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May 25, 2017

Secrets of Successful Aging 101(New!)

Most of us devote more time to planning summer vacations than our retirement years. Additionally, the abundant articles and advertisements are confusing. How does one separate fact from fiction? This… View More »

May 27, 2017

Writing Aerobics Week 4: Christine Green

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 »

Jun 03, 2017

Printing Press Workshop at Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat

Immerse yourself and experience the “black art” that is letterpress printing in this one-day workshop. You will learn to navigate the California Job Case printing press and create a broadside… View More »


May 25, 2017

History Reading Salon: China’s Civil War, 1927-1949

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 »

Jun 01, 2017

The Book Thieves: YP Book Club: Station Eleven

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 »

Jun 02, 2017

First Friday / Wide Open Mic: Mystery Night

Writers & Books is proud to participate in First Friday each month. We pick a theme and put out snacks, you come and enjoy our building. Peruse the bookstore, pick… View More »


Reporter Gary Craig’s new book “Seven Million”

Craig will be giving a reading at Writers & Books on Thursday, May 18, at 7:00 PM. More information on that here.   PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Reporter Gary… View More »

Testimonial from Writer in Residence at Gell, Kelli Jo Ford

  The Gell Residency for Writers with Children has been such a gift. Because my partner is teaching this summer, his time away from school didn’t coincide with our daughter’s.… View More »

LTYM Megaphone Sponsor spotlight: Writers & Books

by MONICAGEBELL on MAY 4, 2017 We are thrilled to once again have Writers & Books as a sponsor! Writers & Books is Rochester’s literary center that fosters and promotes… View More »