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Upcoming Poetry Events – January 2012

Just because it’s the beginning of the year and there might be snow, doesn’t mean it nothing is happening. There are quite a few events, especially at the end of the month.

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(This list may be updated, so please check back. Plus, a few days before each event, there will be a more detailed posting about the event. If you want to stay abreast of all the events, why not subscribe to The Just Poets’ blog. Just scroll down until you see Email Subscription on your left, type in your email address, and click Sign me up! Every time there is a new post, you will be emailed, and you’ll never miss an event again! Or you can just follow us on Twitter @JustPoets. Just scroll down on the left, click The Just Poets Tweets, then on the Twitter page click +Follow.)

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Saturday, January 7 at 1:30 p.m. – The Just Poets monthly meeting at St. John Fisher College  in the  COP conference room on the second floor of the Campus Center.


Tuesday, January 10 at 7:30 p.m. —  The Genesee Reading Series, with impresario Wanda Schubmehl, features Cathryn Smith and Tony Leuzzi . The Genesee Reading Series continues its 31st year at Writers & Books, located at 740 University Avenue.


Thursday, January 12 at 7:00 p.m. – Ann C. Putnam will be the featured reader at the monthly the Just Poets Reading Series hosted by David Michael Nixon. The reading will be held in the upstairs Community Room at the Pittsford Barnes & Noble. It will be followed by an open mic. Bring a poem or two to read and share with your fellow poets and other readers.


Wednesday, January 18 at 4 p.m – John Roche and Vincent F.A. Golphin read at Shop One 2, Global Village, RIT.


Saturday, January 21 at 3-5 p.m – Def Meets Deaf Poetry Jam IV at Lovin’ Cup Bistro, Park Point, Jefferson Road, Henrietta. Hosted by Eddie Swayze and John Roche. ASL poets include Susan Smith, Vicki Nordquist, Matt Schwartz, Luane Davis Haggerty, Eddie Swayze, and several NTID Theatre students. Other poets include Wanda Schubmehl, Catherine Faurot, Danielle Smith, Paulette Swartzfager, Vincent F.A. Golphin, Lori Nolasco, Chan McKenzie, Nicolas Eckerson, Grace Flores, and John Roche. (Just Poets members are in bold.)


Monday, January 23 – Expressions of King’s Legacy Celebration at RIT’s Gordon Field House

  • 12:05–12:25 p.m. – Performance by Garth Fagan Dance.
  • 12:30–12:45 p.m. – Performance by poet Joshua Bennett.
  • 12:50–1:35 p.m. – Keynote Address by Cornel West.


Tuesday, January 24 at 4 p.m. – Lucille Clifton Tribute at RIT’s Fireside Lounge, Student Alumni Union, with a number of students, faculty, and area poets reading Lucille’s poems.


Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. – Tom Holmes book release reading for Poems for an Empty Church (Palettes & Quills, 2011) at Writers & Books. To order Tom’s book, click Poems for an Empty Church. Writers & Books is located at 740 University Avenue.


Friday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. –  Rob Carney (from Utah) and Tom Holmes at RIT Liberal Arts Faculty Commons (06-1251), right across from the Wallace Library. Rob Carney’s most recent book is Story Problems (Somondoco Press, 2011).  To order it, click Story Problems. Tom Holmes most recent book is Poems for an Empty Church (Palettes & Quills). To order it click Poems for an Empty Church.


Saturday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. – Rob Carney (from Utah) and Sean Thomas Dougherty at A Different Path Gallery on 27 Market Street in Brockport. Rob Carney’s most recent book is Story Problems (Somondoco Press, 2011).  To order it, click Story Problems. Sean Thomas Dougherty’s newest book is Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line (BOA, 2010).


Sunday, January 29 at 4 p.m. – Tom Holmes and Donna Marbach at Books, Etc. in Macedon. Tom Holmes most recent book is Poems for an Empty Church (Palettes & Quills). To order it click Poems for an Empty Church. Books, Etc. is located at 78 West Main St., Macedon, NY 14502.



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