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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 […]

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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
Recurring

Community Writing Group

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

Join us for a free, collaborative, supportive writing community every Saturday. Facilitated by Jessica L. Pavia, our writing group is focused on encouragement, guidance, generosity, and accountability. Drop in weekly, […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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

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

7:00 - 8:00 PM, March 28 Nghiem Tran will be in conversation with novelist Alexandra Chang. Son is real. Son was saved from a life he cannot remember. Son is […]

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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' […]

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 […]

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Christopher Kennedy, The Strange God Who Makes Us

Writers & Books Streaming Event NY, United States

Christopher Kennedy will be in conversation with BOA Editions Publisher and Executive Director Peter Conners. An exploration of memory, mourning, and humanity’s precarious relationship to the Anthropocene, Kennedy’s new book […]

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June Gervais, Jobs for Girls with Artistic Flair

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

Misfit and dreamer Gina Mulley has grown up in her older brother Dominic’s tattoo shop. Her fiercest ambition is to become a tattoo artist in her own right, but this […]

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Amy Lee Lillard, Exile in Guyville

Writers & Books Streaming Event NY, United States

Amy Lee Lillard will be in conversation with BOA Editions Publisher and Executive Director Peter Conners.  Described as “explosive and inventive” by author Gwen. E Kirby, Lillard’s prize-winning collection of stories explores a […]

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Rochester Roots

The Little Theater 240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Erica Cavanagh, Michael Dumanis, Rachel Galvin, Ilya Kaminsky & Sejal Shah ASL interpretation provided Join us for a one-of-a-kind event showcasing five literary luminaries, Brighton High School alumni all, when […]

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Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen | Ages: 9 – 12

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 […]

Dragons, Dice, & Roleplaying | Ages: 13 – 16

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, […]

Produce a 90-Second Newbery Film | Ages: 9 – 12

Rochester Community Media Center 21 Gorham St, Rochester, NY, United States

Have you ever wondered what goes into bringing a story alive on the silver screen? In this camp, you’ll transform into cast and crew to make your own short movie […]

Build-a-Book | Ages: 10 – 13

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

So you want to write a book, but you need a plan. Join our community of writers to learn how to plot a book chapter by chapter, taking your great […]

Arts Alive: Exploring the Neighborhood | Ages: 10 – 13

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

Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts (NOTA) has long been home to expression and creativity. Businesses and organizations that engage with art through painting, photography, food, and language abound. There are […]

Hogwarts Academy | Ages: 8-14

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

Immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter when Writers & Books’ three-story building is transformed into Hogwarts! Throughout the week, students attend Herbology, Transfiguration, Divination, History of Magic, Defense […]

Telling Tales | Ages: 7 – 9

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

Create your own characters and tell your own story ideas while learning at the hand of master teaching artists, a writer and a visual artist. You’ll learn the tools of […]

SummerWrite in the Branches: It Could Happen Here | Ages: 8 – 13

Sully Branch Library 530 Webster Ave, Rochester, NY, United States

SummerWrite in the Branches: Families facing economic challenges are especially encouraged to register their young readers and writers in tuition-free camps held at five library branches. Everything seems normal...on first […]

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 […]

Writers & Illustrators | Ages: 10 – 13

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

In this exciting collaboration between Writers & Books and the Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, you’ll create your own fantastically illustrated and imaginatively written story. You’ll learn how […]

$325

Poetry, Pottery, & Paper | Ages: 8 – 11

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

This collaboration between Writers & Books and the Flower City Arts Center provides a unique opportunity merging visual arts with creative writing. You will work with artists to hand-build a […]

Writing with Light | Ages: 12 – 14

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

The word photography means “writing with light.” Using a 35mm film camera (provided) and a pen and notebook, we will explore the uniqueness of the Neighborhood of the Arts (NOTA). […]

SummerWrite in the Branches: Tales From Your Mind | Ages: 8 – 13

Arnett Branch Library 310 Arnett Blvd, Rochester, NY, United States

SummerWrite in the Branches: Families facing economic challenges are especially encouraged to register their young readers and writers in tuition-free camps held at five library branches. Do you like fantasy, […]

If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.
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