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If All 2002: Calendar of Events

002—If All of Rochester Read the Same Book

Russell Banks Calendar of Events

Date Event Venue
Thursday, February 7 7:00pm Panel Discussion: Parenting in an Age of Fear (1) Brighton Memorial Library
2300 Elmwood Avenue
Tuesday, February 12 7:00pm Panel Discussion:
Disability in an Age of Difference (2)
Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Thursday, February 14 7:30pm Book-group Discussion:
The Sweet Hereafter
Lift Bridge Books (lower level)
45 Main St., Brockport
Saturday, February 16 1:00pm Film Screening: Affliction (1999), directed by Paul Schrader (based on the 1989 novel by Russell Banks) (3) Little Theatre (admission)
240 East Avenue
Sunday, February 17 1:00pm Film Screening: The Sweet Hereafter (1997), directed by Atom Egoyan (3) Little Theatre (admission)
240 East Avenue
Thursday, February 21 7:00pm Book-group Discussion:
The Sweet Hereafter
Barnes & Noble
Pittsford Plaza
Thursday, February 21 7:00pm Panel Discussion:
Grief in an Age of Sorrows (4)
Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Week of Feb 25–Mar 1 WXXI’s Reachout Radio
reads The Sweet Hereafter (5)
WXXI’s Reachout Radio
Monday, February 25 6:00pm Panel Discussion:
The Lawyer in an Age of Litigation (6)
New York State Appellate Division Courthouse, 3rd floor conference room, 50 East Ave
Tuesday, February 26 7:00pm Lecture: Exploring the Pain: The Value of Tragedy in Literature (7) Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Thursday, February 28 6:30pm Book-group Discussion with the Mood Makers Book Club:
The Sweet Hereafter
Mood Makers Books
Village Gate Square
Monday, March 4 7:30pm Book-group Discussion:
The Sweet Hereafter
Borders Books and Music
1000 Hylan Drive, Henrietta
Wednesday, March 6 7:30pm Open Discussion with Russell Banks about The Sweet Hereafter, followed by book signing Penfield Public Library
Community Room
1985 Baird Road
Thursday, March 7 4:00pm Russell Banks speaks about The Sweet Hereafter, followed by book signing Rochester Central Library
Gleason Auditorium, Bausch & Lomb Bldg. 115 South Ave
Thursday, March 7 7:30pm Russell Banks speaks about The Sweet Hereafter (8) RMSC, Eisenhart Auditorium (admission)
657 East Avenue
Friday, March 8 12:00-1:00pm Master Class with Russell Banks (9) Writers & Books (admission)
740 University Avenue
Friday, March 8 7:30pm An Intimate Evening with Russell Banks: reception for Writers & Books members (10) Writers & Books
740 University Avenue


  1. “Parenting in an Age of Fear” panelists:
    • Reverend Karyn Carter, Director, Families and Friends of Murdered Children
    • Michael Donnelly, Junior at Penfield High School
    • Kelly Reed, President and CEO, The Society for the Protection and Care of Children
    • Dennis Richardson, President and CEO, Hillside Family of Agencies (moderator)

    Note: The Brighton Memorial Library will have related materials available for borrowing.

  2. “Disability in an Age of Difference” panelists:
    • Bob DeFelice, PhD, Associate Professor of English, Monroe Community College (moderator)
    • Chris Hilderbrant, Director of Community Support Services, Center for Disability Rights
    • Judy Sandler, MSW, Social Worker
    • Amy Scaramuzzino, MA, Norman Howard School
  3. Tickets for film screenings are available at the door of the Little Theatre and are $6 for general public and $5 for W&B members (please bring your membership card).
  4. “Grief in an Age of Sorrows” panelists:
    • Don Boice, CSW, CASAC, Counselor in private practice
    • Pam Finger, CSW, MSW, Counselor in private practice
    • Jahn L. Forth-Finegan, PhD, Psychotherapist in private practice; disaster relief worker
    • Jack Herrmann, MSEd, University of Rochester faculty; Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide (moderator)
  5. Call WXXI’s Reachout Radio at 258-0333 for more information. Reading group discussion questions are also available on cassette tape through Reachout Radio.
  6. “The Lawyer in an Age of Litigation” panelists:
    • A. Vincent Buzard, Esquire
    • John Costello, U.S. Administrative Law Judge (moderator)
    • Honorable Patricia D. Marks, Monroe County Court Judge
    • Sanford R. Shapiro, Esquire

    Note: Free parking is available courtesy of Rochester Gas & Electric in the RG&E lot on the corner of East Avenue and Chestnut St. Enter from Lawn St. This event is co-sponsored by the Monroe County Bar Association.

  7. “Exploring the Pain: The Value of Tragedy in Literature”: Lecture by Jack Langerak, Associate Director, Young Audiences of Rochester.
  8. Call Writers & Books for tickets: $8 W&B members; $10 non-members; $5 students.
  9. The Master Class will focus on issues surrounding various narrative structures and devices. Call Writers & Books for reservations: $12 W&B members; $15 non-members. Limit: 50.
  10. This event is for Writers & Books members only. To become a member, call (585) 473-2590.

For information about school events, contact Karen vanMeenen at (585) 473-2590.