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December 2021

Moheb Soliman: HOMES

December 4 @ EST 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Hybrid event: In-person and virtual tickets available (free but registration required) Moheb Soliman’s HOMES maps the shoreline of the Great Lakes from the rocky North Shore of Minnesota to the Thousand Islands of eastern Ontario. This poetic travelogue offers an intimate perspective on an immigrant experience as Soliman drives his Corolla past exquisite vistas and abandoned mines, through tourist towns and midwestern suburbs, seeking to inhabit an entire region as home. “HOMES is a meditation on, and a prayer for, the natural…

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Deanne Quinn Miller & Gary Craig: The Prison Guard’s Daughter

December 9 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Virtual Event Deanne Quinn Miller was five years old when her father—William “Billy” Quinn—was murdered in the first minutes of the Attica Prison Riot, the only corrections officer to die at the hands of inmates. When she joined the Forgotten Victims of Attica, she began the process of bringing closure not only for herself but for the other victims’ families, the former prisoners she met, and all of those who perished on September 13, 1971—the day of the “retaking,” when…

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January 2022

Tyler Barton: Eternal Night at the Nature Museum

January 27, 2022 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Virtual Event Tyler Barton will be in conversation with Kevin Wilson. Loss and rediscovery occupy the heart of this adventurous debut collection. The characters in Eternal Night at the Nature Museum find refuge in strange, repurposed spaces: a middle-aged addict emcees a demolition derby, which transforms into a hostel, then a cult; a church congregates in an abandoned Hardee's; octogenarians escape their nursing home; unsupervised children sell knives to the neighborhood. In twenty vivid, rowdy, buoyant stories--ranging from one-page flashes…

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