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Upcoming Readings


Bob McDonough & Maril Nowak will read their wonderful poetry. A sign-up list will be available for folks who want to read during the open mic.

On Sunday, November 9, Just Poets member Anita Augesen will read with Carol McMahon at Books Etc. on rt. 31 (the main street) in MACEDON at 4 p.m. This is a beautiful, intimate space where poetry is not only read but discussed. If you have an opportunity, GO! You’ll love it!

Next Tuesday, November 11, Just Poets member Katherine DaCosta and her son Kenyatta DaCosta will present their work at the Genesee Reading Series, 7:30 p.m. (come at 7 for refreshments) at Writers & Books, 740 University Ave in Rochester. $3 for members, $6 for the public.

Katherine DaCosta: a pen and a ream of paper and she is entertained and involved for life. Her work has been published in a variety of magazines and papers including about…time, Essence,The NY Times, The Christian Science Monitor and the now laid-to-archives Upstate and Times Union. She has read at Writers and Books and spoken at Unity Church of Greater Rochester. Her work has been anthologized in two volumes of Le Mot Juste; last year her poem “Holding Pattern” was given special mention by Eve Hanninen (editor, The Centrifugal Eye) who judged the Janus Award. Katherine is an avid private journalist, with more than thirty volumes completed. Reading with her son will be a treat.

Kenyatta DaCosta was born in Pittsburgh but grew up in the Rochester area. While he was involved with the arts in high school, academically he was drawn to the sciences. In college he majored in mathematics partially to minimize the number of written assignments he would face before graduation. After graduation he experienced much angst, partially because he was trying to figure out what life was all about and how best to live it. He wanted the answer “now”, or at least within the week. It was during that time that he enjoyed regular appearances at a local open mic comedy night. Often, the material did not produce any laughs from the audience, but it felt good to create and perform. Later, Kenyatta came across alternative views and information not usually mentioned in mainstream sources. Some of this information he wanted to share, and he soon realized that the written word can be a very useful medium. He believes that art can not only convey ideas, but also heal.


One Response

  1. This is the Barnes & Nobel in Pittsford correct?

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