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Reading with Royer + Tetreault + Voet

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

St. Rocco’s Readings for the Dispossessed welcomes you to our penultimate reading at the College of Saint Rose Centennial Hall.
An afternoon of readings to welcome Ric Royer and his “Niagara Falls, NY” book tour to Albany, with Elliot Tetreault and Sof Voet. Surprise musical guest TBA.
Gather at 4pm. Readings begin promptly at 4:30pm.
At “MidKnight Eats” in Centennial Hall at the College of Saint Rose.
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Ric Royer is a writer of performance and a performer of writing. His latest book, Niagara Falls, NY was published by Pig Roast Publishing in 2023. He currently lives in the Catskills where he runs Model City Books.
Elliot Tetreault is a nonfiction writer whose work focuses on queer and trans experience, place, and community. They hold an MFA in creative nonfiction from Emerson College and PhD in rhetoric and composition from the University of Louisville, and they are currently an Assistant Professor of English and Affiliate Faculty in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at UAlbany. Tetreault is currently working on an academic book project about how activists create rhetorics of care in a “post-truth” political context.
Sof Voet is a queer, trans writer and self-proclaimed cheese curd and custard expert born and raised in northeastern Wisconsin. Much of their writing focuses on Upper Midwestern identity, Indigenous identity, queerness, transness, and displacement. . They studied at University of Wisconsin-Madison and Miami University, and are currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English (Writing Practices) at SUNY University at Albany. Voet is the Editor in Chief at Barzakh. Outside of academics, they can be found trying to befriend the local dogs. They currently live in Albany, New York with their partner and their Samoyed puppy, Tofu.
Ric Royer
Elliot Tetreault
Sof Voet
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ABOUT “Niagara Falls, NY”
A utopian society turned toxic waste dump, fecophiliac Trekkies, septuagenarian slasher movie addicts, a dungeon beneath a roadside motel, a casino slime party – these are the images that populate Niagara Falls, NY, Ric Royer’s absurdist excursion through the no-place where the ghosts of honeymoons past meet the ravages of American industry.


February 10
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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