Galway will be a busy place towards the end of this week. Thursday sees the February Over The Edge: Open Reading with Alvy Carragher, Kate Ennals and myself.
The evening also included the announcement of details of 2014 Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition.That's on Thursday at 6:30pm in the Galway City Library.
Then Friday sees the Launch of issue 35 of Crannóg magazine and the 2014 Wordsonthewaves Anthology (WOW!), 6.30 pm to 8.30pm in The Crane Bar (upstairs), Sea Rd., Galway.
This will include readings of fiction and poetry and the presentation of WOW! Awards by Mr James Harrold, Galway City Arts Officer. I'm delighted to have a poem included in this issue of Crannóg and hope to attend.
Crannóg will be on sale @ €6. WOW! Anthology will be on sale @ €10.
I notice that Charlie Byrne's Bookshop is hosting its annual Japanese – Irish poetry evening, also on Friday 28 February at 8pm. This year world renowned Tanka poet Hisa Kagawa will be joined by Nicki Griffin, winner of the 2010 Over the Edge New Writing Prize, who published her debut collection with Salmon Poetry in 2013.