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Writers & Books is a non profit literary center that promotes reading and writing as life-long activities for people of all ages and background.

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  • 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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May 11, 2021

Celebrated Nigerian-born writer E.C. Osondu delivers a short-story collection of nimble dexterity and startling originality in his BOA Short Fiction Prize-winning Alien Stories. With a nod to the dual

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May 13, 2021

There is much in this sin-plagued world of ours; and, had we no flowers, I believe existence would be hard to be born.” So states a customer’s 1881 letter—one of thousands James Vick regularly

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May 13, 2021

There is much in this sin-plagued world of ours; and, had we no flowers, I believe existence would be hard to be born.” So states a customer’s 1881 letter—one of thousands James Vick regularly

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until May 29, 2021

Often sweeping in its considerations and ambitious in its scope, the long poem eludes single definition or contains all definitions applied to it. The long poem makes a strenuous demand on its

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May 20, 2021

A Lady’s Formula for Love is Elizabeth Everett’s first novel, inspired by her admiration for rule breakers and belief in the power of love to change the world. She lives in upstate New York with her

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May 27, 2021

Angela Sloan is a dazzler…the novel never loses its place, the destination is clear, and even the human absurdity is believable under Whorton’s talented authority. Whorton has masterfully juggled

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June 3, 2021

“This phenomenon of a book launches me with its wonder into space and the multiverse and then somehow discovers compassion where we might expect to find only absence of heat or light. Ben-Oni rides

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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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June 7, 2021

Whiting Award–winner Nadia Owusu’s Aftershocks is a deeply felt memoir about the push and pull of belonging, the seismic emotional toll of family secrets, and the heart it takes to pull through.

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June 10, 2021

A lyrical, genre-bending coming-of-age tale featuring a queer, Black, Guyanese American woman who, while seeking to define her own place in the world, negotiates an estranged relationship with her

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June 17, 2021

One evening, Mother tells Daughter a story about a tiger spirit who lived in a woman’s body. Soon afterward, Daughter awakes with a tiger tail. As more mysterious events follow, Daughter begins to

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July 27, 2021

On July 24, 1964, chaos erupted in Rochester, NY. Strike the Hammer examines the unrest—rebellion by the city’s Black community, rampant police brutality—that would radically change the trajectory of

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August 5, 2021

“Untranslatable and mysterious as any mythology, a various history of a changeable self accumulates in these inventive, charged, and often ecstatic poems.”–Cleopatra Mathis

Meg Kearney’s most recent

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August 5, 2021

“Untranslatable and mysterious as any mythology, a various history of a changeable self accumulates in these inventive, charged, and often ecstatic poems.”–Cleopatra Mathis

Meg Kearney’s most recent

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