The Genesee Reading Series presents writers from the greater Genesee Valley region, reading in the W&B Performance Space.
December 13:Iris Miller and Gail Hosking
Gail Hosking is the author of the memoir Snake’s Daughter: The Roads In and Out of War, and the poetry chapbook The Tug. She holds an MFA from Bennington College and has taught writing and literature for years at RIT. Her essays and poems have been widely anthologized, and have appeared in The Chattachoochee Review, Nimrod, Consequence, Hippocampus, Upstreet, and The Fourth Genre. Two recent essays were considered “Most Notable” in Best American Essays of 2014 and 2015.
Visual artist, art therapist, student of dreams, and practitioner of shamanic healing, Iris Miller began writing poems when she retired from teaching art in the Rochester City School District 25 years ago. Born and bred in New England, Iris has spent her adult life in Rochester. Summers find her on Monhegan Island in Maine, where she writes in a community of poets. Her poems have been published in many journals and anthologies, including Nimrod, The Clackamas Review, Sou’wester, The South Carolina Review, and the Sow’s Ear, and in a chapbook, Angels Flying Backwards (Foothills 2011). She will be reading from her new book, The Orchards of Cleveland (Foothills 2016), a memoir in poems in which she draws from her childhood and a variety of life experiences up to the present time.
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