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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.

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: 
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 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.

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 or call (585) 395-9833.
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