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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

Group Reading

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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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Erik & The Wolf

September 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Hnossa

A young man learns of love and change at the hands of a mysterious young woman and a wood of ancient spirits. Hnossa concludes their series of encore performances with a return of their first show performed in Rochester.   Hnossa is a multimedia artists’ collective that uses myths and folktales of the past to explore the present and dream the future by weaving together layered soundscapes, song, and prose. Featuring three shows written by Didrik Söderström and Matt Frost and…

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October 2019

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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Genesee Reading Series: Reenah Golden and Sally Bittner Bonn

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$6 56 tickets left

Reenah Golden and Sally Bittner Bonn Now in its 36th year, the Genesee Reading Series is a smorgasbord for your literary palate. On the second Tuesday of each month, listen to two authors read their work up close and personal in the intimate Performance Space upstairs. By the end of the year, you will have feasted on the work of 24 regional authors (some prominent, some emerging; writers of fiction, poetry, essay, creative nonfiction, memoir). Stay afterward and talk to…

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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

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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Genesee Reading Series: Sarah Freligh and Gail Hosking

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$6 56 tickets left

Sarah Freligh and Gail Hosking Now in its 36th year, the Genesee Reading Series is a smorgasbord for your literary palate. On the second Tuesday of each month, listen to two authors read their work up close and personal in the intimate Performance Space upstairs. By the end of the year, you will have feasted on the work of 24 regional authors (some prominent, some emerging; writers of fiction, poetry, essay, creative nonfiction, memoir). Stay afterward and talk to the…

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