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History Reading Salon: Between World Wars, 1920-1939

October 26, 2017

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 »

Last Mondays Open Mic Comedy: October 30

October 30, 2017

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 »

The Book Thieves: Young Professionals’ Book Club – Frankenstein

November 02, 2017

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 »

First Friday / Wide Open Mic: NaNoWriMo celebration

November 03, 2017

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 »

The 2000 Word Club Open Mike: November 4

November 04, 2017

Prose writers of short fiction, memoir, essays, prose poem, chapters from longer works are welcome to read. Our only requirement is that your piece be under 2000 words. For more… View More »

Veterans Writing Group – November 4

November 04, 2017

The memory of war has permeated Western Literature since the time of Homer. The focus of the Veterans Writing Group is creative nonfiction, drawn from the wartime and peacetime experiences… View More »

Michael Chabon comes to Rochester. Interviewed by Kyle Semmel

November 05, 2017

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 »

Valley Manor Book Discussions:My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsberg

November 08, 2017

Join our lively discussions every other month at Valley Manor with facilitators that either work or teach classes at Writers & Books. My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsberg Date:… View More »

The Bertrand Russell Forum: November 9

November 09, 2017

The Bertrand Russell Society was formed shortly after Russell’s death. Russell (1872-1970) worked in fields such as mathematical logic; philosophy; social, religious, and educational reform; anti-war protests; and politics. An… View More »

Veterans Day Open Mic and Potluck 2017

November 10, 2017

Writers & Books has been fortunate to host the Veterans Writing Group every first Saturday. This Veterans Day join us for an open mic and potluck for veterans, and listen… View More »