New Orleans-Rochester Poetry Series Presents Mark Yakich
Noted poet and author will present poetry reading and writing workshop
Sept. 18, 2009
by William Dube
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Mark Yakich, the award-winning poet and author of Unrelated Individuals Forming a Group Waiting to Cross and the Importance of Peeling Potatoes in the Ukraine, will discuss his writing process and read selections from his works during a visit to Rochester on Sept. 24.
Yakich will conduct a writing workshop from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Rochester Institute of Technology and hold a poetry reading from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at St. John Fisher College. Both events are free and open to the public.
His visit is part of a unique arts and cultural collaboration between Rochester and New Orleans which sponsors artistic exchanges between the two cities to enhance cultural understanding and community partnership.
Yakich’s visit to Rochester is co-sponsored by RIT’s Department of English and St. John Fisher College’s Arts Minor Program. It is funded by Poets & Writers Inc. and the New York State Council on the Arts.
When: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24
Where: Liberal Arts Faculty Commons, Building 6, room 1251, RIT
When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 24
Where: Golisano Gateway, Middle Level Room, St. John Fisher College