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March 2018

First Annual Blue-stocking Salon & Reading in honor of International Women’s Day

March 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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First Annual Blue-stocking Salon & Reading in honor of International Women’s Day #pressforprogress Rochester has always been a hotbed of voices calling for equality and women’s rights. It’s only fitting that Rochester writers continue that legacy. Join Writers & Books as we bring together a diverse group of writers to share their stories, honor history, and celebrate the lives of women. Reception (cake!) to follow reading *There is limited seating at this event so please arrive early* Featuring: Stephanie Woodward,…

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1st Annual Bluestocking Salon & Reading in honor of International Women’s Day

March 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$3

Rochester has always been a hotbed of voices calling for equality and women’s rights. It’s only fitting that Rochester writers continue that legacy. Join Writers & Books as we bring together a diverse group of writers to share their stories, honor history, and celebrate the lives of women. Featuring Sonja Livingston, Stephanie Woodward, Angela Pichichero, Nadia Ghent, Donna Jackel, Annette Ramos, Sejal Shah, & Reenah Golden

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Genesee Reading Series – Joe Flaherty & Steve Huff

March 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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It’s up close and personal in the intimate Performance Space upstairs – stay afterwards and talk to the authors while eating cookies.

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April 2018

WHO AM I? One woman’s journey of search for her identity and how she turned it into her first memoir

April 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Susan Moyer, An Adoptee's Search for Her Biological Family

Our culture is seeing a surge of interest in DNA testing services, ancestry sites, and shows like "Who Do You Think You Are?" and "Long Lost Family." In this talk, adoptee Susan Moyer tells the story of how she searched for 30 years for her biological family, despite being a child of closed adoption. Her journey led her to amazing people, places, and revelations. From Albany to New York, from Toronto to Ireland, she refused to give up on finding…

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Genesee Reading Series – M.J. Iuppa & David Delaney

April 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$6

It’s up close and personal in the intimate Performance Space upstairs – stay afterwards and talk to the authors while eating cookies.

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“A Better, Not Bitter Divorce:” Reading with BJ Mann

April 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$6

BJ Mann, author and well-known divorce mediator in Rochester, NY, will read from her new book A Better, Not Bitter Divorce, The Fair and Affordable Way to End Your Marriage. Based on 17 years' experience in the field, A Better, Not Bitter Divorce is a practical, detailed guide for anyone navigating this challenging time in their life. BJ will also answer questions about divorce, as well as the process of writing and publishing her book. The program will also include…

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Read Local: Sean Dougherty

April 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Read Local is a program that seeks to get readers to enjoy books grown right in their own back yard. It is a book club and event series, highlighting books published by publishing houses based right here in Rochester. Read the book, meet the author, and support local businesses along the way! Sponsors include Hart’s Grocers, Three Heads Brewing, Fuego Coffee, Greenwood Books, The Little Theatre, and Nox Cocktail Lounge. Books will be available for purchase.

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Stories ROC: Hair

April 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$10

True, personal stories on a common theme, shared in front of a live audience. Everyone has a story. What’s yours? Send your three-sentence story idea to StoriesRoc@yahoo.com. Join the conversation: www.facebook.com/Stories-ROC. Visit www. storiesroc.wordpress.com to view past shows. April 20: Hair! Tales of bad haircuts, perming it, straightening it, having it, losing it—and loving it.

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So Many Homelands: Memories of a Daughter of the Armenian Diaspora

April 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$6

Rochester author Berdjouhi Esmerian will share selections from her new book SO MANY HOMELANDS, including recollections of her childhood in her Armenian home in Alexandria, Egypt, before and after World War II and other historical events that changed the course of her life. April 24th is Armenian Genocide Memorial Day, held annually to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Esmerian will share her thoughts. Books will be available for sale at front desk.

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Words & Music, Music & Words

April 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

An evening of music inspired by poetry, poetry inspired by music – from the Renaissance to the present day, including musical settings of poems, contemporary improvisation (musicians responding in real time to text that is being read), and a few musical haiku. Artists include poet Bart White (Just Poets), saxophonist Nicki Roman, oboist Terry Smith, composer Linda Josephs, and other Ad Hoc Music collaborators.

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Poetry, Potluck, & Pinot

April 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Presenting the perennial & popular poetry picnic! A marathon celebration of National Poetry Month, each hour will feature four poets reading their original work. Please join us with a dish or a bottle to pass. Schedule includes: 2:00 - 3:00 Gracen Lynch Jennifer Maloney Charles Banks Martha Treichler 3:00 - 4:00 pm Kitty Jospe Sarah Cedeno Gail Hosking Bill Pruitt 4:00 - 5:00 pm Sarah Freligh Dave Purdy Lu Highsmith 5:00 - 6:00 pm Anastasia Nikolis Alicia Hoffman Matt Kotula

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May 2018

MCC Student Showcase

May 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Genesee Reading Series – Ralph Black & Al Abonado

May 8, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$6

It’s up close and personal in the intimate Performance Space upstairs – stay afterwards and talk to the authors while eating cookies.

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