Saturday, December 12, 2015

December Newsletter

Thanks to author David Seaburn for his dynamic reading in November!  It was an honor to have him read for us from his latest novel, More, More Time.





Every December Words on the Verge takes a break so that our host and organizer can spend some time with family and friends celebrating the holiday season.



We'll be back on January 30th to feature poets Kitty Jospe and Bart White. As always, this event will run from 5-7pm at a Different Path Gallery in Brockport. All Words on the Verge events are free. Stayed tuned for an official event flyer in January.


We hope you have a lovely Yuletide Season with you and yours! See you in 2016!





Wednesday, November 4, 2015

November Newsletter

Thank You!

October's Open Mic was a great success!  We had dynamic readers and an engaged audience. And, of course, there were costumes galore!  Thanks to everyone who came out.

 Save the date!!!

Words on the Verge is excited to have David Seaburn read for us on November 21st from 5-7pm at a Different Path Gallery, 27 Market St in Brockport. He'll be reading from his latest book, More, More Time (Savant Books, 2015). In his latest novel, Seaburn weaves the stories of six individuals dealing with love and loss while also deeply sensing the limits of time. Seaburn is a retired psychologist, marriage and family therapist, and ordained minister. He and his wife live in Spencerport, New York. More information can be found at www.davidbseaburn.com.

Donate today!

The cash donations collected during the October reading will be donated to the Red Cross. What a wonderful, generous community we live in. We are so grateful.

If you would like to support Words on the Verge with a cash, check, or paypal donation simply visit our blog for the "paypal" button or respond to the email for our mailing address.


Thank you so much for your continued support of Words on the Verge. Remember, you can visit our Facebook pagefor more information.  

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Newsletter

Thanks so much to Jenny Lloyd for her wonderful reading last week!  It was a splendid kick-off to what promises to be a great Words on the Verge season.

Our Open Mic nights have become very popular, so we decided to add a fall open mic. It's the Halloween season, so wear a costume for a chance at a prize! Do you have a scary story to share? Bring it along and join in the fun! 

A bit of news from some local literary friends....

  • Mary Dougherty of Bootstrap Publishing is offering a "Marketing for Lightworks" class for local writers on October 15th at 630pm. Contact her at 342-0795 for info about cost, location, and registration.
  • Please visit the brand new Aurora Center for Creativity developed Rochester writer and Words on the Verge alumni, Nina Alvarez.
  • Another Words on the Verge alumni, David Seaburn, is celebrating the release of his new book tonight at Writers and Books.  Seaburn will also be reading for Words on the Verge on November 21.  More info to come!
Thanks for reading! Please check out the links on the right to "like" our Facebook page.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

September Newsletter

Welcome to the September Words on the Verge Newsletter

The Words on the Verge staff is back and ready for the beginning of a new season of dynamic literary salons. Read on for information about our September event....
  

Featured Writer for September 2015 

We are proud to announce that Jenny Lloyd will read at Words on the Verge on September 26th.

 


Jenny Lloyd was born in England, and has lived there, in Italy, and in Mexico before moving to the United States in 1980.  She is a retired history professor from The College at Brockport, and the author of four scholarly articles and one academic book.

She began writing memoir and creative non-fiction in the 1990s, and has just completed her memoir In My Mind’s Eye, about her experiences as a small child in World War II, her childhood and adolescence on a remote farm in the West of England, and her time at two boarding schools (Createspace, 2015).  She has published memoir pieces in Biography and The Big Brick Review.

As well as the memoir, she is the author of Catching Meggie The Runaway Shetland Sheepdog (Createspace, 2013), about the nine-month effort to bring home their sheltie who ran away while she and her partner were in England.

Support Words on the Verge

Our fun and exciting events have been extremely successful, and we are so grateful for the amazing support we have received from the community thus far.

As we were budgeting and planning for the upcoming fall readings, we realized that we needed to reach out once more to our friends in the community.  Your support can help Words on the Verge continue with our wonderful and free program.

 A recommended donation of $25 or more will help pay for advertising, flyers, programs, food, and drink.  You may also choose to donate goods or services.  You or your business can donate  paper for programs, printer ink, flyers, coffee, wine, snacks, and sundries (napkins, utensils, etc.).  You can donate by cash, check, or Paypal.

Thank you so much for your continued support of the arts in Brockport.  Please visit our Facebook page or Blog for more information about the reading program.

