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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:                                   
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 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 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.