Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Born on the fourth of July Part Three

Hi folks : Well the fireworks are over. and it's on to bigger and better things ! Here’s what’s come across my desk this week:

1. Thursday July 14, 2011, 11:00AM -Thursday July 14, 2011, 05:00PM EDT

Event Type: Networking/Meet up Location: Ellison Park (Hazelwood Lodge)Rochester, NY US

Price: $5.00 per Adult Plus a Dish to Pass (Serves 10). Hamburgers, Hots; Rolls provided. Kids under 12 free. Please RSVP by Wednesday, July 13th, by 12 Noon. Cash / PayPal accepted (


2. Sunday July 24, 2011, 2:00PM- Sunday July 24, 2011, 05:00PM EDT Location: Skalny Welcome Center Art Gallery St. John Fisher College Rochester, NY 14618 US Price: Free event; donations welcome! Website:

Industry: performing arts Intended For: Anyone interested in poetry, writing, memoir, story telling, and/or literature. Organization: Rochester Poets. Join us on Sunday, July 24, 2 pm, for featured poet G. MURRAY THOMAS, followed by our open mic Refreshments will be served; the author will have books available for purchase. Murray Thomas is a Spencerport native who moved west and has been a longstanding figure in the Southern California poetry scene. From 1994 to 1998, Murray published and edited "Next... Magazine," a monthly poetry calendar and news magazine that was distributed free throughout Southern California.
His most recent book, from which he'll be reading, is "My Kidney Just Arrived (Tebot Bach Press, 2011). The volume deals with his experiences as a dialysis and kidney transplant patient.

For more information, contact Rochester Poets president Frank Judge,,

3.Sunday, July 31 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm Location The Flying Squirrel Community Space 285 Clarissa St

Rochester, New York Created By Paulette Swartzfager. More Info The Flying Squirrel Poetry Series presents POETRY FOR ALL! A SLAM/JAM for poets and performance artists free of charge to participate…..Prize 2 movie passes. For info, contact:

4.NYS REGIONAL MULTICULTURAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE Town Hall Meeting for the Western Region Rochester Psychiatric Center Building 16 Rehabilitation Auditorium1111 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14620 Friday, July 29, 2011 10:00 a.m.-3:00p.m.Open to: people who use mental health services, families, providers and other stakeholders!

Here are the book links:

and a short poem this week:

Life is good!
By Lawrence R. Berger

Bills are paid

friends are here

There is food in the fridge

What more could a poet ask for?

( I may have written this piece or a version of it before . It feels familiar but I can't remember if I did it before or not anyway, some of you are new and might not have seen it before . So enjoy!)

See you next week!

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