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Ron Bailey and Vincent F. A. Golphin Reading (10-4-11)

On Tuesday, October 4 at 8:00 p.m. Ron Bailey and Vincent F. A. Golphin will read at the reading series at the Little Theatre Cafe, which is located on 240 East Ave. in Rochester. Steven Huff will host this event, which is sponsored by Writers & Books.

Ron Bailey began writing in 11th grade, when his teacher, Jerry Berrigan [one of the three anti-war Berrigan Brothers], a public school English teacher, pushed him into it. His work has appeared in many smaller press publications, including R.I.T Press, Women’s Way Press, The Red Wheelbarrow, Le Mot Juste, Foothills, The BOAhemian, Hazmat, Aurorean, and Cadillac Cicatrix. His strongest draw is to the power and cycles of Nature, along with snapshots of interesting common people. He loves the strong image and music of the work, along with the magic of the unusual. Every once in awhile it all comes together.

Vincent F. A. Golphin writes and lives in Western, New York. He is assistant professor in the Department of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology. With a doctorate in Creative Writing and Literary and Cultural Studies, he often teaches Creative Writing, African-American Literature, Literature and Religion and a wide range of other Literary and Cultural Studies courses. His latest work is 10 Stories Down (FootHills Publishing), poems inspired by two, six-month stays in China. In 2007, he edited When Pluto Was A Planet: The Golphin Chronicles, a collection of short stories by RIT students, and Tales of a Summer, a brief volume of nonfiction by Rochester area high school students. His first book, Life and Other Things I Know: Poems, Essays and Short Stories, was published in 1999. Throughout the past eight years the list expanded to include: African American Children’s Stories: A Treasury of Tradition and Pride, Grandma Loves You: My First Treasury, African American Stories: My First Treasury, Like A Dry Land: A Soul’s Journey through the Middle East, and contributions to Take Two, They’re Small, an anthology of poems, memoir, essay and fiction on food.

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