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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

January 23, 2020

U.S. Eugenics, 1870-1950

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until May 15, 2020

Fridays January 3-May 15 (no meetings on 2/21, 4/3, 4/10), 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

In this young writers group you’ll do some new writing, share your work, and hone your skills. This will be a supportive

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January 25, 2020

David Ruekberg

Writer’s Block: Is there such a thing? William Stafford’s solution was to ignore “high standards” and “get into action.” Expecting every piece of writing to say it all creates pressure.

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January 25, 2020

Sonya Bilocerkowycz

Deadline to register: January 17, 11:59 pm

Nonfiction is often understood to be the genre most bound by “facts” and “truth.” But as nonfiction writers, we recognize that sometimes

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January 25, 2020

A workshop specializing in Speculative Nonfiction

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until March 28, 2020

Ages: 13+

6 Saturdays 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

January 11, 25, February 8, 29, March 14, 28

Avid and accomplished teen writers meet to explore new approaches to their craft, give one another feedback under

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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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January 29, 2020

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Recurring weekly on Wednesday until March 25, 2020

Instructor: Caren Barth

We live to create at Write On. Stories and skits go from idea to ready-to-share as we take them through the 5-step writing process. Classes include writing prompts or games,

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February 1, 2020

Alex Sanchez

Through writing exercises, discussions, and readings we’ll explore ways to tackle the blank page (or screen), silence the inner critic, and ease the anxiety of starting and finishing a

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February 1, 2020

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February 5, 2020

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February 6, 2020

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden

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February 6, 2020

Robert Glick is an Associate Professor of English at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where he teaches creative writing, electronic literature, and the occasional course on zombies. His work has

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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 8, 2020

Robert Glick

Deadline to Register: January 31, 11:59 pm

In sentence, summary, and scene, works that are in process inevitably contain flat spots—unnecessary abstractions, unexplored character traits,

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February 8, 2020

Liza Flum

What would you say if no one was listening? Can poetry give us the space to write what we cannot say in everyday life? In this workshop, we’ll look at writers who turn to poetry as a way of

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February 15, 2020

Karen vanMeenen

Personal writing can help us understand ourselves and our place in the world. This workshop will focus on expression first and craft second as we work from provided texts and writing

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Recurring every week day until February 19, 2020

Wendy Low

Monday - Wednesday, February 17 - 19, 9 am - 3 pm

Ages: 10-13

“We all—adults and children, writers and readers—have an obligation to daydream.” —Neil Gaiman

Good at daydreaming? Writing

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Recurring every week day until February 21, 2020

Juliana Muniz & Christine Green

Ages: 14-17

In this collaborative experience with Flower City Arts Center, participants will create their own fictional stories with a skilled writer, then learn how

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February 18, 2020

Gail Hosking

Deadline to register: February 10, 11:59 pm

Do you ever feel overwhelmed about writing your past because it feels like too big of a task? Our memories and thoughts come in fragments. We

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Recurring every week day until February 21, 2020

Julie Donofrio

Ages: 10-13

In this two-day workshop, students will learn the basic rules of improvisation and some basic comedy techniques, as well as a variety of theater games and comedy improv

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February 22, 2020

Michael J. McGandy

Deadline to register: February 14, 11:59 pm

Writing successfully with place in mind is tricky. Locality gives narrative non-fiction work focus, verisimilitude, and grit. It also

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February 22, 2020

Alicia Hoffman

How can writing behind the concealment of a mask both free and reveal us? What would your favorite blanket tell you if it could speak? Or the single hawk feather found on a trail in the

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February 26, 2020

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Recurring every 6 weeks on Wednesday until February 26, 2020

Alex Sanchez

Wednesdays, February 26 - April 1, 6:30 pm - 9 pm

Deadline to Register: February 18, 11:59 pm

You’ve always wanted to write a novel, but aren’t sure how. Or maybe you tried and got bogged

