Literature Program

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Earth's Daughters Collective

Emanuel Fried & Gary Earl Ross


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This free monthly series of poetry and prose readings, conceived and organized by ryki zuckerman, will showcase distinguished local writers who have long contributed to Buffalo's literary life. The series (which will continue monthly on the second Wednesday of each month) kicks off with the double bill of playwright, novelist, and actor Emanuel Fried and writer and playwright Gary Earl Ross, both reading from their own prose.

Author of several books, including the plays Elegy for Stanley Gorski and Drophammer, as well as Meshugah & Other Stories, a collection of short fiction, Fried is Professor Emeritus of English at Buffalo State College. He has won numerous awards, including Pushcart Press Outstanding Story of the Year for “The Junkman Sings in Spring,” an Artie as Best Actor for his performance in Visiting Mr. Green, and the Peace Award from the WNY Peace Center for lifetime dedication “to the cause of peace and the struggle for social justice.” For standing up to HUAC in the 1950s he received a congratulatory letter from Albert Einstein. Manny appeared most recently in Tuesdays with Morrie at Studio Arena Theatre, and his most famous play, The Dodo Bird, is being revived by Road Less Traveled Productions this September 8-October 8.

Gary Earl Ross, an associate professor at the UB Educational Opportunity Center, is the prolific author of over 100 short stories, including an award-winning collection The Wheel of Desire & Other Intimate Hauntings. His stage mystery Matter of Intent played to sold-out houses and standing ovations at Ujima Company's TheaterLoft in 2005, and went on to win an Edgar Award.

Earth's Daughters magazine—the oldest continuously published feminist literary arts periodical in the U.S.—is currently celebrating its 35th year. This series is co-sponsored by Hallwalls, Just Buffalo, and the UB Poetry Collection.

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September, 2006 - 2006