The Writers Salon

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The Writers Salon returns in July 2022! 

Some previous authors include Robert Bensen, Bertha Rogers, George Hovis, Lynne Kemen, Julene Waffle, Marly Youmans, April L. Ford, Alice Lichtenstein, Daniel Payne, Tom Travisano, Gary Koutnik, Mike Tamburrino, Pam Strother, Harry Barnes, Jim Louden, Brent Delanoy, Carol Ohmart Behan, Cheryl Petersen, Mona Sen, Leslie T. Sharpe, Jo Mish, Kirby Olson, Deborah Blake, Michael Blaine, Austin Bunn, Libby Cudmore, Jennifer R. Donohue, the Oneonta Freewriters, Ginnah Howard, Adrienne Martini, Jim Mullen, Gustavo Arango, Maya Chinchilla, Shannon Delaney, Chuck D’Imperio, Swamiji Tirtha, David Mills, Lisa Wujnovich, and the Smithy Writers’ Circle.

Past Events

November 18th Salon:
Roger W. Hecht

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Roger W. Hecht is the author of two collections of poetry: Talking Pictures (Cervena Barva Press) and a recently published chapbook, Witness Report (Finishing Line Press). Poet Bertha Rogers calls Roger Hecht "a poet unafraid to look at everyday life in the eye and tell the truth of it, in precise and elegant language." Poet Robert Bensen writes that Hecht's poems "create and shape a better, clearer vision." A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, his poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Yes, Poetry, Puerto del Sol, The Piltdown Review, Diagram, and many other journals. His other books include The Erie Canal Reader (Syracuse UP) and Farmers Awake! Rally Songs and Poems from New York's Anti-Rent War (Delaware Historical Society). He is an Assistant Professor of English at SUNY Oneonta, where he teaches literature and creative writing.

Join Zoom Meeting (7:15-9:00 pm)

Previous Writers Salon:
Vicki Whicker & Lisa Wujnovich

Vicki Whicker, poet and photographer, is a member of the Los Angeles Poets and Writers Collective and Bright Hill Press’s Seeing Things Workshop. Her writing credits include Entropy Magazine, Pigeon Review, The Nonconformist, La Presa, 12 Los Angeles Poets and Literary Mama, among others. Her poetry and photography appear in the anthology Seeing Things (Woodland Arts Editions, 2020). Her poetry collection, Caught Before Flight (Woodland Arts Editions) was published in 2020. Bucolia, a solo photography show, debuted at The Word and Image Gallery, Bright Hill Press in 2020. Her photography appears in Orion Magazine’s 2021 Autumn issue. 



Lisa Wujnovich is a poet and farmer at Mountain Dell Farm and the author of Fieldwork, Finishing Line Press, and This Place Called Us, Stockport Flats Press. She co-edited: The Lake Rises, poems to and for our bodies of water, Stockport Flats Press. Lisa’s poems have appeared in anthologies and publications, including most recently in Planet in Crisis, FootHills Publishing, Seeing Things: An Anthology of Poetry, Woodland Arts Editions, and Ghost Fishing: An Eco-Justice Poetry Anthology, University of Georgia Press. You can find her poems in NOW Online Journal Festival of Women Writers, The Banyon Review, Snap Dragon: journal of art and healing, La Presa: An International Journal, and MER VOX. Lisa has an MFA in poetry from Drew University.

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