Niall McDevitt is an Irish poet based in London. He has worked as an actor/ musician in Neil Oram’s 24-hour play The Warp, Ken Campbell’s Pidgin Macbeth, and John ‘Crow’ Constable’s The Southwark Mysteries.

Niall was also a regular on the late John Peel’s Home Truths radio show. His poetry collection ‘b/w’ was published this year by Waterloo Press. Fans of his poetry include Patti Smith and John Cooper Clarke.

Geoff Page is an Australian poet who has published 18 collections of poetry as well as two novels, and four verse novels. He has won several awards, including the Queensland Premier’s Prize for Poetry and the 2001 Patrick White Literary Award.

Dubliner Jean O’Brien has published three collections of poetry, The Shadow Keeper (1997 ), Dangerous Dresses (2005 ), and Lovely Legs (2009 ). She holds creative writing classes in Mountjoy and Limerick prisons.

James Byrne is the editor and co-founder of The Wolf poetry magazine. His collections include Passages Of Time and Blood/Sugar. In 2008 he won the Treci Trg poetry prize in Serbia.

The reading will also see the launch of Behind The Masks, a collection of work by participants from the Galway Arts Centre’s advanced poetry workshop , co-edited by Marie Cadden, Denise Garvey, Nicki Griffin, and Tom Lavelle.

Admission is free and all are welcome.


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