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Upcoming Poetry Events – February 2012

The poetry season is picking up in February, and here a bunch of the poetry events that will occur in the Rochester area in February.

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Saturday, February 4 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. Open to members and prospective members. Kitty Jospe will give an overview of the recent Quincouplets experiment, followed by Larry Berger and John Roche discussing the question, “What Is Outlaw Poetry?” And, of course, workshops to follow, so bring copies of a poem to share.


Thursday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. – Ron Bailey will be the featured reader at the Just Poets Open Mic at  Pittsford Barnes & Noble, which is hosted by David Michael Nixon.  An Open Mic will follow. This even is free and open to the public. Ron Bailey has had poetry published in HazMat Review, Red Wheelbarrow, and several other magazines.  His poetry chapbook, green fire, was published by Bell’s Letters & Books in 2004.  Ron says he started writing in high school and hasn’t figured it out yet.  His fans are glad he’s come this far.


Friday, February 10, (and most Fridays) at 8:00 a.m. – The Art and Philosophy Collision meets at the Twelve Corners’ Panera Bread. David White and Joe Thomson are the principals, all welcome.  This event is free and open to the public as the group continues to plan its 2012 program, “Committed to Abstraction in Poetry, Painting and All the Arts.”


Tuesday, February 14, at 7:30 p.m. – The Genesee Reading Series, with impresario Wanda Schubmehl, continues to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Writers & Books with a program featuring Bill Pruit and Dwain Wilder. Writers & Books is located at 740 University Avenue.


Wednesday, February 15 at 7 p.m. – Thee official launch party for Dwain Wilder‘s and Karla Linn Merrifield‘s Liberty’s Vigil: The Occupy Anthology. It will be held at the Universalist Church downtown on South Clinton Ave., right across the street from the Occupy Rochester encampment.


Wednesday, February 22 at 8:00 p.m. – Steve Fellner and M. J. Iuppa will be the featured reader’s at SUNY Brockport’s The Writers Forum, which is celebrating its 47th season. For more information, please visit The Writer’s Forum schedule.


Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 – Wanda Schumbehl will be reading from her recent collection of poems, Schroedinger’s Cat, at A Different Path Galley, located at 27 Market Street in Brockport, NY.



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