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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

Recurring weekly on Saturday until September 8, 2018

These fun, low-cost writing sessions are a great way to get to know your instructors and fellow students, learn something new, and get writing! Without the commitment of our longer classes, free to

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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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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 September 27, 2018

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 material on the subject and join our

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July 28, 2018

An event for all ages! Walk through Platform 9 3/4, be sorted into your house, and then join the fun of celebrating the birthday of The Boy Who Lived! Make a wand, concoct potions, play Quidditch,

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until September 24, 2018

Join us for Last Mondays Comedy Open Mic in our performance space! Come to perform or just to watch. Anyone interested in performing will have 5-7 minutes of stage time.

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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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Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday until September 7, 2018

It's First Friday, so come take a book home! We're offering a discount in our store: $3 paperbacks, $5 hardcovers, and $10 past Rochester Read books. Stop in, enjoy a snack, and stay for Wide Open Mic

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Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday until September 1, 2018

Open to any veteran and family members. The focus of the Veterans Writing Group is creative nonfiction, drawn from the wartime and peacetime experiences of veterans and their family members. Works are

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Recurring monthly on the 2nd Thursday until August 9, 2018

This ongoing lecture series promises to enlighten and entertain. Meetings are open to the public, not just to members of the society, and are held on the second Thursday of every month.

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Recurring monthly on the 2nd Tuesday until September 11, 2018

The Genesee Reading Series is hosted on the second Tuesday of each month. Come to them all, and by the end of the year you will have enjoyed the work of 24 regional authors (some prominent, some

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Recurring monthly on the 2nd Tuesday until September 11, 2018

Share your writing with other seniors in a comfortable atmosphere. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at Writers & Books.

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August 24, 2018

"In I Am Not Famous Anymore, Erin Dorney is both puzzle-maker and puzzle-solver, chipping away at Shia LaBeouf and making something newer, and more glistening." Hanif Abdurraqib, author of They Can't

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August 30, 2018

An Open Mic where students can share what they've been working on in a supportive and comfortable environment.

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September 8, 2018

Writer's Paradise: A Safe Haven for current and aspiring writers

Writer's Paradise will come to fruition September 8, 2018 10am-2pm at Writer’s & Books located at 740 University Avenue. The writing

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