RR 2017 THE ENCHANTED: Calendar of Events

The Enchanted

by Rene Denfeld

2017 Calendar of Public Programs & Events

                               

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additional information

Date

Event              Venue                                           Admission Information
Wed. Dec. 21 9:00pm End of first phase of Children’s Book Drive1 Writers & Books  740 University Ave. ROCHESTER See Details below for information
Tues. Jan. 3 5:00pm Deadline for submissions: 2 Pages/2 Voices2 See Details below for information
Tues. Jan. 24   8:00pm Reading: 2 Pages/2 Voices2 Writers & Books  740 University Ave. ROCHESTER Free. For more information call (585) 473-2590.
Sat. Jan. 28

12:30-2:00pm

Creative Approaches to The Enchanted and A Lesson Before Dying: A Training for Teachers and Book Discussion Leaders3 Writers & Books  740 University Ave. ROCHESTER Free but registration required. To register email karen@wab.org by Tues. Jan. 24.
Sat. Feb. 4     1:00-4:00pm Screening of The Green Mile (1999, 188 min., rated R) Penfield Public Library                        1985 Baird Rd.         PENFIELD Free but registration required beginning Jan. 20. To register or for more information call (585) 340-8720.
Mon. Feb. 6  6:30pm Book discussion of The Enchanted with the Winton Reading Group Winton Branch Library                        611 Winton Rd. N   ROCHESTER Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 428-8230.
Tues. Feb. 7 7:00pm Video screening, One Take Documentary Series: They Call Us Monsters (2016, 84 min., NR) Little Theatre     240 East Avenue ROCHESTER For more information and ticket prices visit thelittle.org.
Thurs. Feb. 9  7:00-8:00pm The Rochester Storybook Project with Britton Hopkin of the Episcopal Prison Ministry Penfield Public Library  1985 Baird Rd.         PENFIELD Free but registration required beginning Jan. 26. To register or for more information call (585) 340-8720.
Fri. Feb. 10 12:15pm Book discussion of The Enchanted with Booked for Lunch Winton Branch Library 611 Winton Rd. N   ROCHESTER Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 428-8230.
Sat. Feb. 11     1:00-3:30pm Screening of The Shawshank Redemption (1994, 142 min., rated R) Penfield Public Library  1985 Baird Rd.         PENFIELD Free but registration required beginning Jan. 27. To register or for more information call (585) 340-8720.
Sat. Feb. 11 3:00pm Video screening, One Take Documentary Series: They Call Us Monsters (2016, 84 min., NR) Little Theatre              240 East Avenue ROCHESTER For more information and ticket prices visit thelittle.org.
Tues. Feb. 14  7:00pm Book discussion of The Enchanted Victor Farmington Library                    15 W. Main St.    VICTOR Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 924-2637.
Wed. Feb. 22  12:00-1:00pm Brownbag book discussion of The Enchanted Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County                                     

Rundel Auditorium, 3rd Fl.,

Rundel Building                                     115 South Ave.        ROCHESTER

Free. No registration required. Refreshments served; participants welcome to bring a lunch. For more information call (585) 428-8375 or email carol.moldt@libraryweb.org.
Wed. Feb. 22            7:00pm Book discussion of The Enchanted with Titles Over Tea Barnes & Noble      

330 Greece Ridge Center Dr.  GREECE

Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 227-4020.
Thurs. Feb. 23  6:30-8:30pm Screening of Dead Man Walking (1995, 122 min., rated R) Penfield Public Library 1985 Baird Rd.         PENFIELD Free but registration required beginning Feb. 9. To register or for more information call (585) 340-8720.
Thurs. Feb. 23  7:00-8:30pm Reading Seminar: A Survey of Prison Writing (meeting 1 of 3; other meetings are March 2 & 9)6 Writers & Books   740 University Ave. ROCHESTER $35 members and General Public. For more information or to register call (585) 473-2590, x107.
Thurs. Feb. 23  7:00-9:00pm Book discussion of The Enchanted Rush Library  5977 E. Henrietta Rd.  RUSH Free but registration required. For more information or to register call (585) 533-1370.
Thurs. March 2  7:00-8:30pm Death Penalty discussion with Betsy Vipperman and Andrew Kloc of Appellate Division Law Library Penfield Public Library 1985 Baird Rd.         PENFIELD Free but registration required beginning Feb. 16. To register or for more information call (585) 340-8720.
Thurs. March 2  7:00-8:30pm Reading Seminar: A Survey of Prison Writing (meeting 2 of 3; other meetings are Feb. 23 & March 9)6 Writers & Books .  740 University Ave. ROCHESTER See listing on Feb. 23.
Thurs. March 2   7:00-9:00pm Book discussion of The Enchanted Rush Library  5977 E. Henrietta Rd.  RUSH Free but registration required. For more information or to register call (585) 533-1370.
Fri. March 3            6:00-9:30pm Kickoff party for 17th year of “If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book…”4 Writers & Books   740 University Ave. ROCHESTER Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 473-2590, x107.
Mon. March 6    6:30-9:00pm Screening of the documentary What I Want My Words to Do to You (2003, 90 minutes, NR), followed by roundtable discussion5 Writers & Books    740 University Ave. ROCHESTER Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 473-2590.
Tuess. March 7            6:30-8:00pm Reading Seminar: The Enchanted and A Lesson Before Dying, the first and the current Rochester Reads selections (meeting 1 of 3; other meetings March 21 & 28)7 Writers & Books   740 University Ave. ROCHESTER Free but registration required by Wed. March 1. For more information or to register call (585) 473-2590, x107.
Thurs. March 9  7:00-8:30pm Reading Seminar: A Survey of Prison Writing (meeting 3 of 3; other meetings are Feb. 23 & March 2)6 Writers & Books  740 University Ave. ROCHESTER See listing on Feb. 23.
Thurs. March 9

