EILEEN BATTERSBY, the chief literary critic of The Irish Times will read at the next Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday May 25 at 6.30pm, along with Kathryn Guille and Chris Connolly.
As well as literature, Battersby has written about classical music, archaeology, historical geography, and architectural history. Four times winner of the Arts Journalist of the Year award, she has also won the Critic of the Year. Her first novel Teethmarks On My Tongue was published last year by Dalkey Archive Press to favourable reviews from The Los Angeles Review of Books and The Huffington Post.
Kathryn Guille is an American writer and choreographer living in Limerick. Her screenplay, Enemy of the Freak State, won the David Dortort Prize for Screenwriting, and her play, Venla and Henry, won the Alice Stark Award for Playwriting. She was an Off-Broadway and regional fight director and actress for more than a decade before moving to Ireland.
In 2016, short stories by Dubliner Chris Connolly won both the RTE Francis McManus Award and the Hennessy Award for Emerging Fiction. He is also the 2016 Over The Edge New Writer of the Year.
There will be an open-mic after the featured readers. New readers are welcome. The MC will be Susan Millar DuMars.