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March 2019

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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Rochester Oratorio Society presents “Peacemakers Preview

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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The Rochester Oratorio Society presents "Peacemakers Preview," Thursday, March 28, 7:00-8:15 P.M. at Writers & Books, 740 University Ave, Rochester, NY 14607. Memorial Art Gallery docent Lucy Durkin will preview the projections she has curated to accompany the music, including iconic images of the authors of the texts in the Oratorio Society's performance of "The Peacemakers" (Friday, April 5, 7:30 P.M. at Hochstein). Choreographer Thomas Warfield discusses his work with the NTID Dancers, to be featured on the program. ROS Artistic Director Eric Townell gives behind-the-scenes details of the…

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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: Victor Town Hall

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Victor Town Hall, 85 E. Main St.
Victor, NY United States
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Author visit by Omar El Akkad: Reading followed by Q&A and book signing – Victor Town Hall, 85 E. Main St. VICTOR (sponsored by Victor Farmington Library) Free and open to the public. For information call (585) 924-2637. Registration encouraged through www.victorfarmingtonlibrary.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

The Threshing Floor LGBTQ Writing Group

April 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The deep end is fine here, so we don't have to stay in the safe shallows. If you love writing, especially "edgy" stuff, bring it. In all good writing, we benefit from many perspectives, willing to take them in while standing in and speaking from our own truth.

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Listening to the Future

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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A literary event for high school students co-hosted by Rochester Spoken Word and Writers & Books. This event will be on Thursday, April 4, this year at Writers & Books. We'll soon be accepting nominations for student readers as well as entries for this year's student-designed T-shirt. Before we do that, however we want to make sure we're reaching as many high school teachers across Monroe County as possible. If you're a high school English/Writing teacher or an Art/Graphic Design…

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First Friday Wide Open Mic

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

It's First Friday, so come take a book home or come sit in and WRITE! Every First Friday, we're offering a discount in our bookstore: $3 paperbacks, $5 hardcovers, and $10 past Rochester Reads books. Our entire first floor is also your "writing grounds": bring your laptop or some paper and find a corner to curl up in and work on your writing (free wifi!). Stop in, peruse the bookshelves, enjoy a snack, and stay for Wide Open Mic hosted…

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Veterans’ Writing Group

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free and open to any veteran and family members Hosted by Timothy Hansen and Mary Finucane The focus of the Veterans Writing Group is creative nonfiction, drawn from the wartime and peacetime experiences of veterans and their family members. Prompts are used to generate original writing. Works are read aloud and workshopped by other participants. The intent of the group is to help vets write about their experiences in their own words for archival, historical, or literary purposes. The National…

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SummerWrite Open House

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Come join in the fun on this creative and informative day! • Register for summer workshops • Take a mini-creative writing workshop • Play word games • Learn about our scholarship program • Meet some of our teachers • Tour our facilities • Learn about our referral program • Have questions answered about our youth programs • Learn about Writers ROC mentoring program for Rochester city residents: Partnership with School of the Arts Extra support for students planning to audition…

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Words & Music, Music & Words

April 11 @ 7:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$6.00

An evening of music inspired by poetry, poetry inspired by music – from the Renaissance to the present day, presented by Ad Hoc Music. Ad Hoc Music is a flexible musical collaborative that brings together students, professionals, and dedicated community musicians to present creative classical music performances, often in places where this music is not normally heard.

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Craig Morgan Teicher Reading

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$3

Craig Morgan Teicher received an MFA from Columbia University in 2005. He is the author of The Trembling Answers (BOA Editions, 2017), winner of the 2018 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, To Keep Love Blurry (BOA Editions, 2012), Brenda Is in the Room and Other Poems (Center for Literary Publishing, 2008), and Cradle Book (BOA Editions, 2010), a collection of stories and fables. Teicher is a literary critic, and his essays and reviews have appeared in numerous publications. He teaches at…

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Last Mondays Comedy Open Mic

April 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Hosted by Kevin Markman   Join us for the Last Mondays Comedy Open Mic in our performance space! Anyone interested gets 5-7 minutes of stage time. Come to perform or just watch. Comics are great but we need an audience too!

