Saturday, 26 August 2017

AT The Edge, Cavan

Tuesday 29 August 2017, 6.30pm
Johnston Library, Cavan

Another super night for the lucky people in Cavan or close by. Get to the library!

AT The Edge, Cavan on Tuesday 29 August, 6.30pm in the Johnston Library. There will be an open mic following the readings. All welcome. Organised by Kate Ennals.

AT the Edge, Cavan, funded by Cavan Arts Office, curates three literary evenings a year. Three poets or writers are invited to come and read their work for fifteen minutes and the readings are followed by an Open Mic Session. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Lisa Frank writes stories. Lisa Frank was born and raised in Los Angeles but lived in the Pacific Northwest for several years before moving to Ireland in 2007. She won second place in the 2016 Francis MacManus Award and was a joint-winner of the 2015 Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair competition. She is also the editor of Galway Stories, featuring many of Ireland’s best fiction writers, including Kevin Barry, Mary Costello, Mike McCormack and Nuala Ní Chonchúir. Having taught creative writing in a variety of settings, including a mens’ prison, she now lives in Connemara with her partner and is co-director of Doire Press.

Maurice Devitt writes poems. He was runner-up in The Interpreter’s House Poetry Competition in 2017, and winner of the Trocaire/Poetry Ireland Competition in 2015. Maurice has been placed or shortlisted in the Patrick Kavanagh Award, Listowel Collection competition, Over the Edge New Writer Competition, Cuirt New Writing Award, Cork Literary Review  and the Doire Press International Chapbook Competition. He has had poems published in Ireland, England, Scotland, the US, Mexico, Romania, India and Australia, runs the Irish Centre for Poetry Studies site and is a founder member of the Hibernian Writers  Group.

Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the Irish spoken word scene.  His poetry videos have amassed over 1 million views online, including ‘My Ireland’, a short poetry film commissioned by St. Patrick’s Festival.  Stephen has performed extensively at top venues and events such as Electric Picnic, Other Voices, the National Concert Hall, the Abbey Theatre (Noble Call), Vicar Street (alongside Oscar winner Glen Hansard), the London Palladium, the Oscar Wilde Awards (LA), Glastonbury Festival and George Town Literary Festival (ML).  Arlen House publishes his debut collection, Fear Not, with a launch due in Autumn 2017.

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