SummerWrite Youth Scholarships Now Available

Rochester, NY – Writers & Books is happy to announce that Youth Scholarships are now available for SummerWrite courses. We are now accepting applications.

The application can be downloaded from our website at  or can be picked up at 740 University Ave, Rochester NY 14607.

Many school districts in the area have received SummerWrite catalogs with a copy of the Youth Scholarship application. Districts include: Webster, East Rochester, Rush-Henrietta, Pittsford, Penfield, and Fairport. Ask at your Main Office to find out where the catalogs were distributed in your school.

For more information on Youth Scholarships or questions about applying, contact Sally Bittner Bonn, Director of Youth Education and Community Outreach at or by phone at 585-473-2590 ext 109.


Thank you Bausch + Lomb!

Thanks to the dedicated individuals who came out on Thursday to participate in the 2013 Day Of Caring. These employees spent hours outside working on beautifying the grounds of 740 University Ave. Stop by Writers & Books and admire the new mulch, trimmed trees & bushes, and the lack of weeds!


Thanks again,


Fear of Poetry Workshop for ELA teachers

Media Contact: Chris Fanning

Public Relations Associate

585-473-2590 ext 105




“Fear of Poetry” workshop for Teachers

Rochester, NY – Long time educator and Writers & Books instructor MJ Iuppa will be leading a workshop for secondary ELA teachers on March 2nd and 16th form 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. The full title is Fear of Poetry: Overcoming Barriers and Engaging your Students in Poetry and costs $79 for Writers & Books members and $90 for general public. These half day workshop will spend time :

  • Building a basic foundation for teaching poetry
  • Offering fresh insight on important literary devices such as rhythm, metaphor, alliteration, and onomatopoeia
  • Introducing contemporary and culturally diverse poets
  • Focusing on sparking students interests

MJ will be giving teachers concrete exercises to bring back to their classrooms. Everyone will walk away with a resource packet and a wealth of ideas and inspiration.

To register, call 473-2590 ext 107 or go online to

For more information, contact Steven Huff, Director of Adult Education at or by phone at 473-2590 ext 101.