3.30 – 8.30pm
Over the Edge is holding two open mics, one for writers, and the other for poets, with prizes for the best readers. The open-mic for fiction starts at 3.30pm. Participants should bring along two pages of a story to read. The fiction event will include a special guest reading from Ken Bruen, who will also judge prose on the night.
The open-mic for poets starts at 5.45pm. Participants should bring along two poems to read. For the poetry section the featured readers and h=judges are Louise G, Cole and Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi. The evening will be MC’d by Kevin Higgins and both open mics will also feature readings of long-listed stories and poems on the Over the Edge New Writer of the Year longlist, sponsored by Kenny’s Bookshop.