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Dine & Rhyme

Dine & Rhyme 2024: An Evening of Poetry and Performance

Date: Thursday, September 26, 2024
Time: 7 PM - 9 PM
Venue: The Jackrabbit Club, 40 Anderson Ave, Rochester, NY

Event Highlights

Join us for a memorable evening at Dine & Rhyme 2024, celebrating the art of poetry and performance. This year's event promises a rich blend of spoken word, dance, and music, featuring acclaimed poet Kazim Ali.

Featured Presenter: Kazim Ali

Kazim Ali will introduce us to Black Buffalo Woman: An Introduction to the Poetry & Poetics of Lucille Clifton. Don't miss this unique opportunity to hear Kazim Ali's insights and experiences.

Master of Ceremonies: Thomas Warfield

Thomas Warfield will guide us through the evening, ensuring a seamless and engaging experience. He will also encourage donations and bidding on exciting auction items.


  • Dance Performance: Vitolio Jeune will captivate with a dance choreographed to a poem.
  • Jazz Performance: Talented students from the Eastman School of Music will set the mood with jazz performances before and after the program.


  1. Welcome by MC
  2. Presentation by Kazim Ali
  3. Interview with Kazim Ali (Conducted by Tony Leuzzi)
  4. Refreshments and Book Signing


Participate in our live auction and bid on exclusive items, including a $300 gift card for Avvino Restaurant and artwork from Dale Klein.


  • Standard Ticket: $50
  • Student Ticket: $25

Purchase your tickets now and secure your spot at this exceptional event!

Sponsorship and Promotion

We invite previous sponsors and new partners to support this event. For sponsorship opportunities and promotional collaborations, please contact:

Benjamin Thompson

Director of Development & Publicity

O: 585-546-3410 


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