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Visiting Authors: Nguyen Phan Que Mai & Bruce Weigl

March 5th – 6th at Writers & Books

This winter, Writers & Books is excited to collaborate with local publisher BOA Editions to bring two internationally renowned authors to the area. Poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai and Bruce Weigl will be in Rochester March 5th & 6th offering two workshops on Thursday and a reading on Friday.

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Thursday Workshops:

Writing from Trauma & Getting Published – This workshop will deal with the special demands that face those of us who have survived trauma and have gone on to write about it. Thursday, March 5thpoets – 1:00 – 3:00 PM $30 members/$35 general public

Finding Your Voice: A Special Workshop on Identity – This workshop will explore the ways writing can help us clarify who we are and help us to transform past experiences into literary works by practicing writing skills that will produce poems, essays and stories. Thursday, March 5th – 4:00 – 6:30 PM $30 members/$35 general public


Friday Reading:

Celebrate this collaborations of organizations and writers. Bruce Weigl recently completed a translation of Nguyen Phan Que Mai’s beautiful poems and now Rochester has a rare opportunity to hear both the translator and poet read from this unique collaboration. Friday, March 6th – 7:00 – 8:30 PM $3 members/$5 general public