Authors Vida Cross, Lynne Handy, Wayne E. Johnson, Kurt Luchs and Chris Reid will be featured at the next Waterline Writers event at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19.

You don't have to be a writer to enjoy Vida Cross's "Bronzeville at Night: 1949," inspired by the paintings of Archibald J. Motley, Jr., or to catch Lynne Handy's fascinating characters, about to slip from the brink of "Where The River Runs Deep." And don't let the title fool you, not all of Wayne E. Johnson's GI escapades are Rated G in "The Militarized Zone: What Did You Do In The Army, Grandpa?"

Humor writer Kurt Luchs shares a couple of cathartic letters from hell -- and from "It's Funny Until Someone Loses an Eye (Then It's Really Funny)." And Chris Reid's spoken word poems speak to all, but they are betting writers will especially love them!

You'll have the opportunity to purchase an author's book, beer from Solemn Oath Brewery, wine from Bright Angel Wines, a hand-tooled pen from Wooden Writers or a hand-constructed book from Tieri Ton. They also offer food from The Market at Gaetano's and desserts from Limestone Coffee & Tea.

Everyone is welcome! Writers may bring a 5-minute piece to share at the 8:30 p.m. Open Mic or visit and follow the submission guidelines to be considered as a future featured writer.

Waterline Writers meets at 7 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month, September to May, in the art gallery at Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water St. in Batavia. For information, contact or visit Follow Waterline Writers at or