RHBA Member Jere Fletcher is the featured poet/writer for October of the Rochester Poets Reading Series.
This monthly reading features guest poets and writers and is followed by an open mic session, where short fiction writers, musicians, singers, comics and even dancers are welcome to participate.
Founded in 1922, Rochester Poets is the oldest literary organization in the upstate New York Region.
Sunday October 18 – 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Brighton Library – Learning Center meeting room
2300 Elmwood Avenue. Rochester, NY 14618.
About Jere Fletcher
Ever since Jere studied writing in college with E.L. Doctorow and June Jordan, he wanted to write in the worst way. Friends and family were quick to tell him he already did.
Persevering, he got his work rejected by The New Yorker magazine, more than once, along with rejections from several other literary publications. Nonetheless, people have come out to hear him read, even repeatedly.
Jere informally edited poetry for about 16 years, and twice visited (but did not study at) a writers’ conference in Vermont. He has attended numerous readings by other poets and writers, including Louis Simpson, Bill Matthews, Carolyn Forché, Dorianne Laux, and Nin Andrews.
Various Rochester professionals and health care facilities have purchased his landscape photography.
Jere also served in the Rochester Hispanic Business Association Board of Directors for several years.
A former trial lawyer, Jere continues to represent and advocate for people in other capacities.