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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.

Recurring weekly on Monday until December 26, 2016

Mondays, 6:00 p.m.

Are you struggling to fit writing 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


Bring your laptop and your writing as we work on sending our work. Share your insights into the submission process with others or do a little research on magazines that are feature in our Literary


October 27, 2016

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


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


Join us for a Stand-up Comedy Open Mic! Come perform 5 minutes of material to a wonderful audience! You bring the jokes, we'll bring the laughs! Bob is a three-time finalist in the Funniest Person in


November 1, 2016

The Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library (FFRPL) and Writers & Books invite the public to a poetry reading, book signing and wine reception with two nationally-known poets, Mark


Teen poetry slam open to any high school students ages 13-19. Each slam features a poetry workshop, open mic, and slam. A final team will be selected and sent to participate in Brave New Voices, a


Debut Novel Series revamped for 2016!

Our newest community reading program, Debut Novel Series, brings authors to Rochester who have recently published their first novel. Each writer spends several


October 6: Book picking for 2017

November 3: A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

December 1: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

Hosted by Tate DeCaro, Dan Herd & Chris Fanning

7:00 p.m.


Each month, Writers & Books participates in the citywide First Friday program. We pick a theme, and keep our doors open until 10:00 p.m. In addition to the fun, we're hosting on the first floor, you


Hosted by Timothy Hansen and Mary Finucane

The memory of war has permeated Western Literature since the time of Homer. The focus of the Veterans Writing Group is creative nonfiction, drawn from the


The Genesee Reading Series presents writers from the greater Genesee Valley region, reading in the W&B Performance Space

October 11th - MJ Iuppa and Lytton Smith

November 8th - Iris Miller and Gail


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

Free and open to the public

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

October 11th, November 8th, December 13th


November 9, 2016

November 2016: Rosemary: The Hidden Daughter by Kate Clifford Larson

Date: Wednesday, November 9th from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Facilitator: Steve Huff


The Bertrand Russell Society was formed shortly after Russell's death. Russell (1872 - 1970) worked in fields such as mathematical logic; philosophy; social, religious, and educational reform;


November 11, 2016

Writers & Books has been fortunate to host the Veterans Writing Group every first Saturday. This Veterans Day join us for an open mic and potluck for veterans, and listen to them share their moving