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April 2018

Bertrand Russell Society

April 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$3

The Bertrand Russell Society was formed shortly after Russell’s death in 1970. This ongoing lecture series promises to enlighten and entertain. Monthly meetings are open to everyone, not just to members of the society.

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History Reading Salon: The History of Land Ownership

April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Writers & Books’ history buffs as they explore the big issues and personalities of history. We do not choose particular books, only subjects. You can read any book or other material on the subject and join the discussion.

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May 2018

The Book Thieves: Young Professionals’ Book Club: Water Music by T.C. Boyle

May 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Book Thieves is a group of young “professionals” who enjoy eating, drinking, and most importantly, talking about books. We are about as relaxed a YP group as they come, so don’t be intimidated! Bring a dish/snacks/drinks to pass. Come for one book, or join us for the whole season!

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Valley Manor Book Discussion: Blissful by Steve Huff

May 9, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join our lively discussions every other month at Valley Manor with facilitators who teach at Writers & Books. Valley Manor is located at 1570 East Avenue in Rochester.

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Bertrand Russell Society

May 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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The Bertrand Russell Society was formed shortly after Russell’s death in 1970. This ongoing lecture series promises to enlighten and entertain. Monthly meetings are open to everyone, not just to members of the society.

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History Reading Salon: England’s “Perfect storm”: Luddites, Napoleon, 1812

May 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Writers & Books’ history buffs as they explore the big issues and personalities of history. We do not choose particular books, only subjects. You can read any book or other material on the subject and join the discussion.

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June 2018

The Book Thieves: Young Professionals’ Book Club: Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

June 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Book Thieves is a group of young “professionals” who enjoy eating, drinking, and most importantly, talking about books. We are about as relaxed a YP group as they come, so don’t be intimidated! Bring a dish/snacks/drinks to pass. Come for one book, or join us for the whole season!

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Bertrand Russell Forum

June 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Bertrand Russell Society was formed shortly after Russell‰۪s death in 1970. This ongoing lecture series promises to enlighten and entertain. Monthly meetings are open to everyone, not just to members of the society.

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History Reading Salon: JFK and Vietnam

June 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Writers & Books’ history buffs as they explore the big issues and personalities of history. We do not choose particular books, only subjects. You can read any book or other material on the subject and join the discussion.

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July 2018

Valley Manor Book Discussion: The Girl Who Lived by Christopher Greyson

July 11, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Valley Manor, 1570 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14610 United States

Join our lively discussions every other month at Valley Manor with facilitators who teach at Writers & Books. Valley Manor is located at 1570 East Avenue in Rochester.

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Bertrand Russell Society

July 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

The Bertrand Russell Society was formed shortly after Russell's death in 1970. This ongoing lecture series promises to enlighten and entertain. Monthly meetings are open to everyone, not just to members of the society.

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History Reading Salon: 1876: The Disputed U.S. Presidential Election

July 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

Join the history buffs at Writers & Books as they explore the big issues and personalities of history. We do not choose particular books, only subjects. You can read any book or other material on the subject and join the discussion.

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August 2018

The Book Thieves: Young Professionals’ Book Club

August 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman The Book Thieves is a group of young "professionals" who enjoy eating, drinking, and most importantly, talking about books. We are about as relaxed a YP group as they come, so don't be intimidated! Bring a dish/snacks/drinks to pass. Come for one book, or join us for the whole season!

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Bertrand Russell Society

August 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

The Bertrand Russell Society was formed shortly after Russell's death in 1970. This ongoing lecture series promises to enlighten and entertain. Monthly meetings are open to everyone, not just to members of the society.

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History Reading Salon: The Viking Age

August 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Join the history buffs at Writers & Books as they explore the big issues and personalities of history. We do not choose particular books, only subjects. You can read any book or other material on the subject and join the discussion.

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September 2018

The Book Thieves: Young Professionals’ Book Club

September 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil by John Berendt The Book Thieves is a group of young professionals who enjoy eating, drinking, and most importantly, talking about books. We are about as relaxed a YP group as they come, so don't be intimidated! Bring a dish/snacks/drinks to pass. Come for one book, or join us for the whole season!

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History Reading Salon: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971

September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Join the history buffs at Writers & Books as they explore the big issues and personalities of history. We do not choose particular books, only subjects. You can read any book or other material on the subject and join the discussion.

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October 2018

Senior Reading Group

October 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Free & open to the public   Hosted by Norm Davis   Share your writing with other seniors in a comfortable atmosphere at Writers & Books.

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Bertrand Russell Society

October 11, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Free for members / $3 General public   The Bertrand Russell Society was formed shortly after Russell’s death in 1970. This ongoing lecture series promises to enlighten and entertain. Monthly meetings are open to everyone, not just to members of the society.

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The Testing Charade: “Pretending to Make Schools Better” Discussion

October 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Free & open to the public   Join Rocheser Education Coalition as they host a Community Read discussion group on The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better by Daniel Koretz.   Sponsored by the Rochester Coalition for Public Education, Writers & Books, the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education at the University of Rochester, and the Rochester Teachers Association.

