EMERGING NEW voices in Irish writing, including Kathryn Guille, winner of the Cúirt New Writing Poetry Prize 2016, and John O’Donnell, winner of the 2016 Cúirt New Writing Fiction Prize, will read at this year's Cúirt literary festival.
Guille and O’Donnell, along with Aoife Reilly, Erin Fornoff, and Michelle Coyne, at the 11th Over The Edge New Writing Showcase. in association with Cúirt this Wednesday [April 20] at 3pm in The Town Hall Theatre.
Kathryn Guille is an American writer and choreographer, now 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 is a founding member of the New York Time’s acclaimed Ateh Theatre Group.
John O’Donnell has won the Irish National Poetry Prize, the Ireland Funds Prize, and the Hennessy Award for Poetry. His fiction has been published in the Sunday Tribune, the Sunday Independent, The Stinging Fly, and online in Books Ireland and The Irish Times. 'Promise', his first short story, was published in 2011 and was broadcast on RTE’s The Book On One. In 2013 his story Shelley won the Hennessy Award for Emerging Fiction.
Also reading are Appalachian born, Dublin-based poet, Erin Fornoff, who has performed her poetry at Glastonbury, Electric Picnic, and other festivals and events across the UK and Ireland. She has been published in The Stinging Fly, Skylight 47, New Planet Cabaret, and Cyphers; Michelle Coyne, who has had short stories published in Ropes, Crannóg, wordlegs, and Silver Apples; Aoife Reilly’s poetry has been published in Crannóg, Skylight 47, on the Poethead website;
The MC will be the poet Susan Millar DuMars. Admission is free of charge. See www.overtheedgeliteraryevents.blogspot.ie