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Sean Thomas Dougherty, Death Prefers the Minor Keys

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

In his 20th book, Sean Thomas Dougherty brings us a memoir-like prose sequence reflecting on disability, chronic illness, addiction, survival, love, and parenthood. Death Prefers the Minor Keys is, most […]

Free

24-Hour Plays: Fringe Festival at Writers & Books

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

September 23 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm & 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Tickets $25 | 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 Join us for the unexpected: five […]

Kathy Johncox: On Second Base

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

Kathy Johncox−fiction writer, communications professional, world traveler/Army brat, coffee-loving Norwegian daughter, wife, sister, mother−was born in St. Louis MO. She gathered material in two foreign countries and seven states before […]

Free – $20.00

Danielle Cadena Deulen, Matt Donovan & Lindsay Bernal

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

Reading & Book Signing Divided into four sections and shaped by female-identified embodiment, Danielle Cadena Deulen’s Desire Museum touches on lost love and friendship, climate crisis, lesbian relationships, and the […]

Free – $20.00

Jaime Mahler: Toxic Relationship Recovery

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

Jaime Mahler, MS, LMHC, is the New York-based psychotherapist and mental health educator behind the popular Recollected Self social media brand. Her therapeutic education on trauma and toxic relationships has […]

Free – $20.00

One Flesh: Writing the Inner and Outer Landscape

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

An All Genres Workshop at Gell with Anais Salibian Gleason Lodge, Gell: A Creative Finger Lakes Retreat 6581 West Hollow Road, Naples, NY 14512 “Body and land are one flesh,” […]

$90.00

Joe Baumann, Where Can I Take You When There’s Nowhere To Go

Writers & Books Streaming Event NY, United States

Thirteen surreal short stories utilize the strange and the bizarre as a backdrop for explorations of loneliness, queer coming-of-age, self-discovery, and loss. Baumann’s tender vignettes of love, anger, grief, and […]

Free

Rochester Reads Reception

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

Mingle with fellow book lovers over light hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beverages. Your ticket includes reserved, priority seating at N. K. Jemisin’s keynote. Reception will be held at The Strong […]

$50.00

N.K. Jemisin Keynote & Book Signing

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

Welcome by Annette Jiménez Gleason, Senior Program Officer at Rochester Area Community Foundation; introduction by scholar Dr. Gaya Shakes This is an in-person event held at The Strong National Museum […]

Rochester Reads Book Festival

SUNY Brockport Downtown 161 Chestnut St, Rochester, NY, United States

DOWNLOAD OUR BOOK FESTIVAL SCHEDULE HERE. Welcome by NY State Senator Samra G. Brouk Browse indie bookstores and small press publishers’ tables and acquaint yourself with area cultural resources.  Enjoy […]

Free – $20.00

Gallery Talk & Opening of Always With Us

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

Join artist Julie Chen and Artist in Residence co-curator Susan Begy for a conversation on the creation and curation of Always With Us and experience the final stage of the […]

Free

Willie Lin, Conversation Among Stones

Writers & Books Streaming Event NY, United States

Through fields of wild grass, restless seascapes, and cities tinged with sand, Willie Lin's debut collection of poetry questions what can remain and what must be pared away in our […]

Free

Eidolon of A-Ngoh: In Between Performance

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

Julie Chen exhibits what remains of her mother Peggy Chen’s life (her cremains) and her identity (clothing), from a gallery installation into a costume for performance. Here, she expresses the […]

Free

Subhaga Crystal Bacon, Transitory

Writers & Books Streaming Event NY, United States

Epistolary in nature, these commemorative poems  are “gleaned sketches” attempting to reconstruct lives and deaths from the typically scarce information made available on the internet. Seen through the lenses of […]

Free

Willa Carroll: Demolition Suite

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

Willa Carroll will read from her new chapbook, Demolition Suite, along with projections from her award-winning short film. Willa Carroll is a writer and interdisciplinary artist. Her debut full-length poetry […]

Free – $20.00

In This Moment reads “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

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

Writers, photographers, and leaders from the In This Moment chapbook project gather to read “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rev. Dr. Martin […]

Free – $20.00

Kitty Jospé, Whispers of Perhaps

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

How do we respond to this time of uncertainty, accentuated by three years of pandemic, ongoing wars, injustice, violence, climate upheaval, displacement, and hypnosis by the media? Whispers of Perhaps […]

