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Dine & Rhyme

BOA's 23rd Annual Dine & Rhyme featuring Aracelis Girmay and Michael Silverblatt!

On Saturday, September 12th, 2020, from 8-10 PM EDT, BOA’s 23rd annual Dine & Rhyme fundraiser will be hosted online via Zoom and 32Auctions! Tickets are available through Eventbrite. This year’s Dine & Rhyme will honor the legacy of esteemed poet Lucille Clifton (1936-2010) and celebrate the publication of How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton, edited by distinguished BOA poet Aracelis Girmay. 

The event features an interview with Girmay and Michael Silverblatt of Bookworm, readings from How to Carry Water, the premiere of a short documentary film on the life and work of Lucille Clifton, the Cornelius Eady Trio performing a musical rendition of Lucille Clifton’s poem “let there be new flowering,” and a silent auction supporting BOA Editions. 

Please email for more information about auction item donations. Find more information about sponsoring Dine & Rhyme here


Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

BOA's staff and board would like to give a very special thank you to all of our sponsors, in-kind sponsors, and auction donors who made last year's event possible. 

Boo Poulin Jewelry
cad red gallery
Canandaigua National Bank
The College at Brockport
Deborah Ronnen Fine Art
Finger Lakes Community College
McNaughton & Gunn
Open Letter Books
Pittsford Family Dental
Richard Margolis Art & Architectural Photography
Rochester Area Community Foundation
St. John Fisher College
Stokes, Visca & Company, LLP
SUNY Geneseo, English Department

2019 In-Kind Sponsors

Century Liquor and Wine
City Blue Imaging Services
House Digital
Julia K Caters
Naomi Nakanishi, Pianist
Rochester Academy of Medicine
Three Heads Brewing

2019 Auction Donors

The Antique Inn Restaurant
Branca Midtown
Brown Hound Bistro
Conscious Wellness
Cure Restaurant & Bar
Dryden Theatre
George Eastman Museum
Good Luck
Grant Holcomb
Iron Smoke Distillery
Lucky Lotus Tattoo
Marketview Liquor
Meg Reddington, LMT
Memorial Art Gallery
Midtown Athletic Club
Open Letter Books
Open Sky Yoga
Pinnacle Wine & Liquor
Richard Margolis Art & Architectural Photography
Rob Tortorella
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Salena's Mexican Restaurant
Scott Miller Salon & Spa
StepMom Magazine
The Strong National Museum of Play
Tom Smith
Trader Joe's
Woodcliff Hotel & Spa
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