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Poetry, Potluck, & Pinot

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

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. 2:00 PM Patricia Roth Schwartz Joel Lesses Reilly Hirst Celeste Schantz 3:00 PM Charlie Cote Meagan Downing Jonathan Everitt Kathleen Wakefield 4:00 PM Sarah Collins Brian DiNitto Lindsay Herko Javi Mason 5:00 PM Tony Leuzzi Karen Faris

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Regional Writers Showcase

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Geva Theatre Center and Writers & Books are once again collaborating to give regional playwrights the opportunity to bring their works to local audiences. This year's performances will be: April 29, 7:00 pm, The Fielding Stage Something Else, by Maria Brandt May 6, 7:00 pm, The Fielding Stage Free Coffee and Donuts, by Melinda Gros Solitude, by Carolyn Kourofsky Both full-length and one-act plays written by regional playwrights (living now or having lived within the five county-area: Monroe, Livingston, Wayne,…

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May 2019

Veterans’ Writing Group

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free and open to any veteran and family members Hosted by Timothy Hansen and Mary Finucane The focus of the Veterans Writing Group is creative nonfiction, drawn from the wartime and peacetime experiences of veterans and their family members. Prompts are used to generate original writing. Works are read aloud and workshopped by other participants. The intent of the group is to help vets write about their experiences in their own words for archival, historical, or literary purposes. The National…

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Regional Writers Showcase

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

Calling All Playwrights & Writers! Geva Theatre Center and Writers & Books are once again collaborating to give regional playwrights the opportunity to bring their works to local audiences. Both full-length and one-act plays written by regional playwrights (living now or having lived within the five county-area: Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, Ontario, and Genesee), selected through an open competitive process, will be given a developmental reading by professional actors at Geva. The purpose of the festival is to give promising regional…

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Motherish: Laura Rock Gaughan Reading

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The women who populate Laura Rock Gaughan's debut story collection, Motherish, veer from playful to distraught, reckless to restrained, anchored to unmoored. Gambling grandmas, athletes and organists, pregnant bus passengers and punitive bank tellers are pushed to the brink by Gaughan's distinctively precise prose, while they grapple with what it means to mother and be mothered. Laura will also be teaching a class on Writing Mothers on Saturday, May 11, 10am-12pm

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CosmoCon

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

CosmoCon is a celebration of Cosmographia authors May 15-18, 2019 at Writers & Books. Cosmographia is a publisher of soulful books based in Rochester, New York whose authors include poets, fiction writers, memoirists, and artists from as far away at Beirut, Lebanon. Join us for a talk, workshop, and meet the authors at the big reading. Wednesday, May 15, 7:00 pm: Possible Lives, Past Lives—talk by Elizabeth Bodien $10 Thursday, May 16, 6:00 pm-9:00 pm: Readings and meet-and-greet with authors…

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Writers Books at Barnes Noble!

May 31 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Hold off on that next Barnes & Noble purchase! Don’t rush to buy that graduation gift! Wait a bit longer to purchase the new album! On May 31st Writers & Books will be participating in a Barnes & Noble Book-fair! What does that mean? We’ll explain: On May 31st, head out to any participating Barnes & Noble nearby (that’s pretty much every store in the country that isn’t affiliated with a college). After you’ve perused the shelves of books, music,…

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June 2019

Veterans’ Writing Group

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free and open to any veteran and family members Hosted by Timothy Hansen and Mary Finucane The focus of the Veterans Writing Group is creative nonfiction, drawn from the wartime and peacetime experiences of veterans and their family members. Prompts are used to generate original writing. Works are read aloud and workshopped by other participants. The intent of the group is to help vets write about their experiences in their own words for archival, historical, or literary purposes. The National…

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The Threshing Floor LGBTQ Writing Group

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The deep end is fine here, so we don't have to stay in the safe shallows. If you love writing, especially "edgy" stuff, bring it. In all good writing, we benefit from many perspectives, willing to take them in while standing in and speaking from our own truth.

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The 2019 Ladder Literary Conference

June 8 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St
Rochester, NY 14604 United States
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Elevate Your Writing. The Ladder is a unique mix of panels focused on the four rungs of the publishing ladder: WRITE, EDIT, CONNECT, and PUBLISH. MEALS Morning coffee/tea, lunch, and an afternoon snack will be provided with your registration. Online registration for The Ladder is open until Friday, June 1st at noon. After that, registration can be done over the phone (585-473-2590) or in person at our office (740 University Avenue, Rochester) or the day of the conference on site…

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The Magician’s Cape

June 27 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$12
Hnossa

Hnossa presents an encore performance of their original adaptation of a Swedish folktale. A wizard and would-be kidnapper tells the story of his defeat at the hands of a dastardly kind child.   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 performed by Didrik Söderström.

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July 2019

Hogwarts…for Adults!

