Hosted by: International Sister Cities of Rochester and Writers & Books
Location: Rochester Central Library
Through language, culture and geography, Rochester and its twelve sister cities around the world share the universal human need for storytelling. The prose and poetry of international literature reflect human emotions and experiences that transcend politics and national borders.
Join Writers & Books and International Sister Cities of Rochester for an evening of literature. Supporters of each of Rochester’s Sister Cities will read a passage in its language of origin and in English.
Friday, May 1
Harold Hacker Hall, Rochester Central Library’s Rundel Memorial Building
115 South Ave
Admission is free
Breathing Fire: Grand Slam
Hosted by: Rachel McKibbens
This is it! After months of slams at the Greenhouse Cafe, the Grand Slam is here. Join us at the Eisenhart Auditorium at the Rochester Museum and Science Center, and listen to some of Rochester’s most exciting youth voices. Participate in the judging! Be a part of this new movement in the community!
Congratulations to the following teen poets who will be competing on April 24:
IQ the Great
Friday, April 24, 2015
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
General Public Price: $ 10
$5 for Students
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Max & Marian Farash Charitable Foundation
Debut Novelist Boris Fishman Comes to Rochester
Rochester, NY: Boris Fishman, author of A Replacement Life (recently included on The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014) will be in Rochester April 9th – 11th as part of Writers & Books newest community read program, The Debut Novel Series.
Taken from borisfishman.com:
“Boris was born in Minsk, Belarus, and immigrated to the United State in 1988 at nine. His journalism, essays, and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine and Book Review, The New Republic, The Nation, The London Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. “
Boris will be giving several readings while in Rochester:
Public Reading and Book Signing: April 9th – 7:30 PM at School of the Arts auditorium (45 Prince St) $10 GP, $8 W&B and JCC members, seniors and students
The Publishing Process Talk: April 10th – 7:30 PM at Writers & Books (740 University Ave), Free, but reservation required (call 585-473-2590 ext 107)
Writers’ Master Class: April 11th – 10:00 AM – Noon at Writers & Books (740 University Ave) $40 GP, $35 W7B members
For more information on Boris Fishman and his visit to Rochester, visit our website at http://wab.org/boris-fishman-debut-novel-series/