Monday, March 6, 2017

March Newsletter

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March Newsletter 
We offer our sincere thanks to Sejal Shah for reading on February 25th. We are grateful for your words and support.
Writer Annette Daniels Taylor  joins Words on the Verge on March 25th at 5pm.
Daniels Taylor is an award winning playwright, poet, and activist. Using poetry and performance, Annette explores language, sound, and identity, through culture and community experience. Sharing her work on stage, screens, and learning centers she finds great value working with youth at a higher risk of being lost in social and academic systems.

Some of her education partnerships include : Buffalo City Summer School of The Arts; Young Audiences -WNY; Just Buffalo Literary Center; Erie County Youth Detention Center; People Inc; McKinley High School; Buffalo Academy of Performing & Visual Arts; Canisius College YALT program; Gateway Longview; Buffalo & Erie County Public Libraries; Americorps, and Bufalo State College STEM-STEAM program.

Currently an MFA Arthur Schomburg Fellow with the Department of Media Study, SUNY University at Buffalo; a 2016 Pink Door Poetry Fellow; graduate of CUNY, Borough of Manhattan Community College; and SUNY Empire State College.

Thanks to Aromantium for their support of our efforts at Words on the Verge. Please take a moment to check out their gorgeous store. Join them on March 11th, for a kick-off event to celebrate Women's History Month.
Congratulations to Bill Brewer who won a gift certificate for  a Black Button Distilling tour and tasting for him and 20 of his friends!  All proceeds from the raffle will assist Words on the Verge with operating costs. Thank you Black Button!
Our next fundraiser will be a book basket raffle!  Do you have a new book you would like to donate? Contact us at chrissygreenny@gmail.com.
Words on the Verge is now offering workshops!Register here.
Join us in thanking our sponsors including AromantiumLift Bridge Book ShopDream Your Book, 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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Saturday, February 4, 2017

February Newsletter

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February Newsletter 
We offer our sincere thanks to Tokeya Graham & Selena Cochran for reading on January 28th.  It was a magical night & we are so grateful for their powerful writing.
Thanks to aaduna for their support of our efforts at Words on the Verge. Please take a moment to check out their gorgeous literary journal. Join them on March 9th, for a kick-off event to celebrate  their spoken word and open mic program- word, revisited, featuring Michele Jones Galvin.

 
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Karen Faris (poet & aaduna contributor). bill berry, jr.  (aaduna publisher), and Words on the Verge host Christine Green. (Photo by:  Lisa Brennan).
In celebration of VDAY and 1 Billion Rising our host, Christine Green, will join Aromantium proprietor Rosa Davila for a creative storytelling workshop. No experience is needed just a curious heart.

February 11, 630pm Aromantium 5 Market St., Brockport

Please bring a pair of shoes (some of your own or a used pair from the thrift store). Christine will read her lyric essay, “Hair.”
Rosa will treat participants to a dance performance.

For more details please contact Aromantium via FB.

Fee $10
All proceeds will be donated to the Willow Domestic Violence Center of Greater Rochester
Writer Sejal Shah joins Words on the Verge on February 25th at 5pm.
Sejal Shah is an essayist, fiction writer, poet, and teacher. Her work has been nominated for Best American Essays and the Pushcart Prize, and her recent book manuscript was a finalist in 2016 for The Journal / The Ohio State University Press Non / Fiction Collection Prize, the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s Essay Collection Competition, and the Kore Press Memoir-in-Essays Award.
Her stories and essays have appeared in The Asian American Literary ReviewBrevity; ConjunctionsDenver QuarterlyIndiana ReviewKenyon Review; The Literary ReviewThe Massachusetts ReviewThe Margins; PostUnder Her Skin (Seal Press); and others. In 2016, she also wrote a biweekly column for the Kenyon Review Blog. She is the recipient of residencies from Blue Mountain Center, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and NYU, as well as fellowships from the Kenyon Review Writers WorkshopKundiman, and the Ragdale Foundation.
Sejal teaches creative writing at the University of Rochester and Writers & Books, a community-based literary center. Learn more are her website: sejal-shah.com. 
Make sure to check out Words on the Verge readers in these upcoming events:

 February 2:Straw Mat Writers Resist with Albert Abonado, Banke Awopetu-McCullough, & Maria Frances Brandt

February 14:  Genesee Reading Series with Banke Awopetu-McCullough 
Did you miss your chance to buy a raffle ticket for  a Black Button Distillingtour and tasting for you and 20 of your closest friends! Raffle tickets will be available now through February 25 and cost $5 each or $20 for 5 tickets. Winner will be drawn at the next reading. All proceeds will assists Words on the Verge with operating costs. Contact us at chrissygreenny@gmail.com. Thank you Black Button!
Words on the Verge is now offering workshops!
All events are from 5-7pm at A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St., Brockport, NY 14420.
Light refreshments served.

FREE
Join us in thanking our sponsors including AromantiumLift Bridge Book ShopDream Your Book, 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.
Copyright © 2016 Words on the Verge, All rights reserved.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

October Open Mic!

Words on the Verge Presents


Open Mic Night

October 29, 2016
5pm-7pm
All events are from 5-7pm at A Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St., Brockport, NY 14420.
Light refreshments served.

FREE

All donations collected at the October 29th event will benefit the Brockport High School Chorus Council.
Writers are asked to come prepared to read short pieces of fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction.  Attendees will be asked to sign up for a time-slot when they arrive.  This event is open to all ages, and young writers are encouraged to attend.  Non-writers are encouraged to come to the event to support the readers and enjoy the gallery. Halloween-themed stories are especially welcome (though not required) and costumes encouraged.
All ages welcome!


Join us in thanking our sponsors including Lift Bridge Book Shop, In God's Love Reiki (637-5922), Katherine Weston & A Different Path Gallery, and Aromantium Apothecary Spa. If you would like to help support Words on the Verge email us at chrissygreenny@gmail.com or call (585) 395-9833.