William has been given readings and published his poems in numerous publications, including Ploughshares, Poetry Now, Country Journal, Off Course, Niagara Magazine, Aurora, Longhouse; in the anthologies On Turtle’s Back: A Biogeographic Anthology of New York State Poetry and Finding the Way Home: Poems of Awakening and Transformation. The last two are available from White Pine press of Buffalo, NY. William has published three books: Ravine Street, from White Pine Press; Bold Cities and Golden Plains from FootHills press; and the self-published Walking Home from the Eastman House.
He has performed stories for audiences of all ages, from pre-school to adults ,in schools, libraries recreation centers, museums and libraries telling legends, folk tales and his own works, (including documented historical treatments of such figures as Mary Jemison, Daniel Boone, Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony). He was the featured storyteller for the Rochester Museum and Science Center during the first exhibit of animatronic dinosaurs, and the featured storyteller for the city of Rochester’s summer recreation program, performing at every recreation center in the city; he has told stories at National Women’s Hall of Fame, WXX I, the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, the Rochester Museum and Science Center, the Greece Historical Society, the University of Rochester, Nazareth College, Monroe Community College, St/ John Fisher, Hobart and William Smith, Corning Community College, the Burroughs Audubon Society, the YWCA, Nazareth Arts Center and the AAUW Perkins Mansion.
In addition to teaching ESL for 26 years for BOCES, William has taught the uses writing and storytelling to adults, particularly how storytelling can enhance the teaching of English as a second language to non-native speakers. He has done numerous workshops and teacher trainings for the Rochester City School District, Monroe-2 BOCES, OCM BOCES and the Spencerport School district.
Since 2014, William has been writing fiction, which has appeared in such diverse place as Indiana Voice Journal, Midway, Crack the Spine Literary Magazine, Sick Li,t Hypertext and BlazeVOX. Since that time he has served as assistant editor for Narrative Magazine, and has written over 500 manuscript critiques for the publication.
William can be reached at 585 467 9510 • firstname.lastname@example.org