Friday, April 12, 2013

Yay! Part 4 ( I know, I know, enough already right?) LOL!

Hi Folks: It's that time again! Here we go!

The three readers this time are:

1.Jason Luckett uses wood, steel, nylon, ink, paper, voice, and digital bits to inspire human connections.  A performing songwriter, composer and essayist, Jason’s latest CD is The Second Half of the Bet (Hope Again), and his essay, “Playing the Verses Straight” appears in the groundbreaking literary anthology, The Black Body.Joyfully obliterating his own comfort level, Jason writes, sings, and plays to break down barriers between cultures and genders with compassionate honesty.  His new album is The Second Half of the Bet (Hope Again).  He’s performed music and read his work worldwide from the LA Library to the Glastonbury Festival. For complete  biographical info, music purchases and booking info ,Visit his web site at:

2. Stephen Melnyk:  I've enjoyed 17 years working in the financial services industry, 11 years of which were in the client-facing role of a Relationship Manager for business clients offering their employees full service retirement plan products, such as 401(k)s, profit sharing plans, and money purchase plans.I have a broad, deep, and varied expertise with all aspects of retirement plan client servicing, ranging from understanding plan record keeping detail to reviewing compliance testing and 5500 reporting, from assisting plan auditors, to conducting enrollment meetings providing guidance for employees and presenting investment reviews to employers. 

I serviced clients with plans ranging in asset size from $1 million to those above $20 million, and the business types I serviced vary from banks, insurance companies, law firms and medical offices, to injection mold factories, print shops, trucking companies, utilities, newspapers, and casinos.I’m extremely enthused to have the opportunity to continue my career providing premier client service in the financial services industry as a financial adviser to both business owners and individuals. The core of my role is providing exceptional customer service resulting in high client satisfaction, and my calm, friendly personality and issue solution proficiency are key to achieving high client retention. I reflect on my time while being a stay-at-home dad for my son and daughter as a life enriching experience, as my wife and I journeyed 8 years to happily become parents through adoption twice in just a span of 6 months. Very actively participating as they became little individuals while they started their way through grammar school was treasured time. I also gained first-hand experience with life planning issues of folks in career transition and I hope to bring the lessons I learned to bear in helping others as so many good folks in our area reached out to assist me, and I want to pay it forward when I can. contact his offices at Merrill Lynch for further info: 1241 PITSFORD-VICTOR ROAD PITSFORD , NY 14534 : 1-800 MERRILL 
3. Lynelle Paulick has been a freelance editor for 20 years and more recently has begun to publish online material in nonfiction. She is presently writing a nonfiction book dealing with the so-called Gaussian bell curve and how human beings rise and fall in it, with numerous interviews serving as examples. Working title at present is Balancing Act: Insights of High Achievers.

And the stuff for this post:

1. The following are books by some of the Writer's I have and am continuing to work with as well as a couple I use as references: How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling,By Frank Bettger, Whispers to my Heart: Emerging from the Depths with God. By Cindy Blair:The
Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clauson: Under Peace Risings,By the Late Merline M. Murphy: Living Room, by Jason Luckett: It Is What It Is, by Jimmie Highsmith Jr.  and For Her, by Tony Award Winning Poet, Poetri Smith check them all out at:

2.Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m. $3 W&B members / $4 general public Richard Aston: Valley Voices Wanda Schubmehl: Schroedinger’s Cat Writers & Books is located at 740 University Ave, Rochester NY 14607

3. Divine Miliue: The last confessions of Teilhard De Chardin Writen by John Cieslinski Sunday April 21, 2013 Two shows: 2:00 p.m , 6:30 P.M. $15 per ticket. visit  stage location: The  Space Theater 1199 East Main Street Roch ,NY

4. Or you can come to this instead: National Poetry Month Celebration at St. John Fisher College.
 3690 East Ave in the Skalny Welcome Center  2-4 p.m. Scheduled Poets Include: Christian poet Cindy Blair,Bridget A. Tojek ( from Algany County, NY) Al Wilson,Baria Adraina, Elissa Porter and more. it is first come first served on the mic. PLEASE BE ON TIME SO EVERYBODY HAS AN AUDIENCE!  DOORS OPEN AT 1:45 P.M. SEE YOU THERE! FOR MORE INFO CHECK OUT THE EVITE AT:

5. check it out!


