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Jan 06, 2018

Character and Chapter Development

In this course, you will learn how to create relatable characters using a character development outline. You will also learn how to map out chapters and short stories using a… View More »

Jan 09, 2018
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I Always Wanted to Write a Novel, Part 2

In Part II, we will focus on how to create movement, story mid-phase challenges, self-editing and resolution. Ample time will be given to continuing work begun in Part I and… View More »

Jan 09, 2018

Ready, Fire, Aim: Breaking Writer’s Block

Have you started a novel and can’t figure out how to finish? Ever find yourself staring at a blank page  doubting yourself? Have an important story wanting to get out,… View More »


Dec 28, 2017

A Winter’s Night of Italian Folktales: Reading and Publication Party

A Winter’s Night of Italian Folktales  Reading and Publication Party   Bordighera Press has published a special issue of Voices in Italian Americana (VIA) dedicated to new Italian-American folktales. The issue features the first… View More »

Jan 01, 2018

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 »

Jan 02, 2018

Regional Writers Showcase 2018

Calling All Playwrights & Writers!   Dear Playwright,   We are pleased to inform you that Geva Theatre Center and Writers & Books will once again collaborate to give regional… View More »


“Tiny Spaces” by Sarah Freligh

I’ve lived in a variety of apartments during my adult life, but my favorite space would have to be the studio apartment I rented when I moved to Rochester in… View More »

“What nature can give to our souls” by Anais Salibian

I’m Anais Salibian, and I’ve been teaching at Writers & Books since the late 1980’s. I had a longing to be a writer, so I looked for community and found… View More »

Youth Department Winter/Spring Internship

Youth Department Winter/Spring Internship Writers & Books internships offer candidates the chance to work in a creative and dynamic workplace and the opportunity to learn while working with Writers &… View More »