Rochester Public Library presents:
Poetry Through the Generations
Join us at the Library on Wednesday, November 1st at 6pm to enjoy an evening of poetry featuring four poets, each representing a different age group. The evening will include readings from: Samantha Fitzpatrick, Mackenzie Brisson, Julian Long, and Ed Pacht.
An open mic will follow. All are invited to attend and participate.
This event is free.
From Samantha: "My poetry is almost always linked to my reckless emotion, lead by what has happened in my life. Itís my vent for what I canít put into words to peopleís faces. Itís where I put my opinions and so much about me, thatís why most of my work remains unedited until I want to enter it into something. My poetry started rather recently in comparison to my narrative writing, coming this past year while Iíve been in narrative since elementary school."
|Mackenzie Brisson is
currently an online student at Regent University. She
lives at home, and works occasionally as a substitute
teacher. She holds several local town offices and is
very politically active. An interesting thing about
Mackenzie is that she was homeschooled grades K-12. She
rides horses and loves to read. She has participated in
poetry for several years, placing in almost every
contest. Her future plans include graduating law school
and being elected to Congress. Mackenzieís favorite ice
cream is Mint Chocolate Chip.
|J. L. Long
(http://www.jllongwrites.com) lives in
Dover, New Hampshire with his spouse, two cats, and
crushing student loan debt. He has the hugest possible
writer crush on Shirley Jackson, and his fictional
boyfriend is Agatha Christieís Hercule
Poirot. Julian has written pieces for some small
local newspapers and special interest zines and
regularly reads his work at the monthly Rochester
Writers Night. When not writing, he enjoys reading,
watching detective shows, petting his cats, and playing
infinite levels of Super Mario Maker.
|Ed Pacht is an
eccentric 75 year old widower living alone with
thousands of books in an old woolen mill that was
converted into warehousing for antiques like him.
He and his late wife came to Rochester in 1980 to pastor
a tiny church (now defunct), and he is still here after
many changes, including the death of his wife, the
closure of his church, two other churches, countless
menial jobs, and eight different residences in and
around Rochester. Ed is now an Anglican layman,
editing the diocesan newsletter, and, in effect, a full
time writer and performance poet, appearing at NH
Renaissance Faire (as Brother Sylvan, Wandering Bard)
and at several of the many open mike poetry events in
the area. He self-publishes his poetry and short
stories in a series of chapbooks (booklets of about 50
pages) and has released four books through Lulu Press:
two full-length: Sylvanus Anonymus of the Greenfriars (a
novel with a Medieval setting), and Strafford in the
Flow of Time (poems and photos of that town); as well as
two novellas, The House on Brownís Hill and Runaway.