Over the Edge Open Reading as part of Gort’s I Will Arise and Go Now Festival
As part of the ‘I Will Arise and Go Now’ Festival, which is taking place in Gort to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats, Gort Library is facilitating a special Yeats Commemorative Over The Edge: Open Reading.
Featured Readers are Susan Lindsay, Christopher Meehan & Marion Cox; each of the Featured Readers will begin by reading their favourite WB Yeats poem and MC for the event, Kevin Higgins, will also read his favourite Yeats poem.
There will be an open-mic everyone who has a poem, or page or two of a story, they’d like to read is most welcome to participate.
Marion Cox lives in County Galway where she runs a HR and Management advisory service. With a passion for words and literature, she found herself inexplicably rising in the ranks of international business and has worked at senior executive level in multinationals in the US and Europe. Having somewhat recovered, she organises the Lady Gregory Autumn Gathering at Coole Park and takes poetry classes with Kevin Higgins. Marion’s prose and poetry has been published in The Healing Pen, Writing for Wellbeing (Patricia McAdoo), The Citroen Quarterly (North America) and Irish Left Review. Last year, she was a featured reader with the Galway Girls at An Béal Binn, Erris Festival of Words, Belmullet. Marion was a Featured Reader at the December 2014 Over The Edge: Open Reading in Galway City Library.
Christopher Meehan is originally from Kilkee in County Clare but has been living in Kinvara, Co. Galway since 2008. Christopher holds a B.A. degree in Heritage Studies and was awarded a Master of Science degree in 2007 for research conducted on the wildfowl populations of the Western Lakes. It is this interest in nature, landscape, Irish heritage and our interaction with these elements that strongly influences his writing. He has attended creative writing classes and workshops run by Susan DuMars in Galway and has published papers based on his ornithological work. Christopher has been short-listed a number of times in the Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition. He was a Featured Reader at the December 2011 Over The Edge: Open Reading in Galway City Library.
Susan Lindsay second collection of poetry Fear Knot was published by Doire Press in 2013. She was a founding co-editor of Skylight 47, ‘possibly Ireland’s most interesting poetry publication’ and has been member of Skylight Poets writers’ workshop and the poetry reading group at Oranmore library. She facilitates conversations mediated by poetry and she read for the 2011 Poetry Ireland Introductions Series. Susan was a Featured Reader at the March 2006 Over The Edge: Open Reading in Galway City Library.