Our first event with the Rochester Cocktail Revival was held Sunday May 7 at Cheshire cocktail bar, and it was a great time for our readers and sold-our audience. The stories ranged from the poignant to the funny, and the cocktails ranged from the delicious to the very delicious. We look forward to teaming up with the Rochester Cocktail Revival for their 2018 event.
If you missed the May Speak Easy, don’t worry! We have a similar Speak Easy at Cheshire on the second Sunday of each month, and conveniently, there are wonderful hand-crafted classic cocktails to be enjoyed at each one. Check out our Events calendar for more information and to purchase tickets.
Next up, though, on June 8, Rochester Spoken Word teams up with Writers & Books to present Listening to the Future: An Evening of Prose and Poetry by Area High School Students. Ten readers in 9th – 12th grade will share their short works. It’s a free event, but tickets are required and can be ordered here. We hope you come out and support these young writers.
Please be sure to check out the pictures from the May Speak Easy below, and don’t forget to sign up for our mailing list so you know what’s coming up!
Lineup for Speak Easy No. 5, Sunday 5/7/2017 at Cheshire: What Noise Does a Whale Make? — Kevin Watt
Excerpt from Years of Joy, Days of Grace — Howard Marc Solomon Heaven and Earth — Evvy Fanning Foregone — Rob Shelton The Big Melt — Justin Brucker
Excerpt from Life in Progress — Stacey Freed Cold Intimacies — David Holloway Setting the Record Straight — Scott Seifritz Thinking Ahead — Kate Mapother
Special Thanks To:
Julio Nieves — MC
Mark Widman — Photography (nomadic.photography)
Rob Marriage, Kevin Watt, and Kate Mapother — Website and social media assistance