Friday, June 8, 2018

Summer 2018 Newsletter


Words on the Verge 
We had a great time with writer Leslie C. Youngblood.She shared some beautiful writing and lots of wisdom about the writing and publishing process.  Thank you Leslie! You can meet Leslie at the upcoming Ladder Literary Conference .
Support Words on the Verge
Words on the Verge now has a Patreon page! It is easier than ever to support the work we do. Our initial goal is $500 by August 31st.  Every little bit helps, so make apledge today.
Community News
Upcoming Book Launch: Saturday, June 23, 2 - 3:30pm
Mystery Gifts by Denise Thompson-Slaughter
Before Your Quiet Eyes Bookstore

439 Monroe Avenue, Rochester

Denise Thompson-Slaughter celebrates the publication of her novella, Mystery Gifts, a “cozy” mystery set on the beautiful shores of Nova Scotia. This is a FREE event.
Join Stacey Freed, Robin Flanigan, Hinda Mandell, Erica Bryant, Maria Brandt , and Words on the Verge host, Christine Green on June 14th at 7pm at the Genesee Brewery. This is a FREE event sponsored by Writers & Books.
~Words on the Verge is taking the summer off. Keep an eye out for upcoming information about our fall readings.~
 
Join us in thanking our sponsors including Kelly Myers, Aromantium, Katherine Weston & A Different Path Gallery, and In God's Love Reiki. If you would like to help support Words on the Verge email us at chrissygreenny@gmail.com or call (585) 395-9833.
All events are from 5-7pm at A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St., Brockport, NY 14420.
Light refreshments served.

FREE

Thursday, May 3, 2018

May 2018 Newsletter

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Words on the Verge 
It was an honor to host the Straw Mat Writers last week at Words on the Verge. Thank you for sharing your words, your process, and your friendship.
Leslie C. Youngblood Reads on June 2
Leslie C. Youngblood received an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A former assistant professor of creative writing at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, she has lectured at Mississippi State University, UNC-Greensboro, and the University of Ghana at Legon. She began her undergraduate degree at Morris Brown College and completed her bachelor's at Georgia State University. After graduation, she served as a columnist and assistant editor for Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine.

She’s been awarded a host of writing honors including a 2014 Yaddo's Elizabeth Ames Residency, the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Prize, a Hurston Wright Fellowship, and the Room of Her Own Foundation’s 2009 Orlando Short Story Prize. She received funding to attend the Norman Mailer Writers’ Colony in 2011. Her short story, “Poor Girls’ Palace,” was published in the winter 2009 edition of the Indiana Review, as well as Kwelijournal, 2014.

In 2010 she won the Go On Girl! Book Club Aspiring Writer Award. In 2016 she landed a two-book publishing deal with Disney-Hyperion for her middle-grade novel, Love Like Sky, which publishes Nov 6, 2018.   She occasionally teaches fiction classes at one of Rochester's literary centers, Writers & Books. 

Born in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and raised in Rochester, New York, she’s fortunate to have a family of natural storytellers and a circle of supportive and family and friends.  

 
Literary Community News
 Listen to Your Mother 2018
  
Listen To Your Mother (LTYM) is coming back to Rochester for a one-night only show on May 12th at 7:30pm at the Lyric Theater. This will be the fourth year that LTYM will present local writers reading stories about motherhood. All proceeds from the event with benefit The Society for the Protection and Care of Children. This year’s show is produced and directed by Sally Bittner Bonn, Corrie Spike Carter, and Monica Gebell. LTYM 2018 is presented by Roc the Mic. Purchase tickets at rocthemic.org.


Visit Roc the Mic Productions to buy tickets and for more information.
Don't miss Michael Benson's important reading on May 6th in Chili! Learn more about one of Rochester's most infamous unsolved crimes and talk to the author of Devil at Genesee Junction.
Join us in thanking our sponsors including Kelly Myers, Aromantium, Katherine Weston & A Different Path Gallery, and In God's Love Reiki. If you would like to help support Words on the Verge email us at chrissygreenny@gmail.com or call (585) 395-9833.
All events are from 5-7pm at A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St., Brockport, NY 14420.
Light refreshments served.

FREE
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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

March 2018 Newsletter

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Words on the Verge 
We had a great turnout on February 24th for our Open Mic! Thanks for sharing your work with Words on the Verge.
The Straw Mat Writers read on April 28th
 
Straw Mat is a group of four English Professors who challenge and inspire each other to write and to workshop original works that will ultimately compete in the public space of the publishing world. Their works, as varied as their membership, include poetry, non-fiction, fiction, art profiles, literary criticism, and drama. As a group, they have won numerous awards, including two pushcart nominations and a notable mention in the Best Essays. They have published nationally and internationally in academic and literary journals and anthologies such as The Atlantic, The Chattahoochee Review, American Transcendental Quarterly, Arts and Letters, and Feminist Formations. They have also produced short and long plays with local and national companies. 

 
Literary Community News
Upcoming reading: Sunday, March 25, 4 -6 pm
Books, Etc. bookstore on Main St. in Macedon NY

Featuring  poets:  Karen Faris, Jennifer Maloney, and Patricia Roth Schwartz followed by Open Mic.

Contact Pat Schwartz for more info: fireflypoet@sage-thyme.com                                   
Don't miss Michael Benson's important reading on May 6th in Chili! Learn more about one of Rochester's most infamous unsolved crimes and talk to the author ofDevil at Genesee Junction.
Story Contest & Anthology

Lilac City Rochester Writers is excited to announce that submissions will soon open for thier 2018 Short Story Contest and Anthology.

 Do you have a short story of 500 to 2500 words? This is the place to submit it. The top stories will win a cash prize and the best 25 will be published in an anthology.

Come for the cash prize, stay to get your story published.

Visit Lilac City Rochester Writers for more info.
Writer's Group Announcement

Wed., March 7th from 6:30 to 8PM at the Lift Bridge Book Store on Main Street in Brockport

"We ask people to just bring something they wrote. They can read it, or just sit and listen. If they choose, there will be a gentle critique."

Contact wrightfine1@juno.com for more info.


 
Community News


Aromatium is celebrating Women's History Month with a dynamic series of free talks and workshops throughout March. Check out their extensive list of events HERE.

Upcoming Classes & Workshops

Christine Green will host a 4 hour (10am-2pm) writing retreat for women on April 14. Aromantium Spa 5 Market St., Brockport, NY 14420

Deepen your writing practice with meditations, prompts, quiet time, and discussion. Only 2 spaces left so register soon. Lunch is included with your registration.


Join us in thanking our sponsors including Kelly Myers, Aromantium, Katherine Weston & A Different Path Gallery, and In God's Love Reiki. If you would like to help support Words on the Verge email us at chrissygreenny@gmail.com or call (585) 395-9833.
All events are from 5-7pm at A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St., Brockport, NY 14420.
Light refreshments served.

FREE