Writers & Books has teamed with BOA Editions Ltd. to launch Tuesdays with BOA, a virtual reading and conversation series showcasing some of today’s most exciting authors. Tuesdays with BOA is free to the public.
Writers & Books is Rochester’s nonprofit center for the literary arts, while BOA Editions is an iconic Rochester-based publisher of poetry and literary works. Michael Waters will kick off the series on Sept. 15, from 7:30 to 8 p.m., reading from and discussing his new collection of poems, “Caw.” Waters has written 12 books of poems and has been the editor or co-editor of six anthologies, including “Contemporary American Poetry.”
On Sept. 27, from 7:30 to 8 p.m., Elana Bell will present selected poems from her new collection, “Mother Country,” a nuanced examination of the intricacies of the mother-daughter relationship, followed by a conversation with BOA Editions publisher Peter Conners.
BOA Editions is an independent nonprofit publisher of contemporary poetry and literary fiction founded in 1976 by A. Poulin Jr. to provide a venue for both new and established poets. BOA has released more than 300 titles.
Writers & Books is one of the oldest and largest community-based literary centers in the nation and the only one of its kind in the Greater Rochester area. The organization engages youth and adults with the literary arts through workshops; readings; presentations; and Ampersand Books, an independent bookshop.