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Genesee Reading Series (1-10-12)

Start your new literary year with a terrific Genesee Reading Series program featuring Cathryn Smith and Tony Leuzzi.  Resolve to give yourself the gift of an evening in the presence of great writers and great writing!

Writers & Books

The Genesee Reading Series, with impresario Wanda Schubmehl, continues to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Writers & Books with a program featuring Cathryn Smith and Tony Leuzzi.

Cathryn SmithCathryn Smith was born and raised just outside New York City, went to the University of New Hampshire for her BA and MA degrees, and has lived in Rochester for the past 21 years. Her publications include many poems in small magazines as well as a memoir, The Glory Walk: A Memoir, about her father’s death from Alzheimer’s disease. Currently she is working on another creative nonfiction project, Finding Jezebel, about her search for a boat owned by her family some 35 years ago. Cathryn is also the chair of the English/Philosophy department at MCC, where she has taught for 19 years.

Tony LeuzziTony Leuzzi teaches writing and literature at Monroe Community College. He is also the author of three books of poems: Tongue-Tied and Singing (FootHills Publishing, 2004), Radiant Losses (New Sins Press, 2010); and Fake Book (forthcoming from Anything Anymore Anywhere Press in 2012). Eclectic, intelligent, and passionate, his poetry has earned good notices from both mainstream and experimental writers alike. BOA Editions will release his book of interviews with 20 American poets in fall 2012.

The Genesee Reading Series will be held at Writers & Books, located at 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607, on Tuesday, January 10, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for members and $6 for the general public.

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