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Rochester Reads: A Soiree with Rene Denfeld

March 31, 2017

Location provided with tickets; space for this intimate event is very limited. To purchase tickets, call (585) 473-2590 x107 or see our Front Desk. If you would like to make… View More »

Breathing Fire: Grand Slam 2017

April 07, 2017

Location: Bread and Water Theater 172 W Main St, Rochester, NY 14614 Doors Open: 6:00 p.m. Slam Starts: 6:30 p.m. This is it! After months of slams at Press Coffee… View More »

24 Hour Musical Theatre Festival

April 08, 2017

24 Hours. 28 Artists. 4 Original Musicals & 2 New Plays… we hope… In 2016, Blackfriars Theatre and Writers & Books unleashed a chaotic storm of creative possibilities with The 24 Hour Musical… View More »

SummerWrite Open House 2017

April 08, 2017

Come join in the fun on this creative and informative day! • Take a mini-creative writing workshop • Play word games • Learn about our scholarship program • Listen to… View More »

Read Local: Craig Morgan Teicher

April 15, 2017

What is Read Local? Like the local food movement, Read Local is a program that seeks to get readers to enjoy books grown right in their own back yard. It… View More »

Poem in Your Pocket 2017

April 27, 2017

On Poem in Your Pocket Day, people throughout the United States select a poem, carry it with them, and share it with others throughout the day. Come to Writers &… View More »

Poetry, Potluck, & Pinot 2017

April 29, 2017

Join us for readings by poets and members of the Writers & Books community. Each hour of this poetic celebration will include four poets who will read original poems in… View More »

Reading: Gary Craig

May 18, 2017

Author T.J. English writes of Gary Craig’s new book: “A priest, an Irish revolutionary, and an ex-cop walk into a bar—no, it’s not the setup for a joke, it’s the… View More »

Big Pencil Awards Night 2017

May 19, 2017

Writers & Books is pleased to announce the Big Pencil Awards Night. Join us on Friday, May 19 as we honor those individuals who have made significant contributions to the… View More »

A Night at Nox: Reading with David Hicks and Robin L. Flanigan

June 03, 2017

Join us for a cocktail and a reading! The literary themed Nox Cocktail Lounge makes the perfect setting to hear two incredible writers read from their latest work in a… View More »