Over the Edge finally returns to Galway Library

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Over the Edge Open Reading audience in 2019.

After years of monthly zoom meetings, Over the Edge is welcoming lovers of the written word back to Galway City Library.

The May Over the Edge open reading will take place in the library on Thursday evening at the earlier time of 6pm, with an open mic after the night’s featured readers.

Those who can’t make it can still join in with the proceedings via Zoom, including the open mic, which is not being thrown out in a fit of post-pandemic delirious ecstasy.

The featured readers this evening will be Morag Anderson, Sinead Mears, & Caoimhe May.

Caoimhe May is a teenage writer, spoken word artist and performer in Galway.

She is an avid activist who focuses on issues such as eating disorder recovery, sex positivity, and self love.

Caoimhe’s writing has been published in Vox Galvia, Skylight 47 and elsewhere, and she is a published children’s author.

Sinead Mears has always had a love for language, as seen in the national writing competition she won at just 12 years old.

She stumbled upon a Spoken Word group in Debarra’s pub in Clonakilty, Co Cork at aged 17 and partook in their Open Mics from then on.

Since coming to Galway to further her writing studies, Sinead has read her work at poetry readings here, and had a poem published in the Galway Advertiser’s Vox Galvia creative writing page.

Morag Anderson is a Scottish poet based in Highland Perthshire, Scotland. Her debut chapbook, Sin Is Due to Open in a Room Above Kitty’s explores human connections—concealed violence, love, and everything in between.

Her poetry appears in Finished CreaturesGutterPopshot QuarterlySkylight 47The Broken Spine Arts Collective, and The Scotsman as well as several anthologies, including Best Scottish Poems 2021.

Morag as placed in the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition 2021, the Edwin Morgan Trust Competition 2021, shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Prize 2021, and won Over the Edge New Poet 2018.

Those interested in taking the open mic after the readers should give their names to Kevin Higgins at Galway City Library before the reading starts at 6pm.

Those who wish to read remotely should text 087-6431748 in the half hour before the reading starts.