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Reception and Priority Seating at Keynote

The Strong National Museum of Play 1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY, United States

Hosted by The Strong National Museum of Play The Strong National Museum of Play Central Lobby One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607   Registration required   Click map for a larger […]

$125.00

Author’s Keynote and Book Signing

The Strong National Museum of Play 1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY, United States

Hosted by The Strong National Museum of Play The Strong National Museum of Play Paychex Theater One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY Doors open at 7 pm | ASL Interpreted This […]

Free – $20.00

Artist in Residence | Poetry Reading with Kathy Engel

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

Kathy Engel reads new work and selected pieces from Eyechart. Admission is free. Gift donations are appreciated.   Choose the ticket price that’s right for you: Free, $5, $10, $15 or […]

Free – $20.00

Matt Donovan

Writers & Books Online 740 University Ave, Rochester, NY, United States

Matt Donovan will be in conversation with author and poet Peter Conners, Publisher and Executive Director of BOA Editions. The Dug-Up Gun Museum confronts our country’s obsession with guns to […]

Free

Tyrese L. Coleman

W&B Online Class Rochester, United States

Flash fiction and flash nonfiction are highly popular yet sometimes misunderstood genres. A common misconception is that flash is easy to write because it is short (1,000 words or fewer). […]

$40.00

Clifford Thompson: Conversation – POSTPONED

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

What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man’s Blues November 12 @ EST 11:00 am - 12:00 pm When Donald Trump ascends to the presidency, Thompson finds himself questioning his most deeply held convictions. In […]

Free

Craig Morgan Teicher

Writers & Books Online 740 University Ave, Rochester, NY, United States

Craig Morgan Teicher will be in conversation with author and poet Peter Conners, Publisher and Executive Director of BOA Editions. A seminal voice in American prose poetry from the sixties […]

Free

Poetry Workshop: Getting Unstuck

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

Writer’s Block: Is there such a thing? William Stafford’s solution: Ignore "high standards" and "get into action." Exercising our writing muscles every day can help prepare us for when the […]

$40.00

Luther Hughes

Writers & Books Online 740 University Ave, Rochester, NY, United States

Luther Hughes will be in conversation with author and poet Peter Conners, Publisher and Executive Director of BOA Editions. A Shiver in the Leaves is stunningly cinematic in its layered […]

Free

Carley Moore

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

Carley Moore will be in conversation with Sejal Shah. It’s early summer in New York City, 2020. The city is largely shut down, and Orpheus—our queer, disabled, poly hero—is lonely, […]

Free – $20.00

Test: Woo Commerce-Scholarship Integration

Virtual Classroom NY, United States

We live to create at Write On. The heart of this virtual class for teens is a weekly workshop of student writing, in which every participant feels encouraged and supported […]

$225

Nishant Batsha

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

Nishant Batsha will be in conversation with Joshua Dubler Spanning from the lush terrain of the South Pacific to the golden hills of San Francisco, Mother Ocean Father Nation is […]

Free – $20.00

MJ Iuppa: The Weight of Air

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

 “A new book by M.J. Iuppa is always a treat, and The Weight of Air is one of her finest. . .these exquisitely crafted, concise poems are full of quiet […]

Free – $20.00

Elizabeth Everett: A Love by Design

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

Elizabeth Everett will be in conversation with Lauren Accardo. A Love by Design is the final installment in the Secret Scientists of London series. You couldn’t design a better hero […]

Free – $20.00

David Seaburn: Give Me Shelter

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

In Seaburn’s most recent novel, the dual challenges of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis and the unexplained loss of parents are the driving forces behind the lives of two boys […]

Free – $20.00

THEE Legacy: Honoring the Living

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

A program of Flower City Noire Collective, Inc. Black Femme Book Week, Day 2  February 16 @ EST 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm     All events are free, but donations […]

