The Little Theatre and Writers & Books Present Authors Aloud! with Authors David White and Len Messineo on March 5th

Release Date: 
Tue, 02/26/2013

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Rochester, NY (February 26, 2013) — The Little Theatre and Writers & Books kick off their Authors Aloud! reading series with authors David White and Len Messineo on Tuesday, March 5 from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Little Theatre Café. Authors Aloud!, a monthly series where two area authors read and discuss their work, is free and open to the public.

Author of The Hairy Lollipop and Other Poems, David White holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Cornell University and teaches at St. John Fisher College. His main area of research is Bishop Butler, and his new edition of the Works of Bishop Butler was published last year by the University of Rochester Press. A past president of the New York State Philosophical Association, White has been an organizer of Philosophy Day at UNESCO on the Fisher campus for the past four years. He maintains a website dedicated to Bishop Butler Studies, and hosts the Bertrand Russell Society meetings at Writers & Books where he has taught classes on Sherlock Holmes, Moby Dick, and Inherit the Wind.

Len Messineo has published fiction in Shenandoah, The Sun, Tennessee Review, Rosebud, Midwest Quarterly, and many others. His short stories have twice been nominated for inclusion in the Pushcart Prize Stories, and one of his plays was selected for Geva Theatre’s Regional Playwrights Festival. He has been teaching at Writers & Books for many years. Messineo earned his MFA from Wichita State University and his MA in playwriting and directing from St. Louis University.

Calendar Listing:
The Little Theatre and Writers & Books present “Authors Aloud”
David White and Len Messineo are the featured writers reading from their work in March.
Tuesday, March 5th
Time: 8-9pm in the Little Café
Cost: Free

About the Little Theatre Film Society
The Little Theatre opened in 1929 and established not-for-profit status in 1998. The non-profit screens more than 100 American independent and foreign films for the greater Rochester community each year. It also hosts a varied slate of art shows, film festivals and series, and music throughout the year. The Little provides filmmakers, local musicians, and fine artists a professional space to share their visions with a diverse audience and to discuss their work through educational talkbacks.

About Writers & Books
Writers & Books, Rochester's community literary center, inspires and instructs over 25,000 people each year through a wide array of offerings in nearly every literary genre. Believing that the written and spoken word are central to our lives and culture, Writers & Books celebrates, promotes and works to make them available to all. Writers & Books is located at 740 University Avenue, near Atlantic Avenue in the Neighborhood of the Arts.