Rochester's literary scene is as rich as any other area of its arts, boasting a large number of authors and poets, many of whom are known nationally and internationally. The Beets is a group of poets made up of Tricia Asklar, Jan Wenk Cedras, Charlie Coté, Kitty Jospé, Paulette Swartzfager, and Sally Bittner Bonn, who have been writing together for the past six years, and have collaborated with PUSH Physical Theatre and worked on a play performance at MuCCC. Collectively, the individuals have been published in more than 100 journals, chapbooks, and anthologies, and have read their work at countless venues.
Cedras and Asklar will soon be leaving our city, but you can join The Beets in honoring them as they set out on new adventures. A farewell reading will be held on Thursday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m., at Writers & Books (740 University Ave.). The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 473-2590 or visit wab.org.