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Writers & Books

Writers & Books is a non profit literary center that promotes reading and writing as life-long activities for people of all ages and background.

Facility Info

  • Reception Capacity 75
  • Banquet Capacity 75

July 21, 2017

Hot Fun in the Summertime! Stories about water sports, camping trips, family reunions, and other disasters. After a bleak Rochester winter, who doesn’t look forward to summer vacation? We head to

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Gell Summer Intensive
Location: Location of Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat

In these one-day intensive workshops, students will immerse themselves in the study of their chosen genre with some of

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July 24, 2017

Are you struggling to fit into your young professional life? Did you just graduate from college, or does it sometimes feel like you’re too busy to be creative? Do you like low-stress creative

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Recurring weekly on Monday

Writers, Ink.: Young Professionals’ Writing Group


Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.

Are you struggling to fit into your young professional life? Did you just graduate from college, or does it

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Recurring monthly on the 4th Thursday until November 23, 2017

History Reading Salon: Rural Electrification USA

Hosted by: Steve Huff

Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.

Join Writers & Books’ history buffs as they explore the big issues and personalities of

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July 27, 2017

Join Writers & Books’ history buffs as they explore the big issues and personalities of history. We do not choose particular books, only subjects. You can read any book or other material on the

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July 29, 2017

Calling all wizarding families! A Night at Hogwarts returns, and this year we’re making it a family affair

Walk through Platform 9 3/4, be sorted into your house, and then join the fun of celebrating

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July 31, 2017

Join us for the “Last Mondays” Stand-up Comedy Open Mic in our wonderful performance space! Anyone interested gets 5 to 7 minutes of stage time. Come to perform or just watch. Comics are great but we

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July 31, 2017

Are you struggling to fit into your young professional life? Did you just graduate from college, or does it sometimes feel like you’re too busy to be creative? Do you like low-stress creative

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August 3, 2017

The Book Thieves is a group of young “professionals” who enjoy eating, drinking and most importantly, talking about books. We are about as relaxed a YP group as they come, so don’t be intimidated!

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Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday until December 7, 2017

The Book Thieves: Young Professionals’ Book Club

Hosted by: Tate DeCaro, Dan Herd, & Chris Fanning

Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.

The Book Thieves is a group of young “professionals” who enjoy

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Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday until August 4, 2017

Writers & Books is proud to participate in First Friday each month. We pick a theme and put out snacks, you come and enjoy our building. Peruse the bookstore, pick up a catalog and participate in

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August 7, 2017

A movie adaptation of the much-loved Dark Tower series by Stephen King is on its way! Of course, mysteries and questions abound—will this adaptation stay true to the book? Will it strike out its own

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August 7, 2017

Are you struggling to fit into your young professional life? Did you just graduate from college, or does it sometimes feel like you’re too busy to be creative? Do you like low-stress creative

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August 8, 2017

Share your writing with other seniors in a comfortable atmosphere at Writers & Books.

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August 8, 2017

Prose writers of short fiction, memoir, essays, prose poem, chapters from longer works are welcome to read. Our only requirement is that your piece be under 2000 words.

For more information, contact

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August 14, 2017

Are you struggling to fit into your young professional life? Did you just graduate from college, or does it sometimes feel like you’re too busy to be creative? Do you like low-stress creative

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August 15, 2017

A workshop where we come together to explore the impact of writing poetry on our personal growth, where we discuss trauma and mental health with a focus on personal reflection. We will provide a space

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August 17, 2017

Let’s take literature back to the streets. Join us at bars and coffee shops around the city. Listen to the talented writers from around the region as they dazzle you with their work. Featured

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August 21, 2017

Walk the field, then enjoy a Rochester Red Wings / Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders game… AND support Writers & Books!

Families can walk the field before the game, then enjoy the ball game from the

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August 21, 2017

Are you struggling to fit into your young professional life? Did you just graduate from college, or does it sometimes feel like you’re too busy to be creative? Do you like low-stress creative

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August 24, 2017

Join Writers & Books’ history buffs as they explore the big issues and personalities of history. We do not choose particular books, only subjects. You can read any book or other material on the

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What’s happening in the North? How soon until Winter actually arrives? Will we add another title to Daenerys’ already insanely long name? Hang out with other fans of the show and books to talk all

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