Duration 60 Mins

Emerging writers selected from the Over the Edge Literary Series and Skylight 47/ Open Window will share their new work, alongside the 2024 winners of the annual Cúirt New Writing Prize. 

We’re delighted to share some of the finest emerging writers at work this year, so don’t miss the chance to encounter some new names as they break onto the scene. This year’s new writers include selected writers from the Over the Edge Literary Series and Skylight 47: Mia Vance, Gráinne Condron and Tadhg Carey, as well as the winners of the annual Cúirt New Writing Prize: Emily Iseult Duggan(fiction), Hannah Ní Chonghaile (Irish language) and Lucy Holme (poetry).

Our MC for the Showcase is Susan Millar DuMars.

With special thanks to Susan Millar DuMars at Over the Edge, Ruth Quinlan and Bernie Crawford from Skylight 47 and to our judges for the 2024 Cúirt New Writing Prize, Elaine Feeney, Sara Baume and Doireann ní Ghríofa

In association with Over the Edge and Skylight 47


2024 New Writing Prize Winners

Is scríbhneoir ó Iarthar Chorcaí í Hannah Ní Chonghaile atá ag cur fúithi i gCorca Dhuibhne. Scríobhann sí idir ghearrscéalta agus splancscéalta agus chomh maith scríobhann sí go rialta don iris Nós.
Hannah Ní Chonghaile is a writer from West Cork who lives in the West Kerry Gaeltacht. She writes short stories and flash fiction and regularly contributes to the magazine Nós.
Comment from JudgeTá goimh ar an ngaoth a shéideann tríd an sceal seo, mar a chruthaítear an t-uafás teannais don phríomhphearsa, teannas a mheadaítear diaidh ar ndiaidh i dtreo buaicphointe a thagann aniar aduaidh ar an léitheoir. Scéal ana-chorraitheach go deo, a léiríonn ábaltacht, stíl agus bua scríbhneoireachta an údar chumasaighg seo.
Lucy Holme is a poet, PhD candidate and mother who lives in Cork. Her work has appeared in PN Review, PIR, The Stinging Fly, The London Magazine, Poetry Wales, Banshee, The Pig’s Back and Southword amongst others. She was shortlisted for The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2023 and was also a runner up in the Southword Subscriber’s poetry competition, Southword Literary Essay Competition and Red Line Book Festival Poetry Competition 2023. She was a finalist for this year’s Fool For Poetry Chapbook Competition from Munster Literature Centre. Her debut chapbook, Temporary Stasis (Broken Sleep 2022) was shortlisted for The Patrick Kavanagh Award and a collection of essays is forthcoming from Broken Sleep Books in Autumn 2024. She is the co-editor of Cork-based journal The Four Faced Liar.
Comment from Judge – I thought it was off kilter and fun, smart and also full of loneliness and isolation, and it really grabbed me
Emily Iseult Duggan lives in Donegal, where she writes, cooks and makes art. In 2021, she self-published ‘The Eaters’, an art-book in collaboration with survivors of the Direct Provision system. Since 2021, she has worked with Jennie Moran in her long-term art project ‘Luncheonette’, creating sculptural food and hospitality encounters through the alchemy of placemaking. Her short stories have been published in An Capall Dorcha and Sans. Press anthologies, and she participated in the 2023 Stinging Fly Summer School. She is Channel Magazine’s 2024 intern.
Comment from Judge – A piece full of elegantly composed feeling that speaks very movingly to this particular moment in time and collective consciousness.

Over the Edge / Skylight 47 Emerging Writers

Originally from Oregon, Mia Vance earned an MA in Writing at the University of Galway in 2023. Mia’s poetry explores the relationships between home and migration, landscape and lineage, lore and language, politics and place. Her poems have appeared in the pages of Unbound Journal, the 2022 Verseweavers anthology, issue 17 of Skylight 47, and the Samhain issue of Aimsir Press magazine. Mia has performed at the Big Foot Poetry Slam, Over the Edge Open Mic, Lime Square Poetry Open Mic, the Oil Slick events, and Poetic Pints at The Old 55 here in Galway, where she lives with her husband and son.
Gráinne Condron is a poet and writer based in Dublin. Her work has been published under the New Isles Press, the London Magazine, and the Brendan Kennelly Cup. She attended the Cúirt International Festival of Literature 2023 as a Young Writer Delegate. Her work traverses topics from climate anxiety to Irish heritage and queer joy.
Tadhg Carey, from Athlone, starting writing during the Covid pandemic. His work has since appeared in Skylight 47, The Stony Thursday Book, Honest Ulsterman and Southword (forthcoming), among others.
Event Location

The Mick Lally Theatre

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Access Statements Cúirt
The auditorium, bar and foyer are step free with accessible toilet
facilities. There is one accessible parking space on Middle Street
outside the Cornstore, and three spaces on Saint Augustine
Street opposite Galway City Library, five minutes from the venue.
There is no Loop system. HEPA filter will be in use