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - July 26 @ 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$12

7:00pm - 8:30pm Monday-Friday, July 22-26, 2019 Have you always secretly wished you could be a student at Hogwarts? Consider this your owl! During the week of July 22-26, while our whole building is decorated for our youth Hogwarts program, you can now come study with your peers. Seasoned professors will share their wisdom of wizardry with you. Attend one, a few, or the whole week! Hogwarts 1: Book Discussion with Chris Fanning Monday, July 22 Are you an adult that…

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August 2019

Genesee Reading Series: Chen Chen & Catherine Faurot

August 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$6

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 authors while eating cookies. $3…

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Barbara Braverman & Janet Nemetz Book Launch

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$6

Come Fly with Me by Barbara Braverman is a memoir in poetry, beginning with the struggles of an immigrant family to the marriage and break up of her parents. Childhood experiences seared in memory, sometimes with tears, sometimes with humor, are recounted in her poetry. Time and travels and adventures heal a broken heart. While mindful of the challenges of aging, she continues to celebrate a life well lived.   Up from Rivington Street, a Memoir in Poetry and Prose by…

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September 2019

The Threshing Floor LGBTQ Writing Group

September 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until January 2, 2020

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

Hosted by Reilly Hirst & Gracen Lynch The deep end is fine here, so we don't have to stay in the safe shallows. If you love writing, especially "edgy" stuff, bring it. In all good writing, we benefit from many perspectives and are willing to take them in while standing in and speaking from our own truth. 

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Veterans Writing Group

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until October 5, 2019

One event on July 13, 2019 at 9:00 am

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Free and open to any veteran and family members Hosted by Timothy Hansen and Mary Finucane The focus of the Veterans Writing Group is creative nonfiction drawn from the wartime and peacetime experiences of veterans and their family members. Prompts are used to generate original writing. Works are read aloud and workshopped by other participants. The intent of the group is to help vets write about their experiences in their own words for archival, historical, or literary purposes. The National…

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Veterans Writing Group

September 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

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

Focus of the Veterans Writing Group is creative nonfiction, drawn from the wartime and peacetime experiences of veterans and their family members. Prompts are used to generate original writing. Works are read aloud and workshopped by other participants. The intent of the class is to help vets write about their experiences in their own words for archival, historical, or literary purposes. The National Endowment for the Arts’ Operation Homecoming: A Guide for Writers is the source document for this ongoing workshop.

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Fringe: 50 Shades of Gay Takes on the ‘80s

September 11 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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  "50 Shades of Gay" returns for a third outlandish year to Fringe and, this time, it takes on the fabulous 1980s. Join award-winning comedian Ike Avelli and his talented guests, Tym Moss and Vivian Darling, for a night of comedy, music, drag, costumes and – most importantly – audience participation and giveaways! You're even invited to dress up in an iconic look from the decade. "The mastermind of creativity, Ike Avelli showcased a riveting adult variety explosion." (Huffington Post)…

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Fringe: Left For Dead Improv

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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  We are a local improv comedy group made up of performers aged 50 years and above. With more than four centuries of life experience, this team performs short and long-form improv, stand-up and sketch comedy. We started performing in assisted-living centers, cafes and theatre spaces around Rochester, and have graduated to shows and comedy festivals all over the Northeast. Catch us while you still can at the Fringe!   Show Length: 50 Minutes Ticket Price: $10.00 Genre: Comedy Ages:…

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Fringe: 50 Shades of Gay Takes on the ‘80s

September 12 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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  "50 Shades of Gay" returns for a third outlandish year to Fringe and, this time, it takes on the fabulous 1980s. Join award-winning comedian Ike Avelli and his talented guests, Tym Moss and Vivian Darling, for a night of comedy, music, drag, costumes and – most importantly – audience participation and giveaways! You're even invited to dress up in an iconic look from the decade. "The mastermind of creativity, Ike Avelli showcased a riveting adult variety explosion." (Huffington Post)…

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Fringe: The Eulogy

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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  Best Solo Performance, 2018 Boulder Fringe. Outstanding Performance, 2018 San Diego Fringe. Patrons’ Choice Award, 2017 PortFringe. Critics’ Choice Award, 2017 PortFringe. Best Comedy, 2016 Adelaide Fringe. Best Show, 2016 Pittsburgh Fringe. Critics’ Choice Award, 2016 Atlanta Fringe. After a completely sold-out run at the 2016 and 2017 Rochester Fringes, "The Eulogy" (an absurd, theatrical parody of a funeral speech) returns. CITY Newspaper: “The kind of show you want to see again immediately.” Washington Post: “A comic gem.”  …

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Fringe: 50 Shades of Gay Takes on the ‘80s

September 13 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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  "50 Shades of Gay" returns for a third outlandish year to Fringe and, this time, it takes on the fabulous 1980s. Join award-winning comedian Ike Avelli and his talented guests, Tym Moss and Vivian Darling, for a night of comedy, music, drag, costumes and – most importantly – audience participation and giveaways! You're even invited to dress up in an iconic look from the decade. "The mastermind of creativity, Ike Avelli showcased a riveting adult variety explosion." (Huffington Post)…

