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Oct 21, 2017

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Teen Poetry Workshop

Code:F18-Y17 Emily Dickinson once said that if she felt physically as if the top of her head were taken off, she knew that she was experiencing real poetry. In this… View More »

Oct 21, 2017
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Getting Started in Children’s Books: Promotion, Publication and more!

Have you written a children’s book? Are you considering writing one? Published children’s author and illustrator Will Hubbell provides three hours of essential information on getting published for aspiring children’s… View More »

Oct 22, 2017
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7×7 Online Poetry Challenge

This class is designed to get those creative juices flowing. Over seven days, you will work on writing exercises that will inspire you and jumpstart your writing. Perfect for anyone… View More »


Oct 26, 2017

History Reading Salon: Between World Wars, 1920-1939

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 »

Oct 30, 2017

Last Mondays Open Mic Comedy: October 30

Join us for the “Last Mondays” Stand-up Comedy Open Mic in our wonderful performance space! Anyone interested gets 5 to 7 minutes of stage time. Come to perform or just… View More »

Nov 02, 2017

The Book Thieves: Young Professionals’ Book Club – Frankenstein

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,… View More »


Executive Director Kyle Semmel Interviews Michael Chabon – Nov 5

7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 5, Opening Night and Dessert Reception. Michael Chabon, Moonglow. $18 JCC members & Writers & Books members; $20 non-members. Purchase tickets here   A “work of… View More »

Finding the Music in Each Moment by Deb Sperling

My junior year at Oberlin College, I took a class in music technology. Our “classroom” was a tiny sound-studio in the basement of the conservatory building. We called our professor… View More »

2018 Rochester Reads Author Announced

Rochester, NY: Writers & Books is excited to announce The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande as the selection for the 2018 Rochester Reads program. Grande will be in residence doing readings, book… View More »