The final Over the Edge open mic of 2020

Galway Daily arts Over the Edge open mic night on Thursday evening

The final Over the Edge open reading and mic for lovers of poetry and prose will take place next week on Thursday, December 17.

The featured readers for December’s virtual Over the Edge meeting are Paul Jeffcutt, Coirle Mooney, & Nina Oram.

Originally from the UK, Nina Oram lives in Co Roscommon, where she writes Dark Fantasy inspired by mythology, ancient history, and the natural world.

The third book in her YA fantasy trilogy, “The Carrowkeel Series”, was published earlier this month by Edinburgh’s Luna Press Publishing.

She is currently shortlisted for Best Newcomer at the British Fantasy Awards 2020 for the first book in said trilogy “The Joining”.

Nina has also had stories published in “The Ogham Stone”, Metamorphose in the US, and “Horla”, an online horror magazine in the UK.

Coirle Mooney grew up in the Burren Perfumery in a house full of fragrant books and now lives in Kinvara.

After completing her MA and PhD in Medieval and Early Modern literature, she began working on a series of historical novels set in Medieval France.

Her debut novel, Keepers of the Dead, is soon to be published by Sapere Books, followed by The Secret Language of Birds.

Coirle wrote her first murder mystery, Donald Duck is Dead, at ten years old, which she read in instalments to her captivated (or captured) classmates.

Paul Jeffcutt lives in the Brontë Country of Co. Down. His new collection, The Skylark’s Call has just recently been published by Dempsey & Windle.

Recently his works have featured in Orbis, Oxford Poetry, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Salzburg Review and more.

December’s Over the Edge open reading next Thursday will take place at the usual time of 6:30-8pm on Zoom.

The featured readers will be followed by an open mic, with new people and material always welcome.

To join in the meeting, go to or use the Meeting ID: 738 901 3549.