Genesee Reading Series- February 13: Michael Czarnecki and Miriam Lerner

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.

February 13: Michael Czarnecki and Miriam Lerner


Michael Czarnecki is a poet, oral memoirist and small press publisher. He founded FootHills Publishing in 1986; since then, FootHills has released over 400 chapbooks and books of poetry. In 1994, Michael gave up other work to devote his time and life to poetry, and makes his living solely through the creative word. In the last 20 years he has given hundreds of featured readings throughout the country. His Poems Across America Tour in 2013, a 14-week journey, featured a reading in each of the 48 contiguous states.




Miriam Lerner has lived in the Rochester area since 1985, and has worked as a sign language interpreter for 35 years. Currently she is a staff member of the Liberal Arts Core Team of interpreters at NTID/RIT. She and her husband, Kenny Lerner, have two sons, Nathan and Jamie. Her book NO CENTER LINE was released by FootHills Publishing Company in December.






March 13: Joe Flaherty and Steve Huff


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