This is the on-going (during the academic year) series at the College of St. Rose, but only the first one I've been able to get to this year, mainly because most of the readings are held on the third Thursday of the month when I am hosting a monthly open mic at the Social Justice Center. The curator & host of the series is Daniel Nester.
Darin Strauss was introduced by his old buddy, Dan Nester. Darin is a writer of short fiction, novels & memoir (even at his young age); tonight he read from a new short story currently in search of a publisher, "The Comprehensive Strategy," a story of 2 high school freshmen trying to crash the pool party of a cheerleader one of the guys has a crush on. He proved once again that a sure-fire way to get a laugh is to use the word "boner," it appeals to all generations of listeners. For the reading he enlisted the help of students Matthew Allegretti & Juliet Barney to read the lines of the other characters in the story.
There are still more events in Frequency North at the College of St. Rose, so check it out at the website.