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Flour City Readings at The Yards

We're calling our September Flour City Readings event "Further Fringe." An homage to the great arts festival, our rapidly rocketing series is flying alongside the Fringe mother ship this year. If you're looking for something that's just as fringe-y but isn't on the festival calendar (yet), come to Flour City Readings.

The curated series offers audiences the chance to hear top writers from Rochester and beyond. This bi-monthly series, hosted by Yards members Jennifer Kircher Carr and Geoff Graser, features a blend of literary genres and diverse voices. The setting in the gallery at The Yards Art Collective in the Rochester Public Market provides a unique backdrop in a creative space.

Suggested Donations $5-10

September 14 Lineup

Jacob Rakovan

Jacob is the author of the poetry collection “The Devil’s Radio,” a National Endowment of the Arts Fellow in Poetry and a New York Foundation of the Arts Fellow. He is co-curator of the Poetry and Pie Night Reading Series in Upstate NY and is co-owner of the Spirit Room.

Kristen Gentry

Kristen hails from Louisville, KY, and is an associate professor of English at SUNY Geneseo. She is currently completing Mama Said, a collection of linked stories that explore mother-daughter relationships strained by the mothers’ drug addictions.

David Ruekberg

David recently retired after teaching high school English for 32 years. His first book of poetry, Where Is the River Called Pishon? was published by Kelsay Books in 2018, and a second is forthcoming from FutureCycle Press in 2021.

Jen Hinst-White – Visiting Writer - Sound Beach, NY

Jen’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Missouri Review, The Southampton Review, The Common and elsewhere. She is currently completing her first novel, inspired by groundbreaking women in the tattoo industry, and blogs at

Earlier Event: July 14
Bennington College Alum Reading