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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 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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January 24, 2019

The Adams-Jefferson Relationship

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

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January 28, 2019

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 need an audience too!

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February 2, 2019

Free and open to any veteran and family members Hosted by Timothy Hansen and Mary Finucane. The focus of the Veterans Writing Group is creative nonfiction, drawn from the wartime and peacetime

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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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February 7, 2019

Using layered soundscapes, song, and prose, Hnossa’s Didrik Söderström presents this original adaptation of a Swedish folktale. A wizard and would-be kidnapper tells a story of his defeat at the hands

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February 11, 2019

Sending out your work doesn’t have to be lonely! Bring your laptop and your writing and we’ll work together and share our insights into the submission process. Light refreshments provided. Hosted by

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February 12, 2019

The Genesee Reading Series is a smorgasbord for your
literary palate. Come every month on the second Tuesday,
and by the end of the year you will have feasted on the work
of 24 regional authors (some

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February 12, 2019

Share your writing with other seniors in a comfortable atmosphere at Writers & Books. Hosted by Norm Davis.

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until February 22, 2019

In this collaborative experience with Flower City Arts Center students will create their own fictional stories with a skilled writer and then learn how to create their own black-and-white photographs

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until February 20, 2019

Don’t you love the way a good book draws you in from the first line? Is your imagination full of ideas for exciting plots? Maybe you have a pile of stories you’ve already written. You will be led

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until February 22, 2019

Register for both Fun with Fiction Writing and Comedy Improv TO SAVE! Code: W19-YX02 Fun With Fiction Writing:

Don’t you love the way a good book draws you in from the first line? Is your imagination

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February 18, 2019

Where's My Hogwarts Letter? Harry Potter for Adults

Remember reading a book in school you actually liked and looked forward to discussing it with your classmates? Well, are you an adult that enjoyed

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until February 22, 2019

In this 2-day workshop, students will learn the basic rules of improvisation and some basic comedy techniques, and a variety of theatre games and comedy improv games such as those featured on the

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February 21, 2019

Martin Luther and the Protestant Revolution

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

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February 21, 2019

What I Do For Love: Stories of passionate work, passionate relationships, parenthood, grandparenthood. True, personal stories on a common theme, shared in front of a live audience. Everyone has a

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February 25, 2019

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 need an audience too!

more

March 1, 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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March 2, 2019

Free and open to any veteran and family members Hosted by Timothy Hansen and Mary Finucane. The focus of the Veterans Writing Group is creative nonfiction, drawn from the wartime and peacetime

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March 4, 2019

I Drink and I Know Things: Game of Thrones

Remember reading a book in school you actually liked and looked forward to discussing it with your classmates? Well,are you an adult that enjoyed Harry

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March 7, 2019

American War by Omar El Akkad

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

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March 8, 2019

Rochester has always been a hotbed of voices calling for equality and women’s rights. It’s only fitting that Rochester writers continue that legacy. Join us as local writers pay tribute to their

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March 12, 2019

The Genesee Reading Series is a smorgasbord for your literary palate. Come every month on the second Tuesday, and by the end of the year you will have feasted on the work of 24 regional authors (some

more

March 12, 2019

Share your writing with other seniors in a comfortable atmosphere at Writers & Books. Hosted by Norm Davis.

more

March 13, 2019

Join our lively discussions every other month at Valley Manor with facilitators who teach at Writers & Books. Valley Manor is located at 1570 East Avenue in Rochester.

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March 15, 2019

Trailer Trash, selected for the 2016 Kore Press First Book Award by Robin Coste Lewis, is Oakland poet July Westhale’s first collection about the cotton-country of Riverside County, Southern

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March 18, 2019

We're F*#!ed: Dystopian Fiction

Remember reading a book in school you actually liked and looked forward to discussing it with your classmates? Well, are you an adult that enjoyed Harry Potter, Game of

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March 21, 2019

History of the Poppy: Blessing and Misery

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

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March 21, 2019

"Won't You Be My Neighbor?": Stories of the joys, challenges, and weirdness of living new people. True, personal stories on a common theme, shared in front of a live audience. Everyone has a story.

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March 25, 2019

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 need an audience too!

more

April 18, 2019

It's a Mystery: Stories of visions, visitations, and voices. True, personal stories on a common theme, shared in front of a live audience. Everyone has a story. What's yours? Send your three-sentence

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