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Important Announcement

Dear friends,

Thank you for a great event last night. Thank you, D. E. Spikes, for being our featured reader! It was a perfect night to close our beloved reading series.

Yes, I am shutting down Words on the Verge. Since 2012 I’ve brought community literary events to the beautiful space at 27 Market St., but it is time to say goodbye. I’m proud that for seven years both established and emerging writers have taken the mic here in Brockport. Through your support I was able to pay my readers starting in 2016, something that many reading series are unable to do. I feel a rush of joy knowing that this community came together to make this happen. But the funds are gone now, and I admit that I am tired. I wanted to do so much--buy or rent my own space, get a 501 c3 non-profit status, hire paid staff, host free community workshops ...for a variety of reasons it just was not possible to make these dreams a reality. But that’s ok, because new and exciting adventures await!

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Autumn 2019 News

Words on the Verge~A Westside Literary Salon~ We're back! Join us on October 5th for a very special literary salon and party. At 5pm enjoy drinks, appetizers, and some poetry prompts as we celebrate a new season at Words on the Verge. Then the dynamic, D. E. Spikes will take the stage at 6pm. You absolutely do not want to miss this event! "D. E. Spikes is a lifelong learner who loves to read everything and anyone. She finds her hope in smaller, better versions of herself - who show her how wonderful the world can be, even with the darkness which can lurk at every corner. She is ever curiouser and curiouser about the world, which she often finds to be stranger than fiction, indeed."

Learn more on her poetry page

April 2019 Newsletter

Words on the Verge~A Westside Literary Salon~ Words on the Verge's home since 2012 has been A Different Path Gallery. On April 15th the gallery building will change hands. For almost ten years Katherine Weston has nurtured the arts - music, literature, the visual arts, and more - in our community. Words on the Verge offers our sincerest love and thanks to our wonderful sponsor and patron. We wish you all the best, Kathy, with your future endeavors!


Words on the Verge is taking a hiatus until September.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates about our next reading and our Grand Reopening Event!

Words on the Verge is an intersectional literary reading series featuring women & femme writers (queer, non-binary, trans) in a safe, welcoming environment. Read our FAQ to learn more.

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March Newsletter

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~A Westside Literary Salon~ Thanks to everyone who came out on March 2nd for Jennifer Maloney's reading. It was a packed house, and we are very grateful for your support. We offer special thanks to Karen Faris  for creating a magnificent pop-up art show!

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February 2019 Newsletter

Words on the Verge~A Westside Literary Salon~ Thanks to everyone who came out on January 26th for Christine Green's reading. It was a packed house, and we are very grateful for your support. We offer special thanks to Karen Faris for hosting & creating a magnificent pop-up art show! Christine GreenJennifer Maloney Join us on March 2nd as Words on the Verge presents poet Jennifer Maloney.

Jennifer Maloney is the current president of Just Poets, Inc, a literary organization celebrating 15 years of bringing poetry into the public sphere here in Rochester. Her poetry has been published in aaduna.org, The Pangolin Review, and Memoryhouse Magazine (forthcoming). Her work has been anthologized numerous times, notably including OutWrite, Volume 7, part of the ImageOut Film Festival. Jennifer reads widely around the greater Rochester area.