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Peter Conners to read at Medaille College tonight

Medaille College's The Write Thing literary series launches its fall season this Thursday at 7 p.m. with a reading by Rochester-based poet, fiction writer, memoirist and editor/publisher Peter Conners.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the college's Academic Commons, located on the Fourth Floor of the Main Building on Medaille's Buffalo campus, 18 Agassiz Circle (off of the Scajaquada Expressway near Parkside Avenue).  

Conners is the editor and publisher of BOA Editions, Ltd.—one of America’s best known and most honored independent presses.  He is the author of the prose poetry collections "Of Whiskey and Winter” (White Pine Press), “The Crows Were Laughing in their Trees” (White Pine Press), the critically-acclaimed memoir “Growing Up Dead: The Hallucinated Confessions of a Teenage Deadhead” (Da Capo Press, 2009), and the non-fiction study “ White Hand Society: The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary & Allen Ginsberg” (City Lights Books, 2010).

He is also the editor of "PP/FF: An Anthology" (Starcherone Books, 2006), an influential collection  of writings that explored the commonalities and differences between the long-established prose poem form and the emerging genre of flash fiction.

Conners' current projects include a documentary film and an oral history book about jam music and jam festival bands titled "JAMerica," to be published by Da Capo Press in the fall of 2013.

--R.D. Pohl 

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