Thursday, January 24, 2013

And there's plenty more where these came from!

Hi Folks: Well we're off to a great start to 2013 huh?  Here's the three "readers" this time:

1. Adam Cohen: Adam Cohen is president of Winning Writers and publisher of Literary Contest Insider. He acquired 10 years of experience in circulation marketing at The Atlantic Monthly, most recently as Circulation Director. He graduated from Harvard University. For more visit :

2. Liz Ciccone of Soul Conversations :Soul Conversations is a God-centered, God-created publisher of spiritual and inspirational prose fiction.....but that's only part of its work. Soul Conversations takes its evangelism to a deeper level beyond just books. It also works for social justice around the world by attending Just Matters meetings, supporter of The Voice of the Martyrs and shares her faith walk with others in Centering Prayer. more info:

3.   John  Cieslinski: John is a very warm &; gracious person striving to provide a location where friends can meet & discuss everything "from soup-to-nuts"; the environment he provides at Books, Etc. welcomes and engages everyone who visits there. His presence is very positive for the Macedon community. More info:


1. Rhapsodomancy Announces the Writers Reading Sunday, February 3, 2013 :DAVID ROCKLIN,
Sunday, February 3, 2013 Doors open at 7:00pm - Reading begins at 7:30pm
The Good Luck Bar, 1514 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, 90027 (east Hollywood/Silver Lake: corner of Hollywood & Hillhurst)21 and over only.$5 suggested donation at the door. There will be a cash bar. 

2. 08-Mar-2013  8:00 AM - 9:30 AM: Location Brighton Town Hall, 2300 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14618 - Downstairs Meeting Room  Sandy Parker -
Open to the public. No charge for RPCN members. $10.00 for non-members.

Presented by Sandra A. Parker, President &; CEO of Rochester Business Alliance

Sandra A. Parker has held that post since 2005. Sandy is also a leader of the Rochester Community Coalition that successfully creates long-term jobs and boosts the regional economy. She is considered one of Greater Rochester's Most Influential Women. In 2002, she won the ATHENA Award, given annually to a woman who makes an outstanding contribution to business and her community.

Program Description: Rochester is the most prosperous region in upstate New York. Sandy will lead a discussion about where the regional economy is headed, with particular focus on the needs of local companies and non-profits. If you’re a consultant, you’ll want to attend this program to learn what opportunities are out there for you.

In order to promote a professional atmosphere, attire is business casual for all attendees.

Open to the public. No charge for RPCN members. $10.00 for non-members. for more info visit

3.Effective February 6 and each Wednesday thereafter The August Group in cooperation with Medaile College and 4C Choices will offer a special program for students and recent graduates.  Greg Taylor, the Founder of The August Group and 4C Choices will moderate these new sessions.

The Millennial's Challenge :

The challenges faced by college graduates since 2009 have been overwhelming in this economy.  Unemployment rates of graduates with 4 year degrees have ranged from 72-80% within three months of graduation and it improves little over time.  Last spring the Bureau of Labor Statistics cited that 53.6% of those 25 years old and younger with 4 year degrees were either unemployed or in a job requiring no education.  They face student debt that is staggering.

Target Audience

We welcome recent graduates of both college and high school and students in either college or high school.  We encourage you to spread the word about this new program offering of The August Group.

Program Offerings

We will offer networking, training and frequent guest speakers including local career advisors, networked professionals, recruiters and employers.  Job search and career exploration topics will be addressed frequently.  We will provide direction and connections while building skills and confidence.

The Schedule

The scheduling will alternate on a weekly basis.

Luncheon sessions - 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesdays - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Evening sessions - 2nd and 4th Wednesdays - 4:00 p.m. to 6.p.m.
For more information, contact Greg Taylor at

4. Don’t miss these two events:
Event #1:  The Multi-Million Dollar Poetry Industry
This is an overview of the American Literary Scene!

Covering the 7 markets in which you can Make a living form the $7.3 Billion ( Yes, I said Billion with a B!) poetry industry.( Note: After 8 years in Rochester, NY working to help writers in all genres make a living at what they do, the seminar presenter, Mr. Lawrence R. Berger has concluded that the markets for novelists, journalist,  screenwriters, technical writers and any other genre you want are EXACTLY  the same as they are for poets. As a poet and self –help writer himself, Mr. Berger has chosen to base the information on the poetry Genre for two reasons: 1. After working in this area to make a living since 1999 and paying his bills by working in these same 7 markets, . 2. If he added in every other applicable genre he’s afraid he simply could not count high enough to give an accurate dollar value on the size of the market ( By the end of this seminar you’ll see the breakdown of the 7.1 Billion mentioned earlier.) You’ll also learn:

·         The levels of reputation you’ll need to develop to be “successful” in the 7 markets
·         The two “Poetic orientations” (note: Again this also applies to all other genres. All are welcome!)
·         A little bit more about Mr. Berger than you’ll find on this flyer and how he might help you further.
This presentation will be open to the public! All welcome! Costs: $25 per attendee.  Time:  3-5 P.M.  Date:Saturday, March 16th 2013 Location: Gallery One Fine Arts, 2575 East Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623(Behind Suburban Liquor, next to the Beers of The World Plaza.)  

