About So Long, and Thanks for All the Fun

For over five years, Scott Seifritz, poured his heart and soul into Rochester Spoken Word and its associated Speak Easy and Listening to the Future reading events. He will be moving to Albuquerque. New Mexico, this summer and taking his love of helping local writers be heard with him. Come on out and hear him read some of his writing along with the writing of some of his favorite readers from the Speak Easy Stage while enjoying the wonderful hand-crafted cocktails and delicious food the Nox Cocktail Bar has to offer.

Rochester Spoken Word

Founded by Scott Seifritz and Evvy Fanning after a number of Old Fashioneds, Rochester Spoken Word was created as a way for local writers to be heard — literally. It was founded upon the belief that there is a rhythm and flow to good writing that can only be identified when a work is read aloud, and that real-time audience feedback is beneficial to a writer in determining whether their words are properly conveying their message. With these tenets in mind, they came up with the idea for the Speak Easy series which mixes two of their favorite pastimes: talking and drinking.