    Spring brings new life, pallets of sticky pastel-colored Easter Peeps, and National Poetry Month.
She's not going to get on her soapbox and tell you all that you NEED to support poetry. Instead, she wants to thank you... all of you, who have supported poeticdiversity, with your work, and, with the promotion of the magazine. Thank you! she is grateful, as well as excited, to be publishing the incredible variety of poetry, prose and art that come her way. We couldn't do this without you!

She would also like to welcome aboard a new contributing editor: Maryann Russo. Maryann, between her personal/professional responsibilities, spent a considerable amount of time and care reading/choosing submissions for the April issue. Thank you, Maryann.
In this issue:

Featured PoetsJames BarrosJonathan BealeJanine CananLita-Luise ChappellM. Frias-MayVictor InfanteTerance James McGunigle, and Daniela Voicu.

Prose FeatureMeg Pokrass.
Contributing Poets/WritersHannah AdcockLytton BellCraig BerryNick BertelsonDeborah Edler BrownSir Mark BrubackJuhi ChowdhuryMerrill Colet. Joseph DunnRichard FeinDawnell HarrisonJay KantorJerome KielLen KuntzAgnes MartonCatfish McDaris, David McleanMark MurphyMartina Reisz NewberryPeter O'NiellSteve PelcmanAngel Uriel PeralesLuke PraterMaryann RussoDavid ScrivenJohn W SextonJulia SteinTim TiptonDanny UebbingWanda Vanhoy SmithCindy Weinstein, and Alicia Winski.

Artist-In-Residence,: Plein Air Painter Jeni Bate.

Book Reviews/ColumnsRichard Modiano essay, On Surrealism TodayZarina Zabriksy's IRONCarol Tarlen's Every Day is An Act of Resistance; and, G. Murray Thomas's newest installment of A Personal History of Rock'n'Roll.

Enjoy all that National Poetry Month has to offer, and, see you in November!:)

Marie Lecrivain
executive editor

7. Tuesday, May 14, 2013                                         
7:30 PM (come at 7 for nibbles!)
Members: $3; Public: $6

The Genesee Reading series presents MJ  IUPPA and Celeste Helene Schanz

MJ IUPPA  Poet in residence at ST. John Fisher College  And director of their ARTS MINOR program. MJ Has held this position at Fisher for at least the last six years and has been widely accepted as " One of if not THE single best creative writing/poetry inrstrutors at the college level anywhere in the greater Rochester area!" for at least the last three years  She is also a  fine page based poet herself and specializes in the Elegy form but also uses Cinqan and Iambic Pentameter frequently. She has also been one of the principle leaders of
 the workshops produced for the members of the Just Poets organization since the group was founded. I received the bulk of  my own page form training from these workshops largely  from her. 

Based on this I can say she is easily the equivalent of some of my performance poetry mentors such as : Otis Solomon of the WATTS PROPHETS PERFORMANCE TROUPE, TELEPOETICS FOUNDER MERLINE M. MURPHY, PETER COCA, MICHEAL C.FORD, S.A. GRIFFIN AND HIS CARMA BUMS TROUPE, JACK MICHELIN AND LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI  and if you think she can teach, just wait till you hear her read! 

Celeste Helene Schantz: Has been participating in these same workshops with MJ for a while now . From what she's shared there, she clearly has what it takes! However, clearly the pieces she has shared have been "in development"and may  not have been her best examples at the time. There are a number of other events that conflict with the readings series the group runs so I don't make it there too often and have not yet heard Celeste give a true reading. This will be my first chance to do so too so I won't try and influence you other that the fact that MJ is willing to read with her and that has to tell you something doesn't it? 

This event will be held at Writer's and Books:740 University Ave. Rochester,NY 14607-1259.
 You have the date and time. Don't Miss this one! I'm not sure who is in June but please also come back on July 9th 2013 when the series will host poets Marie Starr  and "Laughing" Larry Berger (AKA: ME!)  and see if we measure up!  

See you next time!  

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