Free

Alicia Puglionesi

Writers & Books Online 740 University Ave, Rochester, NY, United States

Popular narratives of American history conceal as much as they reveal. In Whose Ruins tells another story: winding through the US landscape, from Native American earthworks in West Virginia to […]

Free – $20.00

Gabrielle Civil: The Déjà Vu: Black Dreams & Black Time

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

Emerging from the intersection of pandemic and uprising, the déjà vu activates forms both new and ancestral, drawing movement, speech, and lyric essay into performance memoir. As Civil considers Haitian […]

Free – $20.00

Unlearning Racism

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

Join authors Bill Wynne and John Strazzabosco for a guided discussion of racial biases and the harms they cause. Bill Wynne is a first-time author and greater Rochester-based white antiracist […]

Free – $20.00

Alicia Mountain: Four in Hand

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

Comprised of four heroic crowns of sonnets, Alicia Mountain’s Four in Hand is both formal and experimental, ranging from lyric romantic and familial narratives to blank verses of reconfigured found […]

Free

Margaret Ray: Good Grief, the Ground

Selected by Stephanie Burt as the winner of the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize, Good Grief, the Ground interrogates the everyday violences nonchalantly inflicted onto women through personal, political, and […]

Free

Stephen Schottenfeld: This Room Is Made of Noise

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

In this quietly mesmerizing novel, no one, including the protagonist, is ever entirely sure of their motivations. Existing in the liminal spaces between altruism and greed, This Room Is Made […]

Free – $20.00

Jessica Q. Stark: Buffalo Girl

Told through personal, national, and cultural histories, Buffalo Girl is a feminist indictment of the violence used to define and control women’s bodies. Interspersed throughout this hybrid work are a […]

Free

Ravi Mangla Fiction Workshop: The Sentence as an Event

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

What makes a powerful sentence? How do you write sentences that worm their way into the ear and propel the reader forward? In this workshop, we'll analyze the anatomy of […]

$40.00

Christopher and Jessica Ottnod: Lumo’s Wish

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

Join Christopher and Jessica Ottnod as they read from and discuss the road to publishing their first children’s book, Lumo’s Wish, described as “a lush, atmospheric picture book” focused on […]

Free – $20.00

Mahtem Shiferraw: Nomenclatures of Invisibility

Shiferraw calls us to carve out space for the multitudes of selves we carry when we migrate across boundaries of body, language, and land. With momentum, giving name to everything […]

Free

Felipe Luciano at The Avenue: Healing is Art

The Avenue Blackbox Theatre 780 Joseph Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Felipe Luciano will intersperse a selection of iconic original poems with insights on art and healing drawn from his history as an activist for social justice, community empowerment, and ethnic […]

Terence Degnan & Denver Butson: New Works

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

The poems in Terence Degnan’s new collection, I Can Wonder Anything (Finishing Line Press, 2023), have been described by Rhode Island’s Poet Laureate Tina Cane as “such a fine balance […]

Free – $20.00

Kristen Gentry: Mama Said

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

The linked stories in Mama Said are set in Louisville, Kentucky, a city with a rich history steeped in tobacco, bourbon, and gambling, indulgences that can quickly become gripping and […]

Free – $20.00

Mary Lynn Reed: Phantom Advances

Writers & Books Online 740 University Ave, Rochester, NY, United States

In Mary Lynn Reed’s debut short story collection, Phantom Advances, young queer women travel America’s back roads, roaming through the South, Midwest, New York, and California, while questions of gender and […]

Free – $20.00

Windows: Writing in the Gallery with Almeta Whitis and David Bleich

Image City Photography Gallery 722 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

David Bleich's "Windows," a stunning collection of large-scale urban window and landscape photo images, is fertile ground for teens and tweens' creativity. Guided by master artists and elders Whitis and […]

$20.00

Jeannine Hall Gailey: Flare, Corona

740 University Ave, Rochester, NY, United States

Against a constellation of solar weather events and an evolving pandemic, Flare, Corona paints a self-portrait of the ways in which we prevail and persevere through health adversities while facing […]

