Monday, 26 January 2009

New Scottish Writer of the Year

Claire Askew, a poet whose poem 'Clearance' will appear in the next issue of Moloch, has been nominated for New Scottish Writer of the Year 2009 for her work with Read This, One Night Stanzas and her own writing.  

The awards are decided by public vote, so do go to the site and show her your support!! 

Claire Askew's work has appeared in Poetry NewsPoetry Scotland and The Edinburgh Review, among others, and was recently selected to appear in The Scottish Poetry Library's 20 Best Scottish Poems of 2008 anthology.  Her first collection, The Mermaid and the Sailors, is due from Red Squirrel Press in summer 2009.  Claire is the Editor in Chief of Read This Magazine, and also runs Read This Press and the writing advice blog One Night Stanzas.  She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.  

Read some of her poems here 

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Free Art Friday, January the 23rd

If you've missed the boat on handing in Free Art Friday it's not too late to take part!  Simply print out this label and stick it on the back of your artwork (Label Link) and hang it up in Dublin somewhere.  You should include your details on the Label so whoever finds it can email you!

Or if you simply want to find a treasure to brighten your home to make sure you go into town on Friday and see if you stumple upon some artwork!

One of the artists featured in last months issue is taking part; Will St Ledger is not new to the idea of giving away artwork, in a recent exhibition he encouraged his guests to attempt to steal his work from the gallery, those that were successful were allowed to keep the artwork.

Writers For Peace

Poetry Ireland in association with Trócaire and Amnesty International have organised a reading of some of Ireland’s best writers, reading in response to the situation in Gaza. Each writer will read for 5-7 minutes at this non-partisan event.


Confirmed readers include Anne Enright, John F. Deane, Eiléan Ni Chuilleanáin, Colm Toibin, Susan McKay, Hugo Hamilton, Éilís Dhuibhne, Lia Mills, Macdara Woods, Ronit Lentin, Peter Sirr and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.


Venue: St Anne's Church, Dawson St. D2 Time: 6.30pm (sharp) - 8.30pm 
T: 01 4789974 

Monday, 12 January 2009

Over The Edge: Sixth Anniversary Reading with Tom French, Lisa Frank & Áine Tierney

Over The Edge Celebrates Sixth Birthday with Reading by Tom French


The first ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ of 2009 takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, January 22nd, 6.30-8.00pm. The Featured Readers are Lisa FrankÁine Tierney & Tom French. This is a very special occasion as it is now exactly six years since Over The Edge was born in Galway City Library in January 2003.

Lisa Frank was born and raised in Los Angeles, but spent most of the past ten years in the Pacific Northwest before moving toIreland in December, 2006. In 2005 she received her MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. She has had work published in American literary journals, as well as an essay published in a university textbook on writing, and was awarded 2nd and 3rd place in Bad Kitty Films 2000 Short Screenplay competition. She currently works as a freelance editor.

Áine Tierney is from Rosmore, Co. Tipperary. She is a secondary school English teacher and has an MA in Writing from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her writing has appeared in various magazines and newspapers. She recently had a short story published in the Silverfish anthology, which was funded by South Tipperary County Council’s Per Cent for Art Scheme.  She is currently redrafting her first novel.

Tom French is a graduate of NUI Galway and the University of Limerick. His first collection of poems Touching the Bones(Gallery Press) was awarded a Forward Prize for Best First collection in 2002. In 2001 he read at the Cúirt Literature Festival. Recent poems of his have been published in . His second collection The Blood Line is nearing completion. He lives with his family in county Meath where he works for the library service. 

There will be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are always most welcome. The MC for the evening will be Susan Millar DuMars. For further details phone 087-6431748.

Over The Edge acknowledges the ongoing generous financial support of Galway City Council & The Arts Council.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Under a Different Light by Daire Lynch

The solo art exhibition of Daire Lynch, an artist we all love here at Moloch, will open in Galway next Monday. 

The exhibition with feature varying mediums:- Watercolour, Oils and Photography, hence the title -Under a Different Light.  Daire's art has been featured in the first two issues of Moloch, we were particularly drawn to his work as he posses a combination of imagination and skill that makes his art all that more interesting.  You can see some of his work online at

So if you're in Galway in the next two months do check it out!!!