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.
September 12 – Jeff Minerd and Will Hubbell
After serving as an army officer, Will Hubbell worked in public television, academia, and advertising before becoming a full-time author and illustrator. He has written and illustrated three children’s picture books including Pumpkin Jack. As his children grew older, Will became interested in writing longer pieces. The year his second picture book was published was also the year his first science fiction novel came out.
After his second science fiction novel was published, Will began writing fantasy novels under the pen name Morgan Howell. The switch was prompted by Will’s devotion to characterization and his belief that the supernatural strikes a primal chord in readers. His fantasy works include the Queen of the Orcs and The Shadowed Path trilogies and a stand-alone novel, A Single Deed. Will is currently working on his fourth picture book and a novel about twins who begin to age at different rates.
Jeff Minerd‘s first YA fantasy novel, The Sailweaver’s Son, was released in Sept. 2016 by Silver Leaf Books. Jeff has published short fiction in literary journals including The North American Review. One of his stories won the F. Scott Fitzgerald competition, judged by the late novelist and NPR book reviewer Alan Cheuse. His second book, The Wizard’s Daughter, is expected in 2018.
Jeff has worked as a science and medical writer for publications and organizations including the National Institutes of Health, MedPage Today, The Futurist magazine, and the Scientist magazine. He lives in Rochester, NY.
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