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Oct 29, 2016

The Seven (Or 10 Or 12) Secrets to Great Writing

The rules to being a great writer are simple (although mastering them is extraordinarily difficult). There are only seven (or 10, or 12), and they apply to both fiction and… View More »

Oct 31, 2016
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Punch Line: Sketches and Short Plays

Many playwrights such as David Ives, Murray Schisgal, Christopher Durang, Steve Martin, and Elaine May have established their reputation working in short plays. This six-week class, while paying attention to… View More »

Nov 01, 2016

Blogging 201

Are you a blogger and you want to build traffic and reap more rewards from your blog? Jane Sutter, owner of Sutter Communications, and an experienced blogger, book author and… View More »


Oct 29, 2016

Melissa Hart & Wild Wings: Live Author, Live Owl!

Volunteers from Wild Wings Inc. team up with Melissa Hart, author of the middle-grade novel Avenging the Owl (Sky Pony, 2016) for a family-friendly hour that’s all about owls. Activities… View More »

Oct 31, 2016

Open Mic Comedy: October 31

Hosted by Bob Holzwarth and a score of other Rochester funny people Free and open to the public Mondays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Join us for a Stand-up Comedy… View More »

Nov 01, 2016

A Mentor and Protégé Together: Mark Pawlak and Sejal Shah

The Friends and Foundation of the Rochester Public Library (FFRPL) and Writers & Books invite the public to a poetry reading, book signing and wine reception with two nationally-known poets,… View More »


Reading by Thomas Mannella

Thomas Mannella’s Reading in the Gleason Lodge on Thursday, October 6th, 2016. Thomas Mannella was born and raised in Naples, NY, and educated at St. Lawrence University and St. John… View More »

A message from our Development Department

Dear Writers & Books community,    I want to share with you that I have moved into a new role here at Writers & Books – Donor Relationship Manager. The focus… View More »


IRISH EPIC AT FRINGE NO. 5 Storyteller Alan Irvine brings the Irish Epic “The Cattle Raid of Cooley” to life Storyteller Alan Irvine will perform “The Cattle Raid of Cooley”… View More »