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Conversation with Reyna Grande

October 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Reyna Grande

2018 Rochester Reads author Reyna Grande returns to discuss her new memoir A Dream Called Home - an inspiring account of one woman's quest to find her place in America as a first-generation Latina university student and aspiring writer determined to build a new life for her family one fearless word at a time. In conversation with Rochester Reads Coordinator, Karen vanMeenen.   $3 Members / $6 General public

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History Reading Salon: Communism & Socialism since the Russian Revolution, 1917

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Rochester, NY United States

Join Writers & Books history buffs as they explore the big issues and personalities of history. We do not choose particular books, only subjects. You can read any book or other material on the subject and join the discussion.

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Encore screening of National Theatre Live production of Frankenstein

October 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Little Theatre, 240 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14604 United States
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$15 Little Theatre members and W&B members / $20 General Public (tickets available in advance at thelittle.org or at the door; to get W&B discount you must purchase in person at The Little in advance or at the door)   This exciting stage production was sold-out throughout its run in London. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller alternating between roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation. This version stars Cumberbatch as the creature and Miller as Victor Frankenstein.…

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November 2018

The Book Thieves: The Mirrored World by Debra Dean

November 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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The Mirrored World by Debra Dean The Book Thieves is a group of young professionals who enjoy eating, drinking, and most importantly, talking about books. We are about as relaxed a YP group as they come, so don’t be intimidated! Bring a dish/snacks/drinks to pass. Come for one book, or join us for the whole season!

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Bertrand Russell Society

November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Free for members / $3 General public   The Bertrand Russell Society was formed shortly after Russell’s death in 1970. This ongoing lecture series promises to enlighten and entertain. Monthly meetings are open to everyone, not just to members of the society.

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Valley Manor Book Discussion

November 14, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Free & open to the public   Join our lively discussions every other month at Valley Manor with facilitators who teach at Writers & Books.   November 14 - The Paris Architect by Charles Belfoure Facilitator: Kitty Jospe   Valley Manor is located at 1570 East Ave in Rochester.

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Book Discussion: Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Book discussion of the best-selling novel Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline Free and open to the public This discussion is in advance and support of the author's appearance as Keynote Speaker at Children Awaiting Parents' Heart Gallery Luncheon, Tuesday, November 27. For information on or tickets to the luncheon, see ChildrenAwaitingParents.org or call (585) 232-5110.

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History Reading Salon: Hemophilia and the Fall of the Romanovs

November 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Join Writers & Books history buffs as they explore the big issues and personalities of history. We do not choose particular books, only subjects. You can read any book or other material on the subject and join the discussion.

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December 2018

The Book Thieves: Impressions of Africa by Raymond Roussel

December 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Impressions of Africa by Raymond Roussel (& holiday party!) The Book Thieves is a group of young professionals who enjoy eating, drinking, and most importantly, talking about books. We are about as relaxed a YP group as they come, so don’t be intimidated! Bring a dish/snacks/drinks to pass. Come for one book, or join us for the whole season!

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Bertrand Russell Society

December 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Free for members / $3 General public   The Bertrand Russell Society was formed shortly after Russell’s death in 1970. This ongoing lecture series promises to enlighten and entertain. Monthly meetings are open to everyone, not just to members of the society.

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February 2019

Where’s My Hogwarts Letter? Harry Potter for Adults

February 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Remember reading a book in school you actually liked and looked forward to discussing it with your classmates? Well, are you an adult that enjoyed Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, or a dystopian book like The Handmaid's Tale or 1984? Join us for a fun, no pressure book discussion this winter. Bring a dish or drink to pass and come ready to nerd out over topics, themes, and characters with other like-minded adults.   Free for members / $3 GP  …

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March 2019

I Drink and I Know Things: Game of Thrones

March 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Remember reading a book in school you actually liked and looked forward to discussing it with your classmates? Well, are you an adult that enjoyed Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, or a dystopian book like The Handmaid's Tale or 1984? Join us for a fun, no pressure book discussion this winter. Bring a dish or drink to pass and come ready to nerd out over topics, themes, and characters with other like-minded adults.   Free for members / $3 GP  …

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We’re F*#!ed: Dystopian Fiction

March 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$3

Remember reading a book in school you actually liked and looked forward to discussing it with your classmates? Well, are you an adult that enjoyed Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, or a dystopian book like The Handmaid's Tale or 1984? Join us for a fun, no pressure book discussion this winter. Bring a dish or drink to pass and come ready to nerd out over topics, themes, and characters with other like-minded adults. Free for members / $3 General Admission

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RR Author Visit: Central Library

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Central Library, 115 South Ave.
Rochester, NY United States
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Author visit by Omar El Akkad: Reading followed by Q&A and book signing - Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Kate Gleason Auditorium 115 South Ave.ROCHESTER (sponsored by Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library) Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 428-8350 or email Susan.Lusignan@libraryweb.org.