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Fringe: Aliens Like Us

September 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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  It’s Poetry! It’s Theatre! It’s Poetry with Props! After the collapse of human civilization, aliens land on earth and embark on an intergalactic scholarly mission to see what went so horribly wrong that it caused human society to implode. During their exploration, these beings rely on an obscure twenty-first century poet’s work to decode the many mysteries of earth and make their anthropological conclusions, both serious and funny – just as all theatre should be.   Show Length: 60…

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Fringe: Sladki Doumi Women’s Balkan Chorus

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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  Sladki Doumi Women’s Balkan Chorus performs traditional songs from the Balkans, celebrating a music with asymmetrical rhythms and radiant melodies that “makes your socks go up and down!” The singing style is focused and highly ornamented, harmonious and dissonant in turn. The songs tell stories of hard work, community, love, and pain. Sladki Doumi presents these songs in their original languages, as women (and sometimes men) have rendered them across time, and shares them lovingly with audiences of all…

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Fringe: Left For Dead Improv

September 14 @ 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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  We are a local improv comedy group made up of performers aged 50 years and above. With more than four centuries of life experience, this team performs short and long-form improv, stand-up and sketch comedy. We started performing in assisted-living centers, cafes and theatre spaces around Rochester, and have graduated to shows and comedy festivals all over the Northeast. Catch us while you still can at the Fringe!   Show Length: 50 Minutes Ticket Price: $10.00 Genre: Comedy Ages:…

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Fringe: The Eulogy

September 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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  Best Solo Performance, 2018 Boulder Fringe. Outstanding Performance, 2018 San Diego Fringe. Patrons’ Choice Award, 2017 PortFringe. Critics’ Choice Award, 2017 PortFringe. Best Comedy, 2016 Adelaide Fringe. Best Show, 2016 Pittsburgh Fringe. Critics’ Choice Award, 2016 Atlanta Fringe. After a completely sold-out run at the 2016 and 2017 Rochester Fringes, "The Eulogy" (an absurd, theatrical parody of a funeral speech) returns. CITY Newspaper: “The kind of show you want to see again immediately.” Washington Post: “A comic gem.”  …

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Fringe: Stand Up For Drag

September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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  A FABULOUS evening of some of the best divas of drag and stand-up comedians that Rochester has to offer! Musical performances and stand-up comedy will provide an all-inclusive night of enjoyment. Show Length: 60 Minutes Ticket Price: $15.00 Genre: Comedy Ages: 18 and over Purchase Tickets Here

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Fringe: 50 Shades of Gay Takes on the ‘80s

September 14 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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  “50 Shades of Gay” returns for a third outlandish year to Fringe and, this time, it takes on the fabulous 1980s. Join award-winning comedian Ike Avelli and his talented guests, Tym Moss and Vivian Darling, for a night of comedy, music, drag, costumes and – most importantly – audience participation and giveaways! You’re even invited to dress up in an iconic look from the decade. “The mastermind of creativity, Ike Avelli showcased a riveting adult variety explosion.” (Huffington Post)…

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Fringe: The 24 Hour Plays

September 16 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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  What do you get when you take a group of actors, writers, directors and producers and give them 24 hours to create, rehearse and “tech” a handful of short original plays? Something uniquely amazing. The experience is profoundly exhilarating, culminating in a thrilling performance with lights, sounds, props and costumes for a live theatre audience.   Show Length: 60 Minutes Ticket Price: $20.00 Genre: Theatre Ages: 13 and over Purchase Tickets Here  

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Fringe: The 24 Hour Plays

September 16 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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  What do you get when you take a group of actors, writers, directors, and producers and give them 24 hours to create, rehearse and “tech” a handful of short original plays? Something uniquely amazing. The experience is profoundly exhilarating, culminating in a thrilling performance with lights, sounds, props and costumes for a live theatre audience.   Show Length: 60 Minutes Ticket Price: $20.00 Genre: Theatre Ages: 13 and over Purchase Tickets Here

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Fringe: The Geriactors

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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  We present a program of short plays by and in tribute to Byron Wilmot, a wonderful local playwright who left us too soon five years ago. Some of these plays were written expressly for us and all display Byron’s unique humor. We leaven the program with a song or two (or three) from the Rochester Songbook, a collection of Rochester-centric songs compiled in 1910.   Show Length: 60 Minutes Ticket Price: $15.00 Genre: Theatre Ages: 13 and over Purchase…

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