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Canvas Lit and W&B go back to school

March 27th


Canvas Literary Journal and a Writers & Book staff member went out into the community to promote reading and writing in two Rochester area schools.tumblr_nlujbv7zht1skzswgo3_1280


Canvas Lit members Amelia Willard, Cheyenne Zaremba, Sophia Trzcinski and advisor Lindsay Herko brought Canvas to Mendon Center Elementary as part of their annual Aspiring Young Writers Workshop. They sat down with Mendon Elementary’s Newspaper Club and led four workshops for them, in addition to doing some group editing and a Q & A.

For more information on information on opportunities to have members of the Canvas Literary Journal at your school, contact



PR Associate Chris Fanning went out to Pinnacle School 35 for their annual Read Across School 35 celebration. The theme this year was “Grab your Hat and Read with the Cat”. Chris read The Lorax to Mrs. Bickom’s 4th grade class.

Interested in having a guest reader? E-mail, subject line: School Visit

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First Fridays / Wide Open Mic Hosted by Norm Davis

Each month, Writers & Books participates in the citywide First Friday program. We pick a theme, and keep our doors open until 10:00 PM. In addition to the fun we’re hosting on the first floor, you can also peruse our bookshelves and buy some cheap reads or check out the Wide Open Mic at 7:00 p.m. on the second floor. Our open mic is Rochester’s longest running open mic, hosted by Norm Davis. Stop in and see us.

March 6 – Salute to Irish Authors – Put a poem on a shamrock to take home, taste Irish beers, and wear your green.
April 3 – National Poetry Month – Grab a poem to keep in your pocket, enjoy writing prompts and write a poem on a flower to hang up in Writers & Books all month