Questions and donations can be directed to:

Christine Green
114 State St.
Brockport, NY 14420
 (585) 395-9833
chrissygreenny ( at) gmail (dot) com

Friday, May 1, 2015

May Newsletter & Freebie Friday

Thank You Brockport

Our April 25th reading was EPIC!  We had a packed house with a great audience and amazing readers. The Words on the Verge staff is so grateful for the community support we received. Check out some of the pictures from the event:









It's Freebie Friday Once Again

Here's how to win....

1) Like the Words on the Verge fan page on Facebook. 
2) Like then share the status about today's giveaway, Kitty Jospe's Golden Smoke.
3) Leave a comment under the status (this is VERY important!) telling us that you shared. 



That's it!  Good luck.  Our winner will be announced on Monday.


May Reading

Our final reading of the season will Feature Brockport's own, Steve Appleton!  Appleton's passion is to create all inclusive, artistic events which draw together diverse groups of people in a participation-charged, energetic atmosphere. His lifework reflects his belief that "community is a verb." Weaving a web through several counties and with thousands of events under his belt, his efforts to educate himself on diversity, universal spirituality, community-building, collaboration, cooperation and peace has evolved into a "daily, active practice in the community"-at his desk, one-on-one or for audiences of thousands!  His prose and non-fiction is inspired by the environment, spiritual topics,and community service



Summer Hiatus

Words on the Verge will be taking a summer break for the months of June, July, and August.  But we'll be back in September! Follow us on Facebook for summer updates on the fall 2015 season.



Friday, April 10, 2015

April Newsletter & Freebie Friday

A special thanks to Denise Thompson-Slaughter who read for us in March. It was a great night, and we were grateful to have her.


We hope you join us in a few weeks for our Open Mike night!!! Spread the word...

It is Freebie Friday once again folks! This week you could win Beating on the Chest of God by Rachel Whaley Doll. 


Here's how to win....

1) Like the Words on the Verge fan page on Facebook. 
2) Like then share the status about today's giveaway.
3) Leave a comment under the status (this is VERY important!) telling us that you shared. 

That's it!  Good luck.  Our winner will be announced on Monday,




Friday, March 6, 2015

Words on the Verge March Newsletter

Thank you Frank Judge for a wonderful reading. here is a lovely sketch by Brockport artist Sarah Hart.



Coming soon!!! Denise Thompson-Slaughter reads at Words on the Verge.

On March 28th Brockport’s Words on the Verge Literary Reading Series will host local writer Denise Thompson-Slaughter. Thompson-Slaughter will read from 5pm until 7pm.  Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. This event and all Words on the Verge events take place at A Different Path Art Gallery in Brockport (27 Market St, Brockport, NY 14420).


Denise Thompson-Slaughter is the author of Elemental (Plain View Press, 2010).  Many of her poems and a few of her nonfiction pieces have appeared in various literary journals.  She has worked for many years as an academic or a freelance editor and is currently the managing editor of the quarterly journal Reviews in American History at the University of Rochester.  She was chosen to receive the U. of R.'s 2011 Creative Excellence Award in the category for staff members for her poem "Pain Is Just a 4-Letter Word." She has published several short memoir pieces and is working on her first novel, a mystery set in Nova Scotia.


 Denise grew up in Maryland and received a B.A. in English from Rutgers University.  She became a mother at the age of 41, when she and her husband adopted the first of two babies in the 1990s. She lives in Brighton, New York, with her husband and their two young adult children.


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It's your lucky day because it is also Freebie Friday!! Today we are giving away a signed copy of Pattie Lavell's Confessions of a Catholic School Dropout. 

Here's how to win....

1) Like the Words on the Verge fan page on Facebook. 
2) Like then share the status about today's giveaway.
3) Leave a comment under the status (this is VERY important!) telling us that you shared. 

That's it!  Good luck.  Our winner will be announced on Monday,


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Here's the line-up for the rest of the Spring.  Hope to see you soon at one of our fun events!






Friday, February 27, 2015

Freebie Friday & Upcoming Reading featuring Frank Judge

It's Freebie Friday once again! Here's how to enter the drawing for the book, Candids , featuring local writer Christine Noble.



2) Share today's status.
3) Leave a comment on today's status (this is VERY important!!) to tell us you've shared the Giveaway info.

That's it! Drawing will be closed today at midnight. A winner will be announced on Monday.

While you're at it mark your calendars--Frank Judge reads at the gallery from 5-7pm this Saturday!!



Friday, February 13, 2015

February Newsletter: Upcoming Reading & Freebie Friday

Happy February!!!!!!!



