Genesee Reading Series

Hosted by: Wanda Schubmehl

Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.

Now in its 34th year, the Genesee Reading Series is a smorgasbord for your literary palate. Come every month on the second Tuesday, and by the end of the year you will have feasted on the work of 24 regional authors (some prominent, some emerging; writers of fiction, poetry, essay, creative nonfiction, memoir). It’s up close and personal in the intimate Performance Space upstairs – stay afterward and talk to the authors while eating cookies.

January 10: Carol McMahon and Kathleen Wakefield



Carol McMahon s a teacher and poet who has been published in journals such as Lake Affect Magazine, HazMat, Blue Collar Review, and IthacaLit. Her chapbook, On Any Given Day, was published by FootHills Press. She earned an MFA in Poetry from the Rainier Writing Workshop in Washington State. When not teaching, reading or writing, she can be found out on the water rowing, or running on trail.







screenshot-2017-01-04-13-57-56Kathleen Wakefield ’s book Grip, Give and Sway was published by Silver Birch Press in 2016. Her first book, Notations on the Visible World (2000) won the 1999 Anhinga Prize for Poetry and was a recipient of the University of Rochester Lillian Fairchild Award. Her poems have been published in numerous journals, including Beloit Poetry Journal, The Georgia Review, Image, Rattle, Sewanee Review , and Shenandoah . She has received grants from the New York State Foundation for the Arts, the Constance Saltonstall Foundation, and Mount Holyoke College. She taught creative writing at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester and has worked as a poet-in-the-schools




February 14: Banke Awopeto-McCullough and Diane Rivoli
March 14: Adam Wilcox and Harlow Crandall
April 11: Jennifer Grotz and Andrea Weinstein

If you would like to make a request for an accommodation, please email us at at least 10 days prior to the event.