 Special bonus for seminar attendees: All paid attendees will receive a copy of an article by Mr. Berger titled: “ Times are Changing.”  It contains the results on the information he gathered when he was told that there was now a law on the books that would make e-books tax exempt in New York State and the opinions he’s formed as a result of doing the research and writing the article. Some attendees may feel that the information in the article is worth the $25 in and of itself so I’ll let you make the choice. You can either pay the $25 for the article and get the seminar free or you can pay the $25 for the seminar and get the article for free. As long as you attend the event I can assure you Mr. Berger won’t notice the difference! See you there! 

5. Event 2: a special ESP READING:
In this case, since we’re inviting all writers in all genres to attend this as well, ESP stands for everybody swaps pages. The way it works is this : all attendees who wish to participate put their writings into a pile ( preferable one page each but for time’s sake please no more than 5 8.5x11 pages stapled together.)   The pile gets shuffled, and the first reader reads the first page(s) off the top, the next the next work down and so on until we’ve gone through the entire pile. The only Rule is: you absolutely cannot read your own work!  If by chance your page(s) happen to be up when it’s your turn, place the work on the bottom of the pile and read the next one down.  Mr. Berger last conducted an ESP reading in Rochester, NY in August of 2011 for the Just Poets Organization and even now two years later people who attended that event are still coming up to him and saying  it was the most fun they’ve ever had at a poetry reading and asking when he plans on doing it again! Some of these poets have been reading professionally for over 30 years and they still say this!Come join us and see what it’s all about! 
Date: Saturday, March 16th 2013 Time: 5:30-7:30 P.M.  Costs $10 Location : Gallery One Fine Arts 2575 East Henrietta Road Rochester , NY 14623 (Behind Suburban Liquor, Next to the Beers of The World Plaza.)  Note to anyone interested in pre- registering:  If your payment is into our offices by Friday March 1st 2013 you can get into both events for just the seminar rate of $25! This event is also open to the public! All are welcome! Make Check or Money Order Payable to Skysaje Enterprise and send to:Skysaje Enterprise, 50 Amesbury Rd., Rochester, NY 14623 For credit card payments in advance: visit  and follow the directions to send your payment to the address  You can also use this e-mail to contact Mr. Berger with any questions. See you at one or both of these events.

, I usually don't do this but:
A little bit about Mr. Berger: Mr. Berger is a nationally renowned performance poet who also has over 30 years of experience as a sales and marketing professional. He’s authored 6 books of poetry, 2 self help books, a novel and two screen plays. He has appeared in major events such as: The LA Spoken, The Sacramento Heritage festival, ARTWALK ALIVE, The Los Angeles DADA festival, Poets at the Armory, and many more! Here’s what folks are saying about him:  “Lawrence R. Berger is a Rising star in the Arts!”  “Holly Crap! This guy really knows his stuff!” “This man holds the keys to the wisdom of the universe!”  And his personal favorite “ He’s the Salvador Dalai-lama!”  Come join us for these events! See you there!    

Whew! Lots of stuff going on! Here's a complete list of those books that I mention above: 

1. Instant poetry (Just Add Words!): My first book length poetry collection. Now in its third edition and available everywhere. You can also get signed copies from me for $15. "Off the shelf " the book sells for $8.95 so its up to you.

2. Chocolate Box: a Limited edition Chapbook I wrote in 2003. There are 8 copies left and they are only available from my office at $10 each. Hurry!cause when they're gone, they're gone!

3. : Working Title: an anthology made up of the "winners" of a poetry contest I produced between 2007 and 2009. Includes work by Arthur "Old Gold " Aresty, Yvonne Powell- Banes and was edited by Frank Judge. $5 per copy $10 per signed copy and only available through my offices.

4. Dragon's Dance Volume One: a spoken word Cd containing 20 of my poems. 6 copies left $10 each and again they are only available through my offices.

5. The Green Lantern: A Guide to Achieving the American Dream Volume 2 , How to Survive in a Modern Economy (Even on a Poets Income!): a long title I know, but this is the book that started my career . It has been revised and updated and is being readied for release to the ,masses. Advanced"signature edition" copies are now available from my offices $20 per copy , $25 per signed copy.

6. Entitlement: Instant Poetry (Just Add Words!) Volume two. This is my second book length collection of poems using the Instant Poetry(Just Add Words!) format and contains 80 pages of new works. It too is being developed for the mass market. " signature edition" copies are currently available through my offices . $20.each $25 signed.

Again the address to send your check or money order for either of the seminars or any of the available books is: Skysaje Enterprise, 50 Amesbury Rd Rochester, NY 14623. Please make checks payable to Skysaje Enterprise. to use your credit card to register or get a book  please visit  and follow the directions to send your payment to  

See you next time! 

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