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Fall Poetry Series

The Fall Poetry Series includes readings by published poets, writers groups, and open mic events as well as programs for poetry enthusiasts. Georgia Popoff, poet and published author, is the guest curator for the Poetry Series this year. Sponsored by the Frederick M. and Ora H. Everett Charitable Trust.


Lena Gluck and Yvonne Murphy

September 12th, 7pm, Free

Lena Gluck is a poet from North Syracuse, New York. She is a creative writing major in the honors program of SUNY Oswego. She has published four poems in the Great Lake Review and won the Writer’s Open Forum Campus Writing Contest in poetry, as well as the Dr. Richard Wheeler Memorial Scholarship for excellence in the creative writing major. Aspiring to teach writing, she has been a writing tutor, has taught a freshmen honors course on essay writing and argument, and has helped teach at the Young Authors Academy of the Downtown Writers Center at the Syracuse YMCA. She is currently working on a novel in verse for her senior thesis.

Yvonne C. Murphy’s first book of poetry, Aviaries, was published in March 2011, by Carolina Wren Press.  A Professor of The Arts at SUNY Empire State College in East Syracuse, NY, she has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature and has worked as an editor, publications writer, journalist, library clerk, storyteller, researcher and artist-in residence in public schools, community organizations, hospitals and art museums. In June 2011, she won the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for “Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Activities.” 

Vanessa Johnson       

September 19th, 7pm, Free

Vanessa Johnson is a seasoned Griot, a Storyteller in the West African Tradition. She uses her voice to tell traditional African Tales, Animal Wisdoms and Drum Tales from around the World. Her repitore includes the voices of the Women's , Abolitionist, Civil Rights and Peace Movements, as well as Earth Tales and Contemporary Tales of Syracuse life. She is an actress, writer, play-write, fiber artist, singer and community educator.                 

Editors of the Comstock Review

September 26th , 7pm, Free

The Comstock Review is a nationally distributed poetry journal that has been publishing in Central NY for 27 years. The Comstock Review sponsors one annual poetry contest and a biennial chapbook competition, as well as publishing two issues per year. Members of the dedicated editorial staff will present their own work in this evening of poetry in celebration of the art form and the long life of this fine literary magazine.


Howard Nelson

October 4th , 7pm, Free

Howard Nelson has read his poetry at the Schweinfurth Art Center each fall for the past ten years or so, and he always welcomes this chance to share the work he's done in the past year. Nelson is the author of several collections of poetry, most recently The Nap by the Waterfall, and he is the editor of Earth, My Likeness: Nature Poetry of Walt Whitman.  




9th Annual Fall Poetry Reading

Friday, October 11, 2013

Doors open at 6:30pm.

Readings from 7pm-9pm.

This event is free and open to the public.

Note: This is a family-friendly event,

so please keep this in mind when choosing work to share.

Contact Jim Delaney at (315) 252-5934

to participate.

Co-sponsored by the Auburn YMCA-WEIU Writer's Voice Program.



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