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3 events not to miss: May 5, 8, 10

May 5th:  Just Poet Meeting, 1:30-4:  St. John Fisher College, Campus Center, COP, 2nd Fl.

David White will speak on Wittgenstein, a not-to-miss source of inspiration to poets, followed by a workshop.  Bring 7-10 copies of a poem if you plan to stay for it.


May 8:  Writers and Books, Genessee Readers, 7:30 pm.

Our May program, featuring Lloyd Milburn and Ruth Kessler, promises a rich and provocative encounter with two remarkable and accomplished writers. This is work that can be most fully appreciated when presented by the authors. You will be talking about this program for a long time to come!


LLOYD MILBURN teaches creative writing and composition at RIT and other colleges. He earned an MA in English (creative thesis) completed under the advisement of poet William Heyen. Lloyd’s Poem Shards was recently accepted by Permafrost Magazine, and Memorial Days in Clackamas Literary Review. His poem Unschooled will be published this spring by Willow Review, and has been named a Willow Review Award recipient for the Spring 2012 issue. As a born musicologist with synasthesia, his lifelong love of music informs his writing. He is completing an album of original music.


RUTH KESSLER lived in Poland and Israel before moving to the US. She has published over 50 poems, and her poetry manuscript has been a finalist in several book contests. She is a recipient of Individual NYSCA grants and Yaddo, MacDowell, VCCA, VSC, and Saltonstall fellowships. Most recently she was a guest poet at the 2012 Women in Music Festival.


May 10:  Just Poets Reading and Open Mic, 7 PM.  Barnes & Nobles, Pittsford.

The featured reader is Elaine Thayer Olsson, former VP of Just Poets.   She is both an avid reader and writer of poetry, is a retired teacher who holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Arizona.  Her short story, “Ashes, Ashes,” won first prize in Magazine’s  1991 contest.  Her poetry has been published in SandScript  and Le Mot Juste.  She is a former vice-president 



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