Over The Edge - the birthday edition

Thu, Jan 14, 2021

IF OVER The Edge were a person, it would now be eligible to vote and legally drink alcohol. This month, the literary reading series celebrates its 18th birthday with readings from Kathryn Slattery, Ciaran O’Rourke, and Stephen McNulty.

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Kevin Higgins' online poetry workshops

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

KEVIN HIGGINS, the acclaimed Galway based poet, will host three online poetry workshops, starting in January, and facilitated by the Galway Arts Centre.

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New Year online creative writing classes

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

IT IS said everyone has a book in them, or perhaps a poem, or a short story. Whichever it may be, if getting it onto paper is your ambition for 2021, then a new series of classes will help.

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The worker's voice in prose

Thu, Dec 17, 2020

“THE COOKS, the cleaners, the porters: unsung heroes on the frontline” was one of the most memorable headlines to appear in an Irish newspaper this year - and perhaps the most pointedly accurate.

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A Wiser Girl – new novel from Moya Roddy

Wed, Dec 09, 2020

IT IS 1975. Second Wave Feminism is in full flow and a young woman, escaping a failed relationship, travels to Italy to make her dream of becoming an artist a reality.

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Cúirt Festival announces 2021 dates

Mon, Dec 07, 2020

GALWAY'S LITERARY festival, the Cúirt International Festival of Literature has announced the dates for its 2021 festival, which will take place between Wednesday April 21 and Sunday 25.

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Fantasy, mediaeval France, and a skylark

Mon, Dec 07, 2020

NINA ORAM, the author of the young adult fiction trilogy, The Carrowkeel Series, will be among the featured readers at next week's Over The Edge: Open Reading.

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A darkly humorous look at surviving 2020

Thu, Nov 26, 2020

COME THE end of the year, the question will not be, "How was 2020 for you?", but rather "How did you get through 2020?" In his new book, Galway poet Kevin Higgins will provide his answer.

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The Stinging Fly - Galway 2020 edition

Thu, Nov 26, 2020

LISA McINERNEY, the acclaimed and award winning author of The Glorious Heresies and The Blood Miracles is the guest editor of a special Galway 2020 edition of The Stinging Fly.

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Doire Press to mark 10th birthday with online reading

Thu, Nov 26, 2020

CONNEMARA BASED publishing company, Doire Press, will mark its 10th birthday with a cross-border/cross-genre reading and panel discussion as part of this weekend's Dublin Book Festival.

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ROPES seeks submissions

Thu, Nov 26, 2020

ROPES, THE annual literary journal from NUI Galway's MA in Publishing and Literature students is seeking submissions for writers and artists.

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New poetry collection from Denis Mockler

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

THE POET and songwriter Denis Mockler will launch his new collection of poems, More Poetry From The Heart Of Galway, with a series of Facebook Live events.

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1981 hunger striker to read at Over The Edge

Thu, Nov 12, 2020

LAURENCE MCKEOWN, who endured 70 days on hunger strike in 1981 in the Maze Prison, and who since become an awarenesses winning writer, will read at the next Over The Edge.

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'I like to layer a story in the same way a painting is constructed'

Thu, Nov 05, 2020

KEVIN PARKER is a literary agent in London, but his is not a glamorous life. Professionally and personally, everything is falling apart around him.

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A near masterpiece of revolutionary intent

Thu, Nov 05, 2020

KARL PARKINSON is a writer many Irish men and women of letters secretly think should not exist. This is partly the snobbery of the well fed, who dominate the deciding echelons of conventional literary taste-making.

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Two mercilessly honest women poets

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

OF LATE, it has been in vogue for male publishers to publish young women poets. Some people think this has something to do with feminism. However, male publishers tend to be less interested in emerging woman poets over 40 – an age when many women, having raised families, begin seriously writing poems.

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Sebastian Barry - live online from Kenny's Bookshop

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

"OUR BOOKSHOPS are the lighthouses for every writerly boat on the ocean. Without them we cannot set sail. They are the little churches and heroic temples of our endeavours."

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Last of Liam O’Flaherty’s banned novels is finally republished

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

LIAM O'FLAHERTY'S banned novel, The Martyr, has just been republished by Nuascéalta, 87 years since its first and only publication in 1933.

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Tariq Ali to read at Over The Edge

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

"THE SERVICE of great kings may carry its own rewards, but the service of truth goes unrewarded and is, for that very reason, worth far more.”

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Life will be different - Rita Ann Higgins' Covid poems

Thu, Oct 01, 2020

ONE OF the most direct and immediate responses to the Covid crisis from any Irish artist, has come from the pen of Galway poet, Rita Ann Higgins.

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E-paper

Read this weeks E-paper. Past editions also available from within this weeks digital copy.

 

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