We are proud to announce that Frank Judge will be reading at Words on the Verge on February 28th from 5-7pm.




FRANK JUDGE is a poet, editor, translator, teacher and arts administrator. His poems and translations have been published in New Directions, The Bellingham Review, Bitterroot, Poetry Now, Invisible City, Combinations, The Greenfield Review and Rapporti (Italy). He’s also been anthologized in Knocking on the Silence (2005), Poets Against the War (2003), and Liberty’s Vigil (2012).

He was Foreign Editor of the Vanderbilt Poetry Review during his time in Italy on a Fulbright Fellowship, and his anthology of contemporary Italian poetry, published as a special issue of the Review remains one the best collections of contemporary Italian poetry in translation.

He was Director of the Writers Program and the CreativeWriting Workshop at Pyramid Arts Center in Rochester, NY before founding the
Syndicated News Service in 1981. In 1978 he began publishing Exit, a literary journal which has since evolved into an online publication. He also served as Associate Editor of the online literary journal, Writer Online.


Frank is currently president of Rochester Poets. He’s also a founding member of the Rochester Area Haiku Group, which was formed in 2004.

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You could win this GIANT basket of books! 

All you have to do is purchase a raffle ticket (only $3!) for a chance to win. You can purchase tickets in person at the February 28th reading or you can click the "donate" button on the right.  So easy!  Drawing will be in April.

Today's Words on the Verge is giving away a copy of Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul 2 featuring local writer, Caurie Putnam.



Here's how to enter for a chance to win:

1) Go to our Facebook page and "like" the Words on the Verge fan page.
2) "Like" then share the most recent status about today's giveaway. Here is a quick link to our Facebook page.
3) Leave a comment on today's status to tell us you've shared the Giveaway status.*

That's it!  Drawing will be closed Friday at midnight.  A winner will be announced on Monday. 

Thanks again for supporting Words on the Verge!

*Winner must live in the U.S. or Canada

Friday, February 6, 2015

Freebie Friday February 6, 2015

Today Words on the Verge is giving away a copy of David Seaburn's Chimney Bluffs.



You can learn more about David and his writing HERE.

Here's how to enter for a chance to win:

1) Go to our Facebook page and "like" the Words on the Verge fan page.
2) "Like" then share the most recent status about today's giveaway (Click the link to the right! -->).
3) Leave a comment on today's status to tell us you've shared the Giveaway status.*

That's it!  Drawing will be closed Friday at midnight.  A winner will be announced on Monday. 

Thanks again for supporting Words on the Verge!

*Winner must live in the U.S. or Canada

Friday, January 30, 2015

First Freebie Friday!

Today Words on the Verge is giving away a copy of Denise Thompson-Slaughter's Elemental.  You can learn more about Denise and her writing HERE.



Here's how to enter for a chance to win:

1) Go to our Facebook page and "like" the Words on the Verge fan page.
2) "Like" then share the most recent status about today's giveaway (Click the link to the right! -->).
3) Leave a comment on today's status to tell us you've shared the Giveaway status.*

That's it!  Drawing will be closed Friday at midnight.  A winner will be announced on Monday.

Remember to stop by the Words on the Verge January reading tomorrow featuring Albert Abonado.



Thanks again for supporting Words on the Verge!

*Winner must live in the U.S. or Canada




Saturday, January 10, 2015

January Newsletter

Happy New Year!!!! 



We are proud to announce that Albert Abonado  will be reading at Words on the Verge on January 31st.  


Albert Abonado is the Director of Adult Programs at Writers & Books. His poems have appeared in Fourteen Hills, Grist, New Ohio Review, Phantom Limb, Pleiades, Rattle, Sixth Finch, The Southampton Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Washington Square and others. He work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He is also the author of the e-chapbook This is Superbook published by H_NGM_N. He lives in Rochester, NY with his wife and a hamster.


We are still looking for donations of funds and drinks/snacks for our events!  Can you help?  Click the "donate" button on the right to support our event series with a cash donation.  If you can provide wine, drinks, or food please email us at chrissygreenny (at) gmail (dot) com. 

Words on the Verge host, Christine Green, will be the featured reader next week at the Rochester Poets January Reading at St. John Fischer college, 2-4 pm.  Open Mic to follow.   You can find more info HERE .




We'd also like to recognize our generous sponsors and thank them for supporting the literary arts in Brockport:

In God's Love Reiki 637-5922

We look forward to seeing you on January 31st!!