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Dine & Rhyme

The 24th Annual Dine & Rhyme

Oct. 8, 2021 at 7:30- 9 PM EST

In-person at the Rochester Academy of Medicine & via live-stream and 32Auctions

Dine & Rhyme is BOA's one-and-only annual fundraising event. This year will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Poulin Prize, named in honor of BOA's late founder, A. Poulin, Jr. The event will feature poetry readings and book signings from poets Chen Chen, Keetje Kuipers, and Geffrey Davis, and a celebratory video about the Poulin Prize.

Dine & Rhyme is a night to celebrate BOA's past, present, and future and to support the work that BOA is doing to diversify and expand the literary landscape. All Dine & Rhyme proceeds support BOA's mission to bring exceptional and essential works of literature to the public.

Purchase your Dine & Rhyme tickets using the form below. If your business would like to sponsor this event, our sponsorship opportunities are now live here. Feel free to contact Genevieve Hartman for more information. 

The Silent Auction will go live on September 24th, 2021.

Thank you to our generous 2021 Sponsors & Donors! 

2021 Premier Sponsors

House Digital

2021 Feature Sponsors

Century Liquor & Wine
Canandaigua National Bank & Trust
Pittsford Family Dental
Rochester Area Community Foundation 
St. John Fisher College - School of Arts and Sciences
Three Heads Brewing Company

2021 Auction Donors

Academy of American Poets
Carolyn Forche
David St. John
The Georgia Review
Gettysburg Review
Geva Theatre
Grant Holcomb
Hudson Review
JCC Centerstage
Kenyon Review
The Little Theatre
Max Rochester
Meg Reddington
New England Review
Paris Review
Pinnacle Wine & Liquor
Poets and Writers
Prairie Schooner
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra 
Rootstock Ciderworks
Scott Miller Salon and Spa
SCN Hospitality
Strong Museum
Stuart Dybek
Threepenny Review
Writers and Books
The Writer's Center 


 Visit our blog for details about our 23rd annual Dine & Rhyme or to watch the event recording.