The May ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, May 26th, 6.30-8.00pm. The Featured Readers are Paul McVeigh, Una Mannion, & Sandra Coffey. There will as usual be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are especially welcome.
Sandra Coffey is a writer from Athenry, county Galway. She has been published in Crannóg, Honest Ulsterman, Incubator Journal, Silver Apples, Lampeter Review, Galway Review, ROPES and ‘Around the Farm Gate’ a collection of rural stories published by Ballpoint Press, RTE and the Farmer’s Journal. She was longlisted for the 2015 writing.ie Bord Gais Energy Irish Short Story of the Year. She works as a journalist for the Galway Independent. She tweets at @SandraCoffey
Una Mannion teaches Performing Arts in IT Sligo. In March 2016, her poetry was published in the New Irish Writing page in The Irish Times and her fiction was shortlisted for the Cúirt New Writing Prize. She won the Yeats’ Society’s Seamus Heaney Prize and came second place in Dromineer Flash Fiction 2015. She has been shortlisted in the Listowel, Bridport, Fish Memoir and other competitions. She is currently completing an MA in Writing at NUI Galway. She lives in Sligo with her husband and three children.