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January 2022

Tyler Barton: Eternal Night at the Nature Museum

January 27 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Virtual Event Tyler Barton will be in conversation with Kevin Wilson. Loss and rediscovery occupy the heart of this adventurous debut collection. The characters in Eternal Night at the Nature Museum find refuge in strange, repurposed spaces: a middle-aged addict emcees a demolition derby, which transforms into a hostel, then a cult; a church congregates in an abandoned Hardee's; octogenarians escape their nursing home; unsupervised children sell knives to the neighborhood. In twenty vivid, rowdy, buoyant stories--ranging from one-page flashes…

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February 2022

Character-driven Fiction: Making it Happen

February 12 @ EST 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, 115 South Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604 United States

Virtual Writing Workshop with David B. Seaburn  Curated by Writers & Books Sponsor & Host:  Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County February 12, 2022, 10:30 am - 1 pm Free to the Public | Enrollment limited to 16 Registration opens on January 15, 2022: Register here.  Workshop is fully enrolled, but a waiting list is available. E.M. Forster suggested that if an author writes that the King died and then the Queen died, there is no plot for the…

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Read & Write With Dante Micheaux

February 24 @ EST 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Prose Rhythm in Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 6 - 7:30 pm: Craft Talk with Dante Micheaux Tuesday, March 1, 2022 | 6 - 7:30 pm: Workshopping Session, facilitated by Alison Meyers The Whitmanian corpus, large and ever-growing, will never be as large as Whitman himself—whom we remember for his 1855 publication of Leaves of Grass (among other things), which marked the beginning of an American poetic project. The endeavor sought to and succeeded in…

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