Write Thing - Peter Conners

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September 13, 2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Kent JohnsonThursday, September 13, 2012

Peter Conners, poet, fiction writer, director of BOA Editions, author of Growing Up Dead (a memoir of touring with the Grateful Dead)

Peter Conners is author of the memoir, Growing Up Dead: The Hallucinated Confessions of a Teenage Deadhead (Da Capo Press, 2009). His new book, White Hand Society: The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary & Allen Ginsberg, was published by City Lights in November 2010. He is currently at work on a documentary film and an oral history book about jam and festival bands titled JAMerica. JAMerica will be published by Da Capo Press in fall 2013.  His other books include the novella Emily Ate the Wind (Marick Press), and three books published by Buffalo area publishers, the prose poetry collections Of Whiskey and Winter (White Pine Press), The Crows Were Laughing in their Trees (White Pine Press), and PP/FF: An Anthology (Starcherone Books). He lives in Rochester, New York where he works as Publisher of the not-for-profit literary press BOA Editions.

All readings are 7 p.m. Thursdays in the Academic Commons, Fourth Floor, Main Building. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments are available.

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Medaille College's Write Thing Reading Series just might be one of the most eclectic visiting artist series at any educational institution in Buffalo. Each semester, Medaille invites from 3 to 6 published poets and fiction writers to campus for readings and/or class visits. Students at Medaille have the unique chance to meet up close and personal with Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award finalists, Guggenheim Fellowship recipients, and some of the most renowned international writers of today - as well as up-and-coming younger writers.

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