Presenting the 8th annual Greater Rochester Teen Read, October 23-27, 2017
During these events teens can
enter to win book prizes! Attend an autographing session that will follow the
presentation and refreshments will be provided.
Meet Paul Griffin at the following events:
Wednesday, October 25, 4-5:30 pm
Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County
Kate Gleason Auditorium
115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604, (585)
The Central Library is accessible to people with
disabilities. To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days
prior to the program.
Thursday, October 26, 7-8:30pm
Greece Public Library
2 Vince Tofany Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14612, (585)225-8951
Register for Greece events at www.greecepubliclibrary.org
or call 585-225-8951.
Meet the author
Paul Griffin went to Dartmouth College to major in Film
Studies and English, with the hope he’d make a living writing books and screenplays.
His first job after school was the job that had gotten him through school: dockworker.
He was a dishwasher too (alongside Vin Diesel), a teacher and tutor, butler and
bartender, driver and dog trainer, an EMT and amanuensis. (Look it up. I know I had to.) The hardest and best work
was the teaching. Paul started out with the Creative Arts Team, giving conflict
resolution workshops aimed at stemming the spread of violence, substance abuse
and HIV/AIDS in high schools, juvenile detention centers and alternative education
centers throughout NYC. These days Paul works with awesome organizations like
Behind The Book and Literacy For Incarcerated Teens, and his workshops focus on
helping young men and women tell their life stories as they reach out to
counselors, judges, admissions officers and potential employers. Paul lives in
Manhattan with several maniac dogs and one very patient wife.