Free – $20.00

Ampersand at Dot, Dot, Dot – Starts at 11:00 AM

Jewish Community Center The William & Mildred Levine Building, 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Ampersand Books will be at the Jewish Community Center for TYKE's (Theatre Young Kids Enjoy) Dot, Dot, Dot, a new musical production based on the  Dot, Ish and Sky Color award-winning picture books by New York Times best-selling […]

Bri Tahj, Wombanhood: A Poetic Rendezvous

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

Wombanhood, from The Woman That Breeds You, is a poetic rendezvous that explores the journey through love and war, confidence and insecurities, and joy and pain–all while maintaining poise and […]

Free – $20.00

Ampersand at Dot, Dot, Dot – Starts at 2:00 PM

Jewish Community Center The William & Mildred Levine Building, 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Ampersand Books will be at the Jewish Community Center for TYKE's (Theatre Young Kids Enjoy) Dot, Dot, Dot, a new musical production based on the  Dot, Ish and Sky Color award-winning picture books by New York Times best-selling […]

Ampersand at Dot, Dot, Dot – Starts at 11:00 AM

Jewish Community Center The William & Mildred Levine Building, 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Ampersand Books will be at the Jewish Community Center for TYKE's (Theatre Young Kids Enjoy) Dot, Dot, Dot, a new musical production based on the  Dot, Ish and Sky Color award-winning picture books by New York Times best-selling […]

Ampersand at Dot, Dot, Dot – Starts at 2:00 PM

Jewish Community Center The William & Mildred Levine Building, 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Ampersand Books will be at the Jewish Community Center for TYKE's (Theatre Young Kids Enjoy) Dot, Dot, Dot, a new musical production based on the  Dot, Ish and Sky Color award-winning picture books by New York Times best-selling […]

Mariah J., If These Walls Could Talk (Novel)

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

When an unexpected call informs her of her estranged father's passing, Parker Lexington's curiosity leads her to the small town of Orvidale, South Carolina. As she delves into her father's […]

Free – $20.00

Jai Chakrabarti, A Small Sacrifice for an Enormous Happiness

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

Jai Chakrabarti will be in conversation with Rachel Hall. In 15 masterful stories, Chakrabarti explores what it means to cultivate a family today, across borders, religions, and race. Described by […]

Free – $20.00

Gail Hosking, Adieu

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

Adieu, a collection of poems, is a moving and powerful exploration of grief, loss, and letting go as an inevitable part of life, growth, and claiming one’s future. A closely […]

Free – $20.00
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Writing for Connection & Depth All-Genre Workshop

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

This is an in-person, two-session workshop held at Writers & Books, March 16 and March 23, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Nina Gaby and Jessica Pavia Carl Rogers, “father” of […]

$80.00

Saida Agostini, let the dead in

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

Called by Jan Beatty “courageous poems of blooming and brutality, of unrelenting voice and witness,” Saida Agostini’s first full-length collection is an exploration of the mythologies that seek to subjugate […]

Free – $20.00

Your Body, Your Story: Writing About Choice

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

Join playwright and teaching artist Misty Yarnall in an admission-free virtual workshop focused on drafting true stories about the choice of terminating pregnancy. Participating anonymously, writers will explore the journey, […]

Free – $20.00

Nghiem Tran, We’re Safe When We’re Alone

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

Nghiem Tran will be in conversation with novelist Alexandra Chang. Son is real. Son was saved from a life he cannot remember. Son is a human in a mythical world […]

Free – $20.00

Blues Poetry

An In-Person Master Class with Doug Curry Participants will deepen their knowledge of the literary, aural, and oral legacy of the blues by engaging with Doug Curry’s and other practitioners' […]

$40.00

Ruth Danon, Turn Up the Heat

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

Ruth Danon will be in conversation with Alison Meyers. Ruth Danon hates and fears the cold in all its forms – literal, metaphorical, external, internal. In her new collection of […]

Free – $20.00

Benefit Reading: Community Writing Group Members Share New Work

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

Enjoy a special reading showcasing original work by participants in our weekly Community Writing Group, and support this popular, admission-free program with a tax-deductible donation. “I love coming here, being […]

$20.00 – $40.00

Ryan Kovacs, Destroy Creation: Phase II

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

Destroy Creation: Phase II continues the Destruction Series story with protagonist Thomas learning to survive in a world that does not know of his existence. Through tragic loss and an […]