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RR Author Visit: Nazareth College

March 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Nazareth College, 4245 East Avenue
Rochester, NY United States
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Author visit by Omar El Akkad: Reading followed by Q&A and book signing - Nazareth College Linehan Chapel, Golisano Academic Center, 4245 East Avenue PITTSFORD Free. No registration required. For more information email fgentil7@naz.edu.

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RR Author Visit: Penfield Public Library

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Road
Penfield, NY 14526 United States
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Author visit by Omar El Akkad: Reading followed by Q&A and book signing - *This event will be ASL interpreted Penfield Public Library, 1985 Baird Rd. PENFIELD Free but registration required beginning March 1. To register or for more information call (585) 340-8720.

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RR Author Visit: Wood Library

March 28 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Wood Library, 134 N. Main St.
Canandaigua, NY United States
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Author visit by Omar El Akkad: Reading followed by Q&A and book signing - Wood Library, 134 N. Main St. CANANDAIGUA Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 394-1381.

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RR Author Visit: FLCC

March 28 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr.
Canandaigua, NY United States
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Author visit by Omar El Akkad: Reading followed by Q&A and book signing - Finger Lakes Community College, Stage 14, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr. CANANDAIGUA Free for students/$2 general public. No registration required. For more information call (585) 785-1367 or email curtis.nehringbliss@flcc.edu.

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RR Author Visit: SUNY Geneseo

March 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
geneseo, 1 College Cir.
Geneseo, NY United States
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Author visit by Omar El Akkad: Reading followed by Q&A and book signing - SUNY Geneseo, Tower Room, 1 College Cir. GENESEO Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 245-5591 or email rawlins@geneseo.edu.

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History Reading Salon: History of the Poppy: Blessing and Misery

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

History of the Poppy: Blessing and Misery Join Writers & Books' history buffs as they explore the big issues and personalities of history. We do not choose particular books, only subjects. You can read any book or other material on the subject and join the discussion.

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RR Author Visit: Greece Public Library

March 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Greece Public Library, 2 Vince Tofany Blvd.
Rochester, NY United States
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Author visit by Omar El Akkad: Reading followed by Q&A and book signing – Greece Public Library, 2 Vince Tofany Blvd.GREECE Free but registration required. For more information or to register call (585) 225-8951 or visit www.greecepubliclibrary.org.

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RR Author Visit: Monroe Community College

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Monroe Community College, 1000 Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY United States
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Author visit by Omar El Akkad: Reading followed by Q&A and book signing – Monroe Community College, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Monroe A and B 1000 Henrietta Road HENRIETTA (parking in Lot M) Free and open to the public. Tickets available at www.monroecctickets.com. For information call (585) 292-2534.

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RR Author Visit: Valley Manor

March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Valley Manor, 1570 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14610 United States
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Author visit by Omar El Akkad: Reading followed by Q&A and book signing – Valley Manor, 1570 East Ave. ROCHESTER Free but registration required. To register or for more information call (585) 770-1956 or email greeves@episcopalseniorlife.org.

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RR Author Visit: St. John Fisher College

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Author visit by Omar El Akkad: Reading followed by Q&A and book signing – St. John Fisher College Cleary Auditorium, 3690 East Avenue PITTSFORD Free. No registration required. For more information call (585) 385-8078 or email jrobinson@sjfc.edu.Sat. March 30 10:00am-12:00pm

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April 2019

History Reading Salon: The Elizabethan Age

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Elizabethan Age Join Writers & Books' history buffs as they explore the big issues and personalities of history. We do not choose particular books, only subjects. You can read any book or other material on the subject and join the discussion.

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May 2019

Book Thieves: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste NgHosted by Tate DeCaro and Meredith Smith The Book Thieves is a group of young professionals who enjoy eating, drinking, and most importantly, talking about books. We are about as relaxed a YP group as they come, so don't be intimidated! Bring a dish/snacks/drinks to pass. Come for one book, or join us for the whole season!

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History Reading Salon: The Quaker Colonies

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Quaker ColoniesJoin Writers & Books' history buffs as they explore the big issues and personalities of history. We do not choose particular books, only subjects. You can read any book or other material on the subject and join the discussion.

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June 2019

Book Thieves: If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin The Book Thieves is a group of young professionals who enjoy eating, drinking, and most importantly, talking about books. We are about as relaxed a YP group as they come, so don't be intimidated! Bring a dish/snacks/drinks to pass. Come for one book, or join us for the whole season!

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History Reading Salon: The Crime of the Century: Leopold and Loeb

June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Crime of the Century: Leopold and LoebJoin Writers & Books' history buffs as they explore the big issues and personalities of history. We do not choose particular books, only subjects. You can read any book or other material on the subject and join the discussion.

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August 2019

Books to Film with Jack Garner

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10
Jack Garner

Join film critic Jack Garner for a discussion of film adaptations of books. What does it take to make a successful adaptation of a book? How have things gone diasterously wrong? We'll take a look at the challenges, the pitfalls, and the triumphs.   Jack Garner was chief film critic for the Gannett newspapers and staff film critic at the (Rochester, NY) Democrat and Chronicle for 30 years before he retired in June, 2007. He also continues to write for…

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