7:00-8:30pm

Book discussion of The Enchanted Pittsford Community Library        Fisher Meeting Room    24 State St.    PITTSFORD Free but registration required. For more information or to register call (585) 249-5481 or go online at www.townofpittsford.org/library.
Fri. March 10   7:00pm Book discussion of The Enchanted LAVA  (Literature & Visual Arts)        First Unitarian Church                    (Susan B. Anthony Room)                 220 Winton Rd. S.          ROCHESTER Free. No registration required. For more information email Bill Fugate at wrfugate@frontiernet.net.
Tues. March 14            1:30-3:00pm Book discussion of The Enchanted Brighton Memorial Library, Friends Learning Center   2300 Elmwood Ave.       BRIGHTON        (sponsored by Friends of Brighton Memorial Library) Free. No registration required. For more information call Judy Rosenberg at (585) 784-5346.
RESCHEDULED DUE TO SNOW DAY

Tues. March 21            7:00-8:30pm

Book discussion of The Enchanted Brighton Memorial Library, Friends Learning Center   2300 Elmwood Ave.       BRIGHTON        (sponsored by Friends of Brighton Memorial Library) Free. No registration required. For more information call Judy Rosenberg at (585) 784-5346.
Mon. March 20 7:00-8:30pm Screening of the (work in progress) documentary Turn the Page (2016, 60 min., NR) followed by Q&A with Co-Director/Producer Ray Manard Writers & Books                               740 University Ave. ROCHESTER Free. No registration required. For more information email karen@wab.org.
Tues. March 21    2:00pm Book discussion of The Enchanted Greece Public Library                          2 Vince Tofany Blvd.

GREECE

Free but registration required. For more information or to register call (585) 225-8951 or visit www.greecepubliclibrary.org.
Tues. March 21            6:30-8:00pm Reading Seminar: The Enchanted and A Lesson Before Dying (meeting 2 of 3)6 Writers & Books                               740 University Ave. ROCHESTER See listing for March 7.
Tues. March 21            8:00-9:00pm Book discussion of The Enchanted Writers & Books   740 University Ave. ROCHESTER Free but registration required. For more information or to register call (585) 473-2590.
Wed. March 22    6:15pm Book discussion of The Enchanted Ontario Public Library                    1850 Ridge Rd.             ONTARIO Free; no registration required. For information call (315) 524-8381.
Wed. March 22    6:30-9:00pm Screening of the documentary A Place to Stand (2014, 86 minutes, NR), followed by roundtable discussion5 Writers & Books                              740 University Ave. ROCHESTER Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 473-2590.
Wed. March 22  7:00-8:00pm Book discussion of The Enchanted Fairport Public Library                       1 Village Landing  FAIRPORT Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 223-9091.
Tues. March 28            6:30-8:00pm Reading Seminar: The Enchanted and A Lesson Before Dying (meeting 3 of 3)6 Writers & Books                               740 University Ave. ROCHESTER See listing for March 7.
Wed. March 29    12:00-1:30pm Author visit by Rene Denfeld: Reading followed by Q&A and book signing Gleason Auditorium Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County      115 South Ave.

ROCHESTER

Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 428-8350 or email Rebecca.Fuss@libraryweb.org.
Wed. March 29     3:00-4:30pm Author visit by Rene Denfeld: Reading followed by Q&A and book signing Rochester Institute of Technology   Reading Room Campus Life Center

One Lomb Memorial Dr.        

