On Sunday, May 21st at 7 pm, Waterline Writers features David Berner, Corey Dillard, Dan Klefstad, Christopher Kuhl & Donna Pucciani.
Corey Dillard makes full use of his superhero spoken word skills to take on the dual identities he can’t escape — leaping obstacles, skirting quicksand, and dodging the landmines of racial identity in America with a courage, vulnerability and dexterity that few have managed. Christopher Kuhl’s poetry gently underscores the roles of locale, memory and gender identity in the importance of one’s sense of place. Donna Pucciani returns from a season abroad in time to share from her seventh collection, EDGES, poetry about those who’ve been important in shaping her life. David Berner returns with a new memoir, October Song, in which he almost misses his chance to fulfill the singer-songwriter aspect of his identity for the second time. And, intriguingly, Dan Klefstad’s new novel Shepherd and the Professor is, according to its narrator, “not a story about anything, really, other than how one person can derail another’s life without trying, but who can help put it back on track by trying just a little.”
Other writers can join the 5-minute-limit Open Mic at 8:30. Admission is $5/$3 students. Join us in the art gallery at Water Street Studios 160 S. Water Street, Batavia, and enjoy the evening with wine and beer from Solemn Oath Brewery and Bright Angel Wines ($5), and artisanal meats and cheeses from The Market at Gaetano’s! Wooden Writers will sell hand-tooled pens, $15-$75, cash/check only.