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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) 428-8451
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.