HENRIETTA    (sponsored by the English Department, RIT Libraries, the University Writing Program and the Center for Women and Gender)

Free. No registration required. For more information email kmvgla@rit.edu.
Wed. March 29     7:00-9:30pm Author visit by Rene Denfeld: Reading followed by Q&A and book signing

*This event will be ASL interpreted

Penfield Public Library                 1985 Baird Rd.         PENFIELD Free but registration required beginning March 1. To register or for more information call (585) 340-8720.
Thurs. March 30     ALL DAY Rene Denfeld Twitter Takeover Look for Rene’s tweets all day signed “-RD #RR”
Thurs. March 30     10:30-11:45am Author visit by Rene Denfeld: Reading followed by Q&A and book signing Wood Library                                     134 N. Main St.     CANANDAIGUA Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 394-1381.
Thurs. March 30     12:30-1:45pm Author visit by Rene Denfeld: Reading followed by Q&A and book signing Finger Lakes Community College    lecture hall 2775            3325 Marvin Sands Dr. CANANDAIGUA Free for students/$2 general public. No registration required. For more information call (585) 785-1367 or email  curtis.nehringbliss@flcc.edu.
Thurs. March 30     3:30-5:00pm Author visit by Rene Denfeld: Reading followed by Q&A and book signing Palmyra Community Library         402 E. Main St.     PALMYRA Free. No registration required. For more information call (315) 597-5276.
Thurs. March 30     7:00-8:30pm Author visit by Rene Denfeld: Reading followed by Q&A and book signing Greece Public Library                         2 Vince Tofany Blvd.

GREECE

Free but registration required. For more information or to register call (585) 225-8951 or visit www.greecepubliclibrary.org.
Fri. March 31    11:15am-12:45pm Author visit by Rene Denfeld: Reading followed by Q&A and book signing Roberts Wesleyan College SMITH HALL 355  2301 Westside Dr. ROCHESTER Free. No registration required. For more information email moorem@roberts.edu.
Fri. March 31    3:00-4:30pm Author visit by Rene Denfeld: Reading followed by Q&A and book signing Valley Manor                                    1570 East Ave.  ROCHESTER Free but registration required. To register or for more information call (585) 770-1956 or email Gail Reeves at greeves@episcopalseniorlife.org.
Fri. March 31   5:30-7:00pm A Novel Evening with Rene Denfeld Location provided with tickets; space for this intimate event is very limited Tickets are $75 each. To purchase tickets call (585) 473-2590 x107.
Sat. April 1   10:00am-12:00pm Master Class with Rene Denfeld Writers & Books                               740 University Ave. ROCHESTER $35 W&B members/$40 general public. To register call (585) 473-2590, x107.
Sat. April 1                   12:00pm End of second phase of Children’s Book Drive1 Writers & Books                              740 University Ave. ROCHESTER See Details below for information
Sat. April 1   1:00-1:30pm Book signing by Rene Denfeld Barnes & Noble                               3349 Monroe Ave. PITTSFORD Free and open to the public. For more information call (585) 586-6020.

The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld (in paperback) is available for sale at Writers & Books

at a cover price of $14.99 each.

Books will be available for sale at all author events.

Writers & Books offers a discount to members (just ask at the bookstore) as well as bulk discounts to schools and book groups for 10 copies or more (email karen@wab.org).

See our bookstore for discounted selections of Rochester Reads titles.

Visit the Writers & Books website at www.wab.org for more information and Calendar updates.

