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Jan 24, 2018
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Introduction to Poetry

This class is primarily for beginners looking to write poetry, but will also focus on the wide range of poetry in the world, readings, publication, and oral presentation. By the… View More »

Jan 24, 2018
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Writing Identity: The House on Mango Street (A Rochester Reads Class)

Reyna Grande, the 2018 Rochester Reads author, cites The House on Mango Street as an important book in her journey as a writer. This lyrical text by Sandra Cisneros will… View More »

Jan 27, 2018

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Teen Writers’ Circle

Code: W18-Y02 Avid and accomplished teen fiction writers meet to explore new approaches to their craft, give each other feedback under the guidance of published writers, and plot world domination,… View More »


Jan 23, 2018

2 Pages/2 Voices 2018

Each year, Writers & Books and Geva Theatre Center collaborate to present 2 Pages/2 Voices, an evening of short plays written by area writers and read by area actors.  … View More »

Jan 23, 2018

(W)ri(gh)t(e)2Heal: January 23

A workshop where we come together to explore the impact of writing poetry on our personal growth, where we discuss trauma and mental health with a focus on personal reflection.… View More »

Jan 25, 2018

History Reading Salon: The History of Bread

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 »


Now Hiring: Development Manager Position

Position: Development Manager   Description of Responsibilities: JOB SUMMARY: The Development Manager is responsible for identifying and developing relationships with prospective donors, maintaining accurate donor records, and implementing programs to… View More »

“Make Believe” by Sara Bickweat Penner

From my earliest memories I loved playing “make believe.” By six years old, my friends and I would spend hours in the basement with a sheet draped over the pipe… View More »


    If procrastination was an art I’d be Picasso. I have a myriad of forms and techniques to delay and fail at achieving my goals. Each year it seems… View More »