Culture Night 2011 is upon us, and Galway hosts a variety of events across the city on Friday 23rd, including a night of literature and fun at Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop. Local authors who have been published in the last year will read from their work in the shop, and a great night is in store for all. Space Invaders gallery will celebrate its first year in the Cornstore on the same night, so Middle Street is the place to be on Friday! Vinny Browne will be broadcasting his Arts Show on Galway Bay FM from the shop, capturing the atmosphere and the great readings from the best of the west. Drop in and stay a while – and buy a book or two.
For all the events of the night, please click on the following link.
I simply have to get this out there now considering we have only got four copies of the book; Charlie Byrnes bookshop have “A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years” by Diarmuid McCulloch in hardback for €15. The fact that I am giving away my paperback copy is completely unrelated I might add, but this is a great chance to get the best one-volume history of Christianity for less than half-price, and an opportunity to enjoy the work of one of the best contemporary historians at the very peak of his powers. Give the shop a call or e-mail and we will sort you out!
Last night Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop hosted the announcement of the Over The Edge New Writer Of The Year Longlist. Seventy-five poets and writers of fiction from Ireland and beyond must now wait for the decision of competition judge Elaine Feeney to find out whether they have made the shortlist. The shortlist will be announced in one week’s time, at the August Over The Edge Open Reading at the Galway City Library on Augustine Street on Thursday, August 25th at 6:30pm. Good luck to all!
Sponsored by Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop, Niall Ó Brolcháin, Cllr. Fidelma Healy Eames, and others.
Find out who made the longlist here: http://overtheedgeliteraryevents.blogspot.com.