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Genesee Reading Series at Writers & Books

February’s installment of this highly-respected series features two more vibrant voices from the Rochester literary community. Here are the particulars:

Tuesday, February 12, 7:30 pm at Writers & Books

$3 members – $6 public

Curated by Wanda Schubmehl


Chuck Lyons and David Yockel, Jr.

Chuck Lyons is Rochester native and a graduate of St. John Fisher College. He retired from a career editing community newspapers in Wayne and Livingston counties and is now able to devote himself full time to freelance writing, something he has done for over thirty years. Lyons has over 100 publications, mostly non-fiction magazine articles, but sprinkled with short stories, memoir, and haiku, that have appeared in national and international periodicals. He has won numerous newspaper awards and was the 2009 winner of the Harryman Dorsey Prize for “an outstanding article on Colonial American History” and the 2001 first place winner in the Lake Affect short story contest. He is also an amateur woodworker and produces sets and props for local theater groups, and an avid traveler who has visited forty-seven of the fifty states, Mexico, and the UK. He lives in Brighton with his wife Brenda and a beagle named “Gus.”

David Yockel is is a poet and freelance writer living and working in Rochester, NY. He received his M.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from The College at Brockport in 2011. He is a consistent contributor to City Newspaper ’s music section and his poems have appeared in a number of literary journals across the country, including The Snail Mail Review, the Kerf, Trajectory, Third Wednesday, and Common Ground Review. David recently accepted an adjunct position at R.I.T where he currently works as a consultant in the university’s writing center. He is also the Secretary/Treasurer for Rochester’s award-winning literary society Just Poets. Despite his budding literary and academic careers, David would give it all up to be a rock star.

So come support some Rochester writers!!!!


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