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Tuesday, August 13th – Genesee Reading Series

This month’s installment of the Genesee Reading Series at Writers & Books features two Just Poets members! So, come on out and support Priya and Bart!

GENESEE READING SERIES

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Writers and Books

7:30 pm

$3 members; $6 public

Come at 7PM to share light refreshments and socialize before the program.

 

Priya Keefe‘s poetry has appeared on a Dublin lampost and in Seattle buses. It is floating around the internet at Hoot, CounterPunch, The Nervous Breakdown, and other sites. Her writing has also been known to slay trees. A recovering shy person, Priya has discovered she loves performing. Her readings include Seattle City Council meetings, the Bumbershoot Festival, and Band of Poets. Priya has been poetry editor and lead cross-genre editor for The Pitkin Review, and a curator for the poetry reading series of the Seattle City council. Her book, Pangea’s Daughter, was an Emergency Press contest finalist, but is still looking for a home.

 

Bart White grew up in Asheville, North Carolina in a family full of storytellers. On long treks through the Smokies, he learned to love the mountains in all seasons. A watercolorist in those days, he attended Washington University in St. Louis on a fine arts scholarship. He studied art and literature in Spain and France, drove a taxi, and was a public high school teacher in New York City before moving to Rochester with his wife, two children and a fox hound. Bart teaches French and Spanish at the Harley School, champions poetry there and at the school’s summer Horizons program. Bart is active in Just Poets and is the newly elected President. With Kitty Jospé, Priya Keefe and Wanda Schubmehl, Bart helped edit the just-published Just Poets’ anthology, Le Mot Juste from FootHills Publishing. With John Roche, he organized “Earth’s Water,” a reading at the Bug Jar to draw attention to the environmental threats of shale oil extraction. With Dwain Wilder, Bart edited Vigil for the Marcellus Shale, 12 Poets Opposing Hydraulic Fracturing, due in November, also from FootHills Publishing. Two collections of Bart’s poems, Elegies and Love’s Labors, are in the works.

 

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