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Readings

Chen Chen

Chen Chen will be in conversation with author and poet Peter Conners, Publisher and Executive Director of BOA Editions. Portrait by Margarita Corporan In his highly anticipated second collection of […]

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Free

Cynthia Dewi Oka

Cynthia Dewi Oka will be in conversation with author and poet Peter Conners, Publisher and Executive Director of BOA Editions. In her fourth poetry collection, Cynthia Dewi Oka performs a […]

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Free

Cyrus Cassells

In the aftermath of the Stand Your Ground killing of his close friend’s father, Cassells explores the brutality, bigotry, and betrayal at the heart of current America. Taking his cue […]

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Free – $20

Deborah Haber

LIKAH! A Puppy Story helps children ages 5 - 8 cope with the unexpected loss of someone dear, a situation affecting all populations and generations. Vetted by child psychologists specializing […]

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Free – $20

Valerie Dimino

In The Man Behind the Curtain: A Memoir (Possibilities Press, 2022), Jessica Renee with co-author Valerie Dimino tells her story of rape and sexual assault by her step-father starting at […]

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Free – $20

Matt Donovan

Matt Donovan will be in conversation with author and poet Peter Conners, Publisher and Executive Director of BOA Editions. The Dug-Up Gun Museum confronts our country’s obsession with guns to […]

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Free

Craig Morgan Teicher

Craig Morgan Teicher will be in conversation with author and poet Peter Conners, Publisher and Executive Director of BOA Editions. A seminal voice in American prose poetry from the sixties […]

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Free

Nishant Batsha

Spanning from the lush terrain of the South Pacific to the golden hills of San Francisco, Mother Ocean Father Nation is an entrancing debut about how one family, at the […]

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Free – $20

Workshops & Master Classes

David B. Seaburn

What contributes to a writer’s voice? How is it different from a character’s voice? How does one create characters’ voices that are as real as one’s own? Photographer and writer […]

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$40

Tyrese L. Coleman

Flash fiction and flash nonfiction are highly popular yet sometimes misunderstood genres. A common misconception is that flash is easy to write because it is short (1,000 words or fewer). […]

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$40

Poetry Workshop: Getting Unstuck

Writer’s Block: Is there such a thing? William Stafford’s solution: Ignore "high standards" and "get into action." Exercising our writing muscles every day can help prepare us for when the […]

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$40

Second Saturday Book Club

Jason Mott: Second Saturday Book Club Conversation

Hell of a Book “Hell of a Book teetertotters real life and fiction in a dizzying yet dazzling exploration of exploration itself. Jason Mott brings much of what he's known for […]

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Free

Clifford Thompson: Second Saturday Book Club Conversation

What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man’s Blues November 12 @ EST 11:00 am - 12:00 pm When Donald Trump ascends to the presidency, Thompson finds himself questioning his most deeply held convictions. In […]

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Free

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Rochester Reads! 2022 | Jason Mott

Reading, Q & A, Book Signing

Sponsored by The Penfield Public Library & The Friends of the Penfield Public Library Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Road, Penfield, NY 14526 (also live streamed) Free Admission | ASL Interpretation […]

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Reading, Q & A, Book Signing

Sponsored by Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County (also live streamed) Kate Gleason Auditorium 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY 14604 Free […]

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Reading, Facilitated Conversation, Book Signing

Sponsored by St. John Fisher University St. John Fisher University (also live streamed) Cleary Family Auditorium 3690 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14618 Doors open at 7 pm Registration required | […]

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Free – $20

Reception and Priority Seating at Keynote

Hosted by The Strong National Museum of Play The Strong National Museum of Play Central Lobby One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607   Registration required

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$125

Author’s Keynote and Book Signing

Hosted by The Strong National Museum of Play The Strong National Museum of Play (also live streamed) Paychex Theater One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY Doors open at 7 pm | […]

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Free – $20