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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 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019

Jump-start your writing year by spending an invigorating week at Writers & Books. Perfect for getting those gears turning, each evening will feature a different teaching artist. In this course, we’ll

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July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019

Jump-start your writing year by spending an invigorating week at Writers & Books. Perfect for getting those gears turning, each evening will feature a different teaching artist. Ignite or re-energize

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Recurring weekly on Monday

Are you struggling to fit writing into your young professional life? Do you like low-stress creative environments? Are you looking for other writers your age to befriend? We welcome writers of all

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July 25, 2019

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, 2019

Hosted by Kevin Markman

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

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August 1, 2019

A young woman ventures to the four corners of the earth to rescue her love and reclaim that which was hers. Hnossa continues their summer series of encore performances with their critically acclaimed

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Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday

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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August 1, 2019

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Hosted by Tate DeCaro and Meredith Smith

The Book Thieves is a group of young professionals who enjoy eating, drinking, and most importantly, talking about books. We are about

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August 2, 2019

It's First Friday, so come take a book home or come sit in and WRITE! Every First Friday, we’re offering a discount in our bookstore: $3 paperbacks, $5 hardcovers, and $10 past Rochester Reads books.

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August 3, 2019

Lauren Acampora’s acclaimed short story collection The Wonder Garden earned her comparisons to Wharton, Cheever and O’Connor. Now she delivers her electrifying debut novel The Paper Wasp, which tells

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August 3, 2019

The focus of the Veterans Writing Group is creative nonfiction, drawn from the wartime and peacetime experiences of veterans and their family members. Prompts are used to generate original writing.

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until September 9, 2019

The deep end is fine here, so we don’t have to stay in the safe shallows. If you love writing, especially “edgy” stuff, bring it. In all good writing, we benefit from many perspectives, willing to

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until September 9, 2019

The deep end is fine here, so we don’t have to stay in the safe shallows. If you love writing, especially “edgy” stuff, bring it. In all good writing, we benefit from many perspectives, willing to

more

August 7, 2019

Join film critic Jack Garner for a discussion of film adaptations of books. What does it take to make a successful adaptation of a book? How have things gone diasterously wrong? We’ll take a look at

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August 8, 2019

South of Little Rock is a story of love, hate, fear, and courage as the residents of a small town in southern Arkansas deal with change during the Little Rock Central High School desegregation crisis

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August 10, 2019

Poetry in the Pines is an outdoor reading and discussion group held in the pine forest of the Cummings Nature Center in Naples, NY. It is a reading group for readers without the time to read:

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August 13, 2019

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

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August 22, 2019

Come Fly with Me by Barbara Braverman is a memoir in poetry, beginning with the struggles of an immigrant family to the marriage and break up of her parents. Childhood experiences seared in memory,

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August 22, 2019

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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August 22, 2019

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

more

August 26, 2019

Hosted by Kevin Markman

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

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August 29, 2019

Drawing from blues, cabaret and art song, the performance ensemble Dead Metaphor Cabaret, led by Curt and Nani Nehring Bliss, explores the fruitful territory that borders music and poetry. For well

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September 6, 2019

It's First Friday, so come take a book home or come sit in and WRITE! Every First Friday, we’re offering a discount in our bookstore: $3 paperbacks, $5 hardcovers, and $10 past Rochester Reads books.

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September 7, 2019

The focus of the Veterans Writing Group is creative nonfiction, drawn from the wartime and peacetime experiences of veterans and their family members. Prompts are used to generate original writing.

more

September 10, 2019

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

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September 26, 2019

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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September 26, 2019

A young man learns of love and change at the hands of a mysterious young woman and a wood of ancient spirits. Hnossaconcludes their series of encore performances with a return of their first show

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September 30, 2019

Hosted by Kevin Markman

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

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