I had a fantastic time taking part in the July Over the Edge Writers’ Gathering in Galway City Library on Thursday. I was in great company alongside Doire Press writers Paul O’Reilly and Eamon Carr; wordsonthestreet writers Lorne Patterson and John Fogarty; and poet Mary Madec. I enjoyed each of the readings and the cúpla scoops afterwards, and I now have a bunch of new reading material that I’m looking forward to getting stuck into.
This was a special reading for me as Galway is my second home. I lived there for about 8 years in total and it’s the setting for my novel Skin, Paper, Stone. I used to attend the Over the Edge events a fair bit. In fact, the first time I ever read my work in public was at one of their open mics back in 2008. It’s great to see these events still going strong. It’s testament to the time, care and energy that Kevin Higgins and Susan Millar DuMars put into organising them.(Thanks to John from Doire Press for sending me on the photos.)