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Thurs.  Oct. 18: 7:00 pm:  Writers and Books.  Poetry Reading by Lynn Ciesielski and Kitty Jospé, followed by wine & cheese. $3 for members, $4 for general public.

Fri, Oct. 19, 7 pm: Sonja Livingston, speaking on memoir writing and reading from her award-winning book, Ghostbread. Phelps Arts Center, 15 Church St, Phelps, NY. Free

Sat. Oct. 20, 1-4 pm: Memoir Writing workshop by Sonja Livingston. Phelps Arts Center, 15 Church St, Phelps, NY:  Free.  Part of Word as Art Books’ and Authors’ Festival


Saturday, October 20: Annual Just Poets Retreat at the Gell Center, Bristol Hills, Naples, NY. We’re going to keep this one simple, with coffee hour 9-10, then short presentations on Adrienne Rich and Lucille Clifton, followed by poetry exercises, lunch, and afternoon open mic.   $10 for Just Poets members. We’ll supply donuts, coffee, and other beverages. Please bring a dish to pass. RSVP John Roche at brooksidepoet@yahoo.com.

Sun, Oct. 21, 2 pm: Poetry Reading by Ron Bailey, Kitty Jospé, Karla Merrifield, and Patricia Roth Schwartz.  Free.

These events are part of the “Word As Art:” Authors and Book Festival sponsored by The Phelps Arts Center, 15 Church St., Phelps, NY, and produced by Patricia Roth Schwartz.These 3 events funded by Poets & Writers, Inc, through NYSCA.

Wednesday, October 24, 4-5:30 pm: Reading Room of the Campus Center, SAU, RIT: 3rd annual Editors’ Round Table. Panelists include Molly Cort (Managing Editor of RIT’s Cary Press); Robert Glick, Assistant Professor of English, RIT, and Fiction Editor for Verso (Amsterdam); Selma (Sebby) Wilson Jacobson, Lecturer in English, RIT, and longtime Democrat & Chronicle Features Editor; and Karen Van Meenen, Lecturer in English, RIT and Editor of Afterimage (Visual Studies Workshop’s photography journal), as well as editor of several publications for Writers & Books’ Big Pencil Press. Free and open to the public

Mon, Oct 22,  7 pm: Reading of Just Poet Anthology Le Mot Juste 2012 at Liftbridge Books, 45 Main St. Brockport, NY, 14420.


Wed, Oct. 24, 8 pm:  SUNY Brockport Writers’ Forum:  Bruce Smith

Poet & Essayist. The New York Room, Cooper Hall, SUNY Brockport, Brockport, NY

http://www.brockport.edu/about/maps/directions.html  Free.


Saturday, October 27, 7-11 pm: Just Poets member, Cindy Blair’s book release party celebrating her book “Whispers to my heart: Emerging from the depths with God”. Gallery one Fine Arts 2575 E. Henrietta Road Rochester , NY.



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