DETAILS ABOUT CALENDAR EVENTS

  1. Children’s Book Drive. Donate paperback children’s books for use by families affiliated with Monroe Correctional Facility. The first batch will be delivered before Christmas, the second the week after the author’s visit. Drop off books (Goodnight Moon is a favorite) at Writers & Books or any of the author’s events March.
  2. Writers & Books and Geva Theatre Center Seek Submissions for 2 Pages/2 Voices. Each January, Writers & Books and Geva Theatre Center collaborate to present 2 Pages/2 Voices, an evening of short short plays written by area writers and read by area actors. Each play must be no more than two pages in length and contain no more than two characters. The only other stipulation for this year’s submissions is that at some point in the play the word “cell” must be included, in honor of The Enchanted. Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at 5:00pm. Submissions can be e-mailed to submissions@wab.org or mailed to Attn: 2 Pages/2 Voices, Writers & Books, 740 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. Reading: Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 8:00pm at Writers & Books.
  1. Creative Approaches to The Enchanted and A Lesson Before Dying: A Training for Teachers and Book Discussion Leaders. Join Karen vanMeenen, RIT faculty member and Coordinator of “If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book…,” for a presentation and discussion of various approaches to teaching and discussing The Enchanted and A Lesson Before Dying (the first Rochester Reads selection). The discussion will revolve around analyzing the writers’ craft; character development, choices and change; social and cultural issues raised within the text; the use of creative writing and personal writing assignments in the classroom; and other pertinent information. This workshop is geared toward anyone interested in a deeper understanding of these books, especially book discussion leaders and teachers looking for insight and creative approaches to the learning process. Free but registration required: email karen@wab.org by Friday, Jan. 20.
  2. Join us on Friday, March 3 to kick off the 18th year of the “If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book…” (aka Rochester Reads) program! Expand the celebration with a Scavenger Hunt as part of First Friday, with prizes. Visit participating First Friday venues and find a hidden item related to the book (images of the item will be posted on the W&B website and Facebook page and via Twitter on Friday, March 3 at noon). Bring your found item to W&B by 9:30pm to receive a free copy of The Enchanted or A Lesson Before Dying. This event is free and open to the public. For information on W&B events visit www.wab.org. For information about the monthly First Friday events visit www.firstfridayrochester.org.
  3. March 6 screening of What I Want My Words to Do to You. Roundtable participants: Precious Bedell, MA, CHW, is a former justice-involved woman who is a Project Health Coordinator, Community Health Worker trainer/instructor and researcher for the Women’s Initiative Supporting Health at the University of Rochester Department of Psychiatry, which provides health care to women recently released from jails and prisons. Precious is also the founder and director of Turning Points Center, which provides resources, information and support to families who have incarcerated loved ones. Joshua Dubler is an assistant professor of Religion at the University of Rochester and the founder of the Rochester Prison Education Project. He is the author of Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison (2013). Diane Morse, MD, is a researcher, medical educator, and clinical internal medicine physician with the Women’s Initiative Supporting Health at the University of Rochester Department of Psychiatry. She investigates trauma-specific motivational strategies to increase needed health services with justice-involved women including those on probation, in drug treatment court, and recently released from incarceration. Patricia Roth Schwartz, poet, writer of fiction, short plays, and creative non-fiction, lives in the Finger Lakes. She volunteered for 14 years inside Auburn Correctional Facility in Auburn, New York, facilitating a weekly poetry workshop with inmates, and helping them publish four books.

March 22 screening of A Place to Stand. Roundtable participants: Joshua Dubler is an assistant professor of Religion at the University of Rochester and the founder of the Rochester Prison Education Project. He is the author of Down in the Chapel: Religious Life in an American Prison (2013). Patricia Roth Schwartz, poet, writer of fiction, short plays, and creative non-fiction, lives in the Finger Lakes. She volunteered for 14 years inside Auburn Correctional Facility in Auburn, New York, facilitating a weekly poetry workshop with inmates, and helping them publish four books. Dwain Wilder is a poet, editor, essayist and Zen Buddhist. He has taught meditation for inmates of Attica for the past seven years. Ed Wiltse teaches literature, film and writing at Nazareth College. He and his students have led reading and discussion groups at Monroe Correctional Facility for the past 17 years; he has also taught courses at Albion women’s prison and Auburn men’s prison.

  1. Reading Seminar: A Survey of Prison Writing. From Sir Walter Raleigh to Oscar Wilde to Martin Luther King, Jr., there is a rich history of literature produced in or inspired by time spent behind bars. In this three-session reading seminar we will explore some well-known texts of the past as well as current writing being done in the US prison system, reflecting on inspiration, content, and craft. This class is in coordination with the 2017 Rochester Reads program. $35 Members and General Public. To register, call (585)-473-2590, x. 107 or go online at www.wab.org.
  1. Reading Seminar of The Enchanted and A Lesson Before Dying. In three Tuesday meetings (March 7, 21 & 28, 6:30-8:00pm) we will explore these two books (one our 1st Rochester Reads selection and the other our 17th and latest) whose narratives in part deal with the death penalty. It is most helpful if participants have read both books before the seminar begins (both are available for sale at Writers & Books) but all are welcome. Free and open to the public but registration required by Wednesday, March 1. To register or for more information call (585) 473-2590, x107.

Also Happening: The current exhibit at Image City Photography Gallery, “Peter’s Picks 2015: A Retrospective” includes a panel of photos in collaboration with our Neighbor, Writers & Books to coincide with the reading of The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld as part of the “if All Rochester Reads the Same Book” series. Partner Steve Levinson describes his photos: These photos are of the dungeon in the Castello Estense in Ferrara Italy. Built in 1385 it has massive dungeons with an amazing history. The half brother of the Duke Alfonso d’Este was imprisoned in the dungeons for 53 years for plotting to overthrow the Duke. The brother created quite a stir when he finally emerged onto the streets of Ferrara in the clothing he had brought with him into this cell a half century before! The exhibit continues through March 19 at the Gallery.

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