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Literary Conference – Translation: Expanding Our Horizons

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

Literature in translation offers important ways of connecting to and understanding the world. Listen in as three acclaimed authors and translators read from and discuss the indispensable work of transcending […]

$15.00 – $20.00

Literary Conference – LGBTQ+ Literature / Queer Mental Health

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

Join three writers as they shine a light on LGBTQ + literature and discuss the indispensable work this writing does in terms of visibility, creating safe spaces, and centering and […]

Free – $20.00

Literary Conference – Migration: Crossing Borders

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

Definitively, to migrate means “to move from one country, place, or locality to another.” As people move and shift, so too do notions of identity, place, and language. A global […]

Free – $20.00

Literary Conference – Memoir Master Class

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

Memoir Master Class: The Speculative in Nonfiction Speculation is so much a part of the truth of our lives that it seems natural we would use it as a tool […]

$15.00 – $20.00

Literary Conference – Afrofuturism

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

Afrofuturism is an aesthetic, movement, and culture framework that offers radical ways of thinking about and imagining alternative futures, rooted in the now. Afrofuturism is simultaneously past, present, and future. […]

Free – $20.00

Literary Conference – Indigenous Literatures

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

In examining the intersections between history, culture, kinship, and place, writers discuss the importance of recognizing and honoring indigenous communities today. Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, an enrolled citizen of the Eastern […]

$15.00 – $20.00

My Medea: A Performance | May 2, 2024

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

Medea is a first-year Spanish teacher attempting to create the perfect classroom while coping with the death of her brother, separation from her fiancé, a mouse infestation in her classroom, […]

Free – $20.00

My Medea: A Performance | May 3, 2024

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

Medea is a first-year Spanish teacher attempting to create the perfect classroom while coping with the death of her brother, separation from her fiancé, a mouse infestation in her classroom, […]

Free – $20.00

My Medea: A Performance | May 4, 2024

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

Medea is a first-year Spanish teacher attempting to create the perfect classroom while coping with the death of her brother, separation from her fiancé, a mouse infestation in her classroom, […]

Free – $20.00

Christopher Kennedy, The Strange God Who Makes Us

Writers & Books Streaming Event NY, United States
Virtual Event Virtual Event

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 […]

Free – $20.00

Kerry Sara, J-Villains

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

Written in epistolary form, J-Villains is the story of Shibel Assad, an immigrant graduate exchange college student attending journalism school in Manhattan. Shibel’s roommate is Constantin Stoian, an American citizen […]

Free – $20.00

June Gervais, Jobs for Girls with Artistic Flair

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

June Gervais will be in conversation with Alicia Hoffman Misfit and dreamer Gina Mulley has grown up in her older brother Dominic’s tattoo shop. Her fiercest ambition is to become […]

Free – $20.00

Poets & Potables: A Writers & Books Benefit Social

Carnegie Cellar Wine Bar & Kitchen 247 North Goodman Street, Rochester, United States

$60.00 SINGLE / $90.00 COUPLE Carnegie Cellar Wine Bar & Kitchen, 247 North Goodman Street, Rochester Join us for a convivial evening at NOTA’s Carnegie Cellar Wine Bar & Kitchen, […]

$60.00 – $90.00

Amy Lee Lillard, Exile in Guyville

Writers & Books Streaming Event NY, United States
Virtual Event Virtual Event

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 […]

Free – $20.00

2 Pages/2 Voices 2024 Performances

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

Join us for script-in-hand readings of 10 plays selected as winners from 50 submissions to our 2 Pages/2 Voices Competition. Plays feature two characters, are restricted to a two-page script, […]

Free – $20.00

Rochester Roots

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

The Little Theater, 240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY Erica Cavanagh, Michael Dumanis, Rachel Galvin, Ilya Kaminsky & Sejal Shah ASL interpretation provided Join us for a one-of-a-kind event showcasing five […]

Free – $20.00

Poetry in the Bowl Wednesday, June 12

Highland Park 180 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY, United States

Lu Highsmith Trio: 6 – 6:30 pm Tyler Barton: 6:40 – 7:10 pm Meet the Poets | Book Signing: 7:15 – 8 pm ASL interpretation provided Highland Bowl, 1137 South […]

Free – $20.00

Poetry in the Bowl Thursday, June 13

Highland Park 180 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY, United States

Jessica Cuello: 6 – 6:30 pm Chen Chen: 6:40 – 7:10 pm Meet the Poets | Book Signing: