Words on the Verge is an intersectional literary reading series featuring women & femme writers (BIPOC,queer, non-binary, & trans women to the front!) in a safe, welcoming environment.
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Thank You Gabrielle Lewis
We had a lovely night on May 20th. Gabrielle shared her beautiful poems with the Words on the Verge audience and enchanted everyone. She read her work with humor, grace, and deep emotion. It was a special night.
Thank you Gabby!
June 16th Words on the Verge featuring Karen Faris
“Bunnies in Wonderland,” is a story by Karen Faris that was inspired by Katherine Weston's clay sculptures. Faris will read her story at this season's final Words on the Verge event on Fri., June 16 from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
Karen Faris is a poet and novelist and the author of Grumbles the Novel. Her work has appeared in aaduna, Empty Sink Publishing, rewritingmarysue.com, and she is a contributor to the book-design journal Spine.
A stint on the Irondequoit Conservation Board informs much of her work and has led her to sneak in environmental education wherever she can. She is a firm believer that education will save the day.
She is currently shopping her climate change saga Winds of Change, and women’s fiction novel, Moira while putting the finishing touches on a time travel novel. She is also at work on a book of poetry.
This reading is our last event of the 2016-2017 Words on the Verge season.
Book Basket Raffle on June 16th
Our next fundraiser will be a book basket raffle! Do you have a new book you would like to donate? Contact us at email@example.com. Thanks to Bill Brewer, Banke Awopetu-McCullough, Jeff Minard, Kathy Weston, Beyond Yoga, and Selena Cochran for your donations!
We'll raffle our book basket at our June 16th reading.
United With Music June 25th 3pm
United with Music: June 25th 2017 from 3-6PM at The Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, Rochester, NY.
You are invited to a celebration of unity with music! Join us as musicians from many cultures around the world entertain and unite a community as they perform traditional and contemporary music.
The musical line up includes: The Dady Brothers with the Drumcliffe Irish Dancers, The Mounafayni West African Percussion and Drum Ensemble, The New York Klezmer Orchestra, Fatima, Mary Ashton, Mike Joseph, Jorge Aparicio, and Brittany Vetter.
One-hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit Refugees Helping Refugees a non-profit organization in Rochester, NY that provides essential services to the local refugee population.
Our goal is to help them raise $25,000 and ESL Charitable Foundation will match this amount. Their main goal is to be able to have their own space to be able to provide more services, and be more accessible more hours during weeknights and weekends.