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Alumnus/author to speak at Silver Lake Institute

Author and Rochester native Spencer Rhys Hughes, AU Class of 2009, will speak as part of the Stoody Hall Literary Series Saturday, July 26 at 8 p.m. at the Silver Lake Institute, Perry. Spencer’s editor, Rochesterian Joshua Quivey, also will discuss the editing process of a first novel. Hughes will read a selection from the book.

Hughes moved to New York City following graduation.  His debut novel, “No Reflection,” is a story set in modern-day New York about the horrors of our contemporary world and the sanctuaries we can find within it. 

“I have a profound love of horror and science fiction,” says Hughes.

The author’s visit is funded by Poets & Writers, Inc., through a grant program. There is no cost to attend.

Stoody Hall is located at 20 Embury Ave.  For more information, email