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July 2012

don’t miss Tuesday, July 10, Genesee Readers at 7:30:  Writers and Books

Carol McMahon was born in Syracuse, and, while in second grade there, wrote one of her first poems, “My Dog Chip.”  She enjoyed creative writing classes in high school, but studied Theatre Arts and Education in college.  She has introduced young people to poetry through teaching at Writers and Books and as a middle school English and Social Studies teacher in the Williamson Central School District.  Her work has been published in HazMat Literary Review, Lake Affect Magazine, and Blue Collar Review.   A chapbook, On Any Given Day, was published by FootHills Publishing.  Carol has three children.


David Jolkovski was born in the Bronx during the Depression; he received his BA from Columbia College in 1954.  He and Marie, his wife of 59 years, have three grown children and two grandsons.  In the 1950s David served his compulsory two years in the Army, six months of which were spent in Salzburg, Austria, where Marie joined him.  During the 1960s the whole family moved to the Netherlands for three years; David managed sales training and promotion for an international firm.  They returned to the US in 1972.  David established a small firm to sell self-adhesive materials.  He retired in 2002.  His poems have appeared in Upcountry; Desperate Act; Fan, a Baseball Literary Magazine; Gleam; HazMat Literary Review; and ByLine.


 Thursday, July 12:  Just Poets Open mic with Ed Scutt as featured reader; Barnes and Noble, Pittsford Plaza starting at 7 pm.


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