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May 07, 2016

Writing Aerobics Week 1: Kitty Jospe

Each Writing Aerobics session is a set of impromptu writing exercises, perfect for the experienced veteran looking for a new challenge, or for someone who has just started to explore… View More »

May 07, 2016

Grammar Basics—Getting Over Your Fears!

There’s something about grammar that terrifies us even into adulthood, but anyone who has to write for work or wants to write for personal fulfillment needs to feel confident about… View More »

May 07, 2016

Advanced Fiction: Session II

You do not have to take Session I to participate in Session II. This workshop is designed to share work, get feedback from writing peers, identify strengths and weaknesses, and… View More »


May 05, 2016

The Book Thieves, Writers & Books YP Book Club: NW, by Zadie Smith

According to Wikipedia, Erik Erikson charts the age range of a Young Adult between ages 20 and 40. If you fall into that category and like reading good books, The… View More »

May 05, 2016

Mike Jr: The 18 & Under Open Mic – May 5

Open to 4th – 12th graders who would like to perform:  comedy, improv, singing, musical instruments, poetry reading, or any other type of live performance.  Each act will have approximately… View More »

May 10, 2016

Genesee Reading Series – May 10

Now in its 31st year, the Genesee Reading Series presents writers from the greater Genesee Valley region, reading in the W&B Performance Space. May 10 : Patricia Roth Schwartz and… View More »


Reading to honor Finvola Drury

On Saturday afternoon, May 14, friends and former students of Finvola (Fin) Drury will gather to remember her and the important part she played in their lives. Fin was a… View More »

Next Executive Director Announced

Writers & Books welcomes Kyle Semmel as next Executive Director, following founder Joe Flaherty’s retirement.   Press Release Writers & Books announces new Executive Director Rochester NY, May 3, 2016:… View More »

Regional Writer’s Showcase 2016

2016 Regional Writers’ Showcase: Join us on Monday April 25th and Monday May 2nd at 7:00 PM for the 2016 Regional Writers’ Showcase, our annual collaboration with Geva Theatre Center.… View More »