Quatroche to share his prose at Homecoming presentation

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Vincent Quatroche

Vincent Quatroche

Alumni returning to campus for Homecoming are invited to celebrate the weekend with Vincent Quatroche and the SUNY Fredonia Department of Communication.

Mr. Quatroche will offer a reading/presentation of his creative projects.

Many Fredonia students and alumni know Quatroche best as a full-time lecturer in the Department of Communication, but he has had a long and varied career as a creative artist as well. Those are the aspects of his career that will come into focus with this performance on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. in McEwen Hall Room 201.

Quatroche is a published author of multiple creative projects, including numerous books and audio/video recordings. His poetry has been distributed widely throughout the United States and abroad. A profile of his work has been featured on PBS and NPR.

His latest book, “3 Nylon Lemons,” was published in August. His style and work have been described as “difficult to summarize … Fiercely independent and militantly individual. Audiences will have the opportunity to witness a remarkably unique voice that is consistently defiant and challenging. You can expect from his public performances a one-of-a-kind singular event ignited by the context of the moment.”

As Quatroche – with his usual dry wit — puts it, he has been "creating and publishing in book, audio and video formats for the past 30 years … and largely ignored in the U.S. and abroad." He is a veteran of the New York City poetry scene at venues such as Otto's Shrunken Head, The Stark, the Jujo Tea Lounge and the Nightingale.

An alumnus of SUNY Fredonia (B.A. in English, M.S. in Education), he has taught at SUNY Fredonia since the late 1980s and also at Jamestown Community College, Empire College System (as an adult mentor) and for Erie 2 BOCES at the Chautauqua County Jail.

Light refreshments will be served. Attendees are encouraged to stay, renew acquaintances and enjoy a meet-and-greet after the presentation. If McEwen Hall Room 201 is being used for Civil Service exams at 2 p.m., Quatroche’s presentation will be moved across the hall to Room 202.

For more information, contact Department of Communication Associate Professor Elmer Ploetz here or (716) 984-7503.

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