Claire Kilroy Featured Reader & Judge at Over The Edge Fiction Slam

THIS FRIDAY

Claire Kilroy Featured Reader & Judge at Fourth Annual Over The Edge Fiction Slam. After the event’s huge success in the past three years, Over The Edge presents its fourth annual fiction slam with Featured Reader, Claire Kilroy, at Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, Galway on Friday, October 12th, 8pm. Claire Kilroy was born in Dublin in 1973 and educated at Trinity College. She is the author of four novels, All Summer (2004), Tenderwire (2006), All Names Have Been Changed (2009), and, most recently, The Devil I Know, which was published in August by Faber & Faber. She was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 2004. Poetry slams have grown in popularity during the past few years, but now it’s the fiction writers’ turn. The first twelve fiction writers to make it to Galway Arts Centre on the evening of Friday, October 12th and register will be guaranteed a place in the slam. All participating writers should bring two pieces of their own fiction, as there are two rounds. The time limit in both rounds is five minutes. Extracts from longer stories are admissible. Stories do not have to be memorised. The Fiction Slam will be judged by a three person jury made up of two audience members and Claire Kilroy. Three writers will go through to the second round and the prize for the winner is a bottle of wine. There is no entrance fee. All welcome. For further information contact 087-6431748. Over The Edge acknowledges the ongoing generous financial support of the Arts Council and Galway City Council. http://www.overtheedgeliteraryevents.blogspot.com/

AND BEFORE THAT THIS MONDAY

The next North Beach Poetry Nights is on Monday 8th October in The Crane Bar, Sea Road, Galway at 6.30 pm 6.30 pm 6.30 pm. With special guests Lisa Allen and Miceál Kearney, winners of the Connacht Heat of the All-Ireland Poetry Slam. Lisa and Miceál are travelling to The All-Ireland Slam at O’Bheal in Cork on Friday 30 November. Poets wishing to enter the October North Beach Slam need 2 max. three minutes poems. Door: 5/3 Euro Info: john @091/593290

AND THURSDAY WEEK

Special Over The Edge: Open Reading as part of festival of creative writing for people with intellectual disabilities A special Over The Edge: Open Reading as part of the Away with Words festival of creative writing for people with intellectual disabilities will take place on Thursday, October 18th, 6.30-8pm in Galway City Library. All are welcome to attend. Away with Words is an innovative arts project which enables people with intellectual disabilities to explore and develop their creativity through writing. At this year’s Cúirt International Festival, Salmon Poetry launched Jessica Casey and Other Works, a rich collection of stories and poems full of heart, humor and fun – by Away with Words writers. For more about Jessica Casey and Other Works see http://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=257&a=217. The evening will see readings of their work by the Away with Words writers. They will be assisted in presenting their work by their creative writing tutors Mary Madec, Kevin Higgins & Susan Millar DuMars. VENUE: GALWAY CITY LIBRARY 6.30 – 8pm, Thursday, October 18th. FOR FURTHER DETAILS PHONE 087-6431748 or 091-721436. Away with Words warmly acknowledges the support of the Brothers of Charity, Galway City VEC, Galway City Council & The Arts Council.

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