Saturday, March 13, 2010

Boyne Readings and Open Mic

Next Boyne Reading and Open Mic event is on next Thursday March 18, at 8pm.

The featured readers will be Ross Hattaway and Oran Ryan, both published by the Seven Towers Agency, Dublin.

Ross Hattaway is a Dublin based poet who was raised in New Zealand. He has lived in Ireland since 1989.

He is a regular reader at the Last Wednesday and Chapter and Verse series in Dublin and other readings include Poetry Ireland, Between the Lines (Belfast), the Saturn Series in New York City, the Live Poets' Society in Sydney and the Poetry Spring Festival in Lithuania.

His work has appeared in New Zealand, Australia, Lithuania and Ireland, including Poezijos Pavasaris 2008, Poetry Australia, Census and Writings. His first book of poetry, The Gentle Art of Rotting, was published by Seven Towers in 2006.

Oran Ryan is a novelist, poet, playwright and screen writer from Dublin. He has been writing full time for 10 years during which time he has completed a number of novels, of which The Death of Finn was the first to be published. Oran's second novel to be published was Ten Short Novels by Arthur Kruger.

Oran has had a number of short stories, poems and literary critical articles (concerning William Burroughs and Marcel Proust). A third novel (One Inch Punch) and fourth novel Shelvin have been completed. Oran is currently working on a series of plays (Refrigerator, Hard Core Pawn and Don Quixote Gets Promoted), two film scripts (Portraits, Normal Man Running) and his fifth novel (New Order from Zero). In 2008, Oran was awarded an Arts Council Bursary Award for his current work in progress New Order from Zero.

In addition to The Death of Finn , Seven Towers has also published Oran's second novel Ten Short Novels by Arthur Kruger.

The Boyne Readings take place in the Village Hall, Knightsbridge Village Complex, Longwood Road, Trim at 8pm. All welcome.

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