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Genesee Reading Series (7-12-11)

Happy 30th Anniversary, Writers & Books!!!

Writers & Books

Multi-talented Joy Underhill and Bob Shea share the creative side of their writing for the July program. Memoir, poetry, essay, maybe even photography . . . a multitude of treats for you this month!

The Genesee Reading Series, with impresario Wanda Schubmehl, continues to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Writers & Books with a program featuring Joy Underhill and Bob Shea.

Joy UnderhillJoy Underhill is a professional writer who has served academic and business communities for more than two decades. She’s the author of an award-winning technical reference and a humorous dog-training book. Her poetry has appeared in local and regional publications, and she is currently finalizing a series of poems and photographs that examines dementia from a caregiver’s perspective. Joy is a frequent contributor to Life in the Finger Lakes magazine and specialty publications for the Democrat & Chronicle. She makes her home in Farmington with her husband and two nearly grown sons.

Bob SheaBob Shea wrote his first story, “Battle of the Question Marks,” at age 12. The science-fiction piece was published in the literary magazine of his Buffalo, New York, school. Since that beginning, Bob has gone on to earn an MFA in Writing and Literature from Bennington College, majoring in Creative Non-Fiction. Retired from a communications career at Xerox in 2009, Bob is currently a marketing communications consultant, an adjunct professor of communications at RIT, and a board member of Water for Sudan and Garth Fagan Dance. Before Xerox, Bob produced rock concerts, owned and drove a cab, was a social worker, directed a non-profit media center, was a news videographer and editor, and co-founded a video production company. He also performed at “Rochester Phil” as part of a comedy group that opened children’s concerts for the Rochester Philharmonic.

Bob’s essays, feature articles and memoir excerpts have been published in Gannett’s former Upstate Magazine and Michigan State University’s non-fiction journal, Fourth Genre. In March he went on a “writing retreat” to the south of France, revising a book-length memoir and several essays and writing his first short story.

The Genesee Reading Series will be held at Writers & Books, located at 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607, on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for members and $6 for the general public.

Download the PDF flier for more information: Underhill Shea Genesee Reading Series 7-12-11.

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