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February 27, 2020

The Conquests of Alexander the Great

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February 29, 2020

Anais Salibian

Deadline to register: February 21, 11:59 pm

Once you have an initial draft, editing is not the next step. Discovering a new vision is. "Beneath the external justifications for writing

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February 29, 2020

Alison Lyke

What breakout technology and trends will alter the future’s societal landscape? It’s up to you, a speculative and science fiction writer, to propose the answer to this question. In this

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March 4, 2020

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Recurring every 6 weeks on Wednesday until March 4, 2020

Anais Salibian

Wednesdays, January 22 - March 4 (no class Feb. 5), 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Deadline to register: January 15, 11:59 pm

Writing does more than put down what you already know; it helps you

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March 5, 2020

Severance by Ling Ma

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March 7, 2020

Nancy Steinkamp

Deadline to Register: February 28, 11:59 pm

What are we learning from our life journey? Is there wisdom lying dormant that is tender, humorous, or aching to be expressed so that it can

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March 7, 2020

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Recurring every 6 weeks on Wednesday until March 11, 2020

David Ruekberg
Wednesdays, March 11 - April 15, 6:30 pm - 9 pm
Deadline to Register: March 4, 11:59 pm

Ezra Pound defined image as “that which presents an intellectual and emotional complex in an

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March 14, 2020

Alex Sanchez

Deadline to register: March 6, 11:59 pm

You’ve probably been told at least once, “show, don’t tell!” It’s one of the fundamental rules of writing, but how exactly can we do it? Through

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March 21, 2020

Brian Wood

Saturday, March 21, 10 am - 1:30 pm

Deadline to Register: March 13, 11:59 pm

When registering, email two pages of dialogue in a Word Doc attachment to submissions@wab.org, with the subject

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March 25, 2020

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March 26, 2020

Easter 1916: The Irish Rising

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March 28, 2020

Mark Block

Deadline to Register: March 20, 11:59 pm

Have you ever wanted to write a memoir? Share your life stories with family and friends? Do you have a story to tell that might inspire or

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March 31, 2020

Learn how to use artifacts, curiosity, determination to uncover buried history and re-inspire the world about women’s achievements. Whether researching your own family history or facts for a story, or

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April 1, 2020

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April 6, 2020

Instructor: Julie Donofrio

Improvisation is acting without a script, and often includes audience participation. Students will learn the basic rules of improv, and then a variety of theater games and

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April 6, 2020

Instructor: Rylie Day

Are stories constantly running through your imagination? Get your ideas out of your head and onto paper! This camp will give you fresh ideas and creative tools for starting your

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April 7, 2020

Instructor: Almeta Whitis

Today we will go on an imaginary adventure, encounter formidable and friendly beings to help us seek creative solutions to magical problems, mirrored in our present world

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April 7, 2020

Instructor: Judy DeCroce

The art of storytelling is important for confidence in any presentation. We’ll use theater games to introduce skills needed to perform and engage an audience. We will

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April 8, 2020

Instructor: Judy DeCroce

Flash fiction is a short form of writing in which every word is essential. These stories have a rhythm, and foundation of character, setting, and plot. We will learn to hook

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April 8, 2020

Instructor: Tracy Nemecek

Stories can help us to take a closer look at our own thoughts and feelings and to appreciate moments of joy and face moments of challenge. We’ll read stories together as a

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April 9, 2020

Instructor: Marna Rossi

Celebrate heroes around the world who stand up for justice and freedom. We will learn about local and international heroes, decide what makes a hero, and use your imagination

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April 9, 2020 - April 10, 2020

Jump into the world of all things Harry Potter! You will make a wand, write for the Daily Prophet, and take several classes central to the wizarding world. Learn Defense Against the Dark Arts,

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April 10, 2020

Instructor: Lisa Buck

Superheroes aren’t just in the movies and comic books, they are everywhere: in your family, among your friends, in your neighborhood. We’ll look at the book Superheroes Are

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