AT The Edge, Cavan Welcomes Three New Poets to Town





AT The Edge, Cavan Tuesday 30 August, 6.30pm, Johnston Library


AT The Edge, Cavan features three very different poets this month on Tuesday 30 August: Breda Wall Ryan, Colin Dardis and Marie Cadden. The reading takes place in the Johnston Library, Farnham St. Cavan at 6.30pm. As usual, there will be an open-mic after the readings. Everyone is very welcome.


Breda Wall Ryan has an M. Phil in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin. Widely published, she is a previous winner of iYeats Poetry Competition, Poets Meet Painters, Dromineer Poetry Competition, Over the Edge New Writer of the Year and The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize. She has received an Individual Artist Bursary from Wicklow Arts and was selected for Poetry Ireland Introductions Series 2014.  A long-time resident Cork, she grew up in rural Co. Waterford and now lives in Bray, Co Wicklow. Her debut collection In a Hare’s Eye (Doire Press 2015) was awarded the Shine/Strong Award for a first collection of Poetry.


Colin Dardis is a poet, editor, freelance arts facilitator, creative writing tutor and mental health advocate, based in Belfast. He is one of Eyewear Publishing's Best New British and Irish Poets 2016, and currently an ACES (Artists Career Enhancement Scheme) '15-16 recipient from Arts Council Northern Ireland. Colin is also the founder of Poetry NI and online editor for Lagan Press. His work has been published widely throughout Ireland, the UK and USA. He has been a previous winner of the Glebe House Harmony Trust poetry competition 2015, Fun Palaces #WriteScience Poetry Competition 2015, and the Edit Red Writers' Choice Award for Poetry 2006.


Marie Cadden, Co-Editor of Skylight 47 poetry paper and winner of Cuirt 2011 New Writing Prize for Poetry, will read from her recent debut collection Gynaecologist in the Jacuzzi. (Salmon). Marie's poems have been widely published in journals and anthologies, placed/shortlisted for various awards - incuding Fish, Cork Literary Review/Bradshaw Books, Over the Edge, Desmond O'Grady, Francis Ledwidge and Westport Arts Festival prizes.  Her poetry has been translated into French for the website Poemes Galway-Lorient and anthologised in the recent publication Even the Daybreak: 35 years of Salmon.  She lives in Spiddal, Co. Galway.


“I love organising the AT The Edge, Cavan readings. I get to meet interesting poets and have a really good time! I’m really looking forward to this,” said Kate Ennals, co-ordinator of the event, “it’s an eclectic mix of poetry we’ll be listening to!”


Note to Editors:

AT The Edge, Cavan is funded by Cavan Arts Office. Three chosen published poets/writers read from their work for fifteen minutes and the evening ends with an open mic where local people can read their own writing. Kate Ennals is the curator. Further information: 0863737847

Date and time:

30 August 2016 from 18:30 to 20:00


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