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September 2019

Veteran’s Day Reading and Potluck

September 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

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Bridging Silos: Collaborating for Environmental Health and Justice in Urban Communities

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Free to Members | $5 General Public Presentation and Book Signing with Katrina Smith Korfmacher Low-income and marginalized urban communities often suffer disproportionate exposure to environmental hazards, leaving residents vulnerable to associated health problems. With her ground-breaking book, Korfmacher examines ways to collaborate across systems and sectors to address environmental health disparities. Bridging Silos studies three efforts to address long-standing challenges: childhood lead poisoning in Rochester; unhealthy built environments in Duluth, Minnesota; and pollution related to commercial ports and international…

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History Reading Group

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until November 28, 2019

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Free and Open to the Public Explore the big issues and personalities of history. The History Reading Group focuses on one topic each month and invites attendees to bring in books, articles, pictures, or experiential knowledge to share. Topics have ranged from the Chicago Fire of 1871, to Martin Luther, to the Romanovs, to the Opium Wars. Join the conversation every first Thursday of the month.

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October 2019

The Threshing Floor: GBTQ+ Writing Group

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 3, 2019

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Free and Open to the Public December 3: Group Reading

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I Play His Red Guitar

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Book Launch with Charlie Coté with Special Guests Charles Coté’s new collection of elegies about his son’s illness and death, I Play His Red Guitar (Tiger Bark Press), has been lauded by Kim Dower as “remarkable and gorgeous poems, by turns tragic and joyful.” Coté is the author of Flying for the Window (Finishing Line Press, 2008). His work has appeared in Barrow Street, Big City Lit, Segue, Salamander, The Cortland Review, Connecticut River Review, Upstreet, Connotation Press, Ducts, Terminus,…

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The Book Thieves: Young Professionals Book Club

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 7, 2019

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

First Thursday of the Month Free and Open to the Public

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Celebrating Joy Harjo

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Participatory Reading | Monty Campbell, Jr. Featured Poet Free and Open to the Public Join us in celebrating Joy Harjo’s historic appointment as United States Poet Laureate, and plan to share your favorite Harjo poem at our “Open Mic for JH.” Our emcee for the evening, Monty Campbell, Jr., will kick off the evening, reading from his chapbook A Large Dent in Moon (Foothills Publishing, 2011), described by Susan Deer Cloud as “an urban Cayuga Indian’s poetry tour de force…

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Poetry with Terry Blackhawk: Reading and Book Signing

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Free to Members | $5 General Public The Founder and Executive Director of InsideOut Literary Arts Project (1995-2015), Detroit’s legendary poets-in-the-schools program, Terry Blackhawk is the author of six collections of poetry, including Escape Artist, winner of the 2002 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, and the recently released One Less River (Mayapple Press, 2019), called by Patricia Hooper an “unspecified story of loss and recovery, of grief and the many meandering paths away from grief. . . . a luminous…

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ImageOutWrite Reading

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Free and Open to the Public Experience the literary side of ImageOut, Rochester’s excellent LGBT Film Festival. At this special reading, local writers and members of the ImageOutWrite team are on hand to share selections from their 2019 literary journal. Hear the authors’ words in their own voices, grab a copy of ImageOutWrite, and network and mingle.

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November 2019

Rochester Children’s Book Festival

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monroe Community College, 1000 Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY United States
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Free and open to the public Come visit our sponsor table at the Rochester Children's Book Festival and meet Robin L. Flanigan, author of forthcoming M is for Mindful. This children’s abecedarian poetry book cultivates self-awareness, compassion, respect for diversity, and other practices that shape the way we think and act. The book’s short, easy-to-learn verses empower young readers to attain—and maintain—a happy, balanced, and considerate life. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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Rabindranath Tagore’s Śāntiniketan Essays: Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Presentation by Medha Bhattacharyya Medha Bhattacharyya discusses her new translation of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s rarely known collection of meditative essays, Śāntiniketan (Abode of Peace), which looks at his ideas of universality; his socio-cultural location; and his reflections on Buddhism, Vaiṣṇavism, Bāul philosophy, and the Bhagavadgītā, and their contemporary relevance.

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Soul Knows No Bars: A Writer’s Journey Doing Poetry with Inmates

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
Patricia Roth Schwartz

Free and Open to the Public Book Launch with Pat Schwartz

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