The monthly Over the Edge open reading and open mic night for poetry and prose aficionados is on this evening in Galway City.
The Open Reading takes place at the usual venue of Galway City Library at 6pm, with featured readers Ryan Dennis, Monica Igoe, & Antoinette Lyons.
Antoinette Lyons, from Ennis, has been an avid reader since childhood but only started writing in the last few years, taking poetry and fiction writing classes with Kevin Higgins and Susan Millar DuMars.
Settling in West Clare, Loop Head, the sea, and the area’s soft landscape has found its way into her writing. Antoinette is surprised to be writing a coming of age book about two young boys.
She is still an avid reader. Her five guests at fantasy dinner would be John Banville, Jack Reacher, Enid Blyton, Haruki Murakami and Patti Smith.
Monica Igoe grew up in Wexford, and studied Communications at Dublin City University a long time ago. She lives in Galway with her husband and three sons.
She previously worked as a staff journalist in Dublin, Cork, Galway, and as a freelancer out of Sydney and Galway.
Monica is drawn to the short story format because it allows you inhabit so many different worlds, and just makes life so much more interesting.
Ryan Dennis is the author of the novel The Beasts They Turned Away, published by époque press.
In addition to being a Fulbright with a PhD in creative writing, he is a former writer-in-residence at Maynooth University and has taught at various institutions.
In 2020 he founded The Milk House, an initiative to showcase the work of those writing on rural subjects.
As usual there will be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished, and those interested should give their names to one of the Over The Edge volunteers at Galway City Library before the reading starts.
The evening will also be broadcast live via Over The Edge’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/