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James Whorton and Thom Metzger at The Writers Forum (9-14-11)

Novelist James Whorton and novelist, essayist, and poet Thom Metzger will be reading at SUNY Brockport’s Writers Forum on Wednesday, September 14.

Thom MetzgerThom Metzger has lived his entire life in the Burnt Over District of Western New York State. He is the author of three novels, Big Gurl, Shock Totem, and Drowning in Fire; three works of nonfiction: Blood and Volts: Edison, Tesla and the Electric Chair; The Birth of Heroin; and Select Strange and Sacred Sites: The Ziggurat Guide to Western New York; and one book of short fiction and poetry: This is Your Final Warning.

His newest book is Hydrogen, Sleep, and Speed: A Verse Tale of Rommel, Egypt, Angry Gods, Dr. Caligari, and Amphetamines.

James WhartonJim Whorton Jr. is the author of the novels Angela SloanApproximately Heaven, and Frankland. A former Mississippian and former Tennessean, he lives in Rochester with his wife and their daughter.

He teaches writing at SUNY Brockport.


The reading begins a 8:00 p.m. in The New York Room of Cooper Hall.

For directions to SUNY Brockport, click here.



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