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POETRY

Highlighting emerging talent in poetry and fiction, The New Writing Showcase features readers and winners from the popular Over the Edge Literary Series in Galway and the 2018 Cúirt New Writing Prize. This event is a firm favourite amongst Cúirt audiences, and one not to be missed. Winners of the 2018 Cúirt New Writing Prize (Poetry: Eoin Hegarty & Short Story: Eimear O’Callaghan) will join the showcase line-up to read their winning entries.

Fiction writer Dara Ó Foghlú graduated from the Writing MA in NUI Galway in 2008. He has published his fiction in ROPES and in three collections of short stories with The Atlantis Collective. He has been a freelance editor for seven years, and has recently returned from Vietnam where he was editing state propaganda for the Communists. Dara was a Featured Reader at the September 2017 Over The Edge: Open Reading.

Poet Vinny Steed’s poems have featured in the Galway Review, Headstuff, Skylight 47, Crannóg and Into the Void. He has been long listed for the Over The Edge New Writer of The Year competition and short listed for the 2016 Doolin poetry competition. One of his poems was nominated by Into the Void for the Pushcart Prize. Vinny was a Featured Reader at the January 2017 Over The Edge: Open Reading.

Paul Denby has been in Galway since 2005, having previously lived in England and Germany. He studied Mathematics and Economics, and works as a Software Engineer. Paul participates in poetry workshops at Galway Arts Centre and was shortlisted for the 2017 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Competition. Paul was a Featured Reader at the September 2017 Over The Edge: Open Reading.