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Jul 21, 2017
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Tomorrow’s Todays: Science Fiction, Social Justice, and the Short Story (Online) (New!)

Science fiction and social justice tread the same waters as both deal in imagining worlds that don’t yet exist, but feel somehow possible to us as readers and participants. We… View More »

Jul 24, 2017

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Hogwarts Academy (CLASS FULL)

Code: JY17-R10 Immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter as we turn all of Writers & Books into Hogwarts! Throughout the week students will have the chance to attend… View More »

Jul 24, 2017

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The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Code: JY17-R29 Join Bellatrix Lestrange for a magical jaunt through The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Class activities will include discussion and writing activities about fairy tales in both the… View More »


Jul 21, 2017

Stories ROC: Hot Fun in the Summertime! Stories about water sports, camping trips, family reunions, & Other Disasters

Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Performances start: 7:00 p.m. Hot Fun in the Summertime! Stories about water sports, camping trips, family reunions, and other disasters. After a bleak Rochester winter, who… View More »

Jul 24, 2017

Writers, Ink.: Young Professionals’ Writing Group

Are you struggling to fit 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… View More »

Jul 27, 2017

History Reading Salon: Rural Electrification USA

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… View More »


Blogging connects you to an online audience by Jane Sutter

I got hooked on blogging in 2009 when I became Deputy Editorial Page Editor for the Democrat and Chronicle. In addition to writing editorials and columns for the print newspaper,… View More »

Writers & Books Announces 2017 Rochester Fringe Festival Lineup

Writers & Books returns as a venue for the 2017 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival. From September 14 – 23, Writers & Books will host a collection of performers ranging from… View More »

Get into Some Trouble by Sarah Cedeño

It’s against our better judgment to poke at trouble. We try to warn ourselves and others by placing danger signs everywhere. Fiction demands that we ignore those signs, and as… View More »