Free

Shanna Rebis: Poetic Love Frenzy

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

Shanna Rebis, a licensed cosmetologist and holistic life coach, will read from her inspirational work Poetic Love Frenzy. An audience Q & A and book signing will follow. Rebis says […]

Free – $20.00

George Looney: The Visibility of Things Long Submerged

Dripping with Southern gothic flavors, The Visibility of Things Long Submerged gazes at the holy and the obscene while plumbing gritty secrets of the human heart. With swamps, alligators, revival […]

Free

Open House at Gell | Saturday, May 27

Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat 6581 W Hollow Rd., Naples, United States

Stop by for tea and pastries, bucolic vistas, and a chance to view extensive renovations at Gell Cottage, Gleason Lodge, and our tree house. Hear about opportunities for writing residencies, enrichment […]

Free

Sarah Cedeño: Not Something We Discuss Often

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

Sarah Cedeño’s debut nonfiction collection Not Something We Discuss Often (Harbor Editions, 2022) explores womanhood and illness through essays ranging from recounting a reiki healing her family organized after a […]

Free – $20.00

On Writing Illness: Craft and Prompts with Sarah Cedeno

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

“There is, let us confess it (and illness is the great confessional) a childish outspokenness in illness; things are said, truths blurted out, which the cautious respectability of health conceals.” […]

$40.00

Robin L. Flanigan: 100 Things to Do in Rochester before You Die

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

Rochester is known as the cultural capital of Western New York because of its world class museums, music, and more. 100 Things to Do in Rochester before You Die is […]

Free – $20.00

Open House at Gell | Saturday, June 10

Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat 6581 W Hollow Rd., Naples, United States

Stop by for tea and pastries, bucolic vistas, and a chance to view extensive renovations at Gell Cottage, Gleason Lodge, and our tree house. Hear about opportunities for writing residencies, enrichment […]

Free

Adebe DeRango-Adem: Vox Humana

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

In and through literary experiments with word and sound, utterance and song, Vox Humana considers the different ways a body can assert, recount, and proclaim. Born from the polyphonic phenomenon […]

Free – $20.00

Rachel DeGuzman: Presentation

Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat 6581 W Hollow Rd., Naples, United States

Meet Rachel DeGuzman, inaugural Melissa Dora Benjamin Colbeth Fellow, and hear about the project she undertook during her two-week writing residency. Stay for Q & A, conversation, light refreshments, and […]

Free – $20.00

Sara Zavacki-Moore: Tiny House of God

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

Sara Zavacki-Moore’s debut novel Choosing Charity was released in 2022, followed by Tiny House of God (Wild Rose Press, June 21, 2023). Tiny House of God teaser: When an abandoned […]

Free – $20.00

Write a Short Play | Ages: 10-13

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

Do you love theater? Do you have a big imagination? Have you always wished you could see the characters and stories in your head come to life in front of […]

$161.00

Becoming a Storyteller | Ages: 8-11

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

Do you love telling stories? Are you entertained by listening to a good story? Then you probably already are a natural storyteller! In this camp you will practice voice, body […]

$161.00

Start Your Story | Ages: 7-9

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

Are stories constantly running through your imagination? Get your ideas out of your head and onto paper! In this camp we will learn what makes a story interesting by exploring […]

$161.00

Dragons, Dice, & Roleplaying | Teen

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

Calling all quest seekers! What do collaborative role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and writing have to do with each other? Quite a lot, as you’ll discover. In this camp, […]

$322.00

Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen | Ages: 8-11

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

Percy Jackson is mighty with his sword; his creator, Rick Riordan, is mighty with his pen. Experiment with the writing methods Riordan uses to weave a siren spell. You will […]

$322.00

Building Fantastical Worlds | Ages: 8-11

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

Have you ever wondered what it’s like living in magical worlds, such as those described in the Harry Potter series, Chronicles of Narnia, and The Borrowers? How do we leave […]

$161.00
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