Free – $20.00

Literary Conference In-Person Reception

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

From the Margins to the Center  April 25, 5:30 - 8 PM Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue, Rochester FREE ADMISSION Mingle with friends and new acquaintances over refreshments. Browse […]

Free

Literary Conference – Welcome

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States
Virtual Event Virtual Event
Free

LITERARY CONFERENCE – DAY ONE

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

Virtual Event General public: $80 | Scholarships available Seniors, Students and Writers & Books members: $70 To purchase tickets for individual panels please click on the links below. To purchase […]

$70.00 – $80.00

LITERARY CONFERENCE – THREE-DAY PASS

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

Three-Day Virtual Conference, April 26 – 28 Online events are streamed via Crowdcast. Workshops are streamed via Zoom. Crowdcast and Zoom links will be provided after registration. General public: $240 […]

$205.00 – $240.00

Agent Pitch Sessions with Monica Rodriguez | 3:00 PM – 3:12 PM

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

This is a ticket to meet one-on-one with Monica Rodriguez, Director of Brand Management at Context Literary Agency. Your meeting will last 12 minutes. Time Slot 3:00 PM - 3:12 […]

$30.00

Agent Pitch Sessions with Monica Rodriguez

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

Meet one-on-one with an agent in a live 12-minute pitch session and receive valuable feedback from an expert. We’ll do our best to match you with your preferred agent. Please […]

Literary Conference – Alice James Kick-Off Poetry Reading

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

 Join us as we kick off the conference with Alice James Books. Founded as a feminist press in 1973, today, Alice James Books is committed to collaborating with literary artists […]

Free – $20.00

The Novel & History: Conversation with Nishant Batsha

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

A Conversation on Craft with Nishant Batsha Join us for a conversation with author Nishant Batsha as he discusses the art of the novel and the craftwork that led to […]

$15.00 – $20.00

Agent Pitch Sessions with Monica Rodriguez | 3:15 PM – 3:27 PM

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

This is a ticket to meet one-on-one with Monica Rodriguez, Director of Brand Management at Context Literary Agency. Your meeting will last 12 minutes. Time Slot 3:15 PM - 3:27 […]

$30.00

Agent Pitch Sessions with Monica Rodriguez | 3:30 PM -3:42 PM

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

This is a ticket to meet one-on-one with Monica Rodriguez, Director of Brand Management at Context Literary Agency. Your meeting will last 12 minutes. Time Slot 3:30 PM -3:42 PM

$30.00

Agent Pitch Sessions with Monica Rodriguez | 4 PM – 4:12 PM

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

This is a ticket to meet one-on-one with Monica Rodriguez, Director of Brand Management at Context Literary Agency. Your meeting will last 12 minutes. Time Slot 4 PM - 4:12 […]

$30.00

Agent Pitch Sessions with Monica Rodriguez | 3:45 PM – 3:57 PM

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

This is a ticket to meet one-on-one with Monica Rodriguez, Director of Brand Management at Context Literary Agency. Your meeting will last 12 minutes. Time Slot 3:45 PM - 3:57 […]

$30.00

Literary Conference – Three over 50

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

Three writers over 50 read from their books and discuss their journey to publication.  Bernardine (Dine) Watson; Donna Spruijt-Metz; Chin Sun-Lee; Alison Meyers (moderator) Bernardine (Dine) Watson’s debut book, Transplant: […]

$15.00 – $20.00

Literary Conference – Reproductive Freedoms

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

Autonomy over one’s own body is essential for a free and open society. In an era of unprecedented rolling back of women’s rights, join writers and activists as they share […]

Free – $20.00

Literary Conference – Keynote with Nathalie Handal

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

Nathalie Handal was raised in Latin America, France and the Middle East, and educated in Asia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Her recently published collections include Life in […]

Free – $20.00

LITERARY CONFERENCE – DAY TWO

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

Virtual Event Day 2, April 27, 10 am – 9:15 pm General public: $110 | Scholarships available Seniors, Students and Writers & Books members: $95 To purchase tickets for individual […]

$95.00 – $110.00

LITERARY CONFERENCE – DAY THREE

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

Virtual Event Day 3, April 28, 10 am – 6:45 pm General public: $90| Scholarships available Seniors, Students and Writers & Books members: $80 To purchase tickets for individual panels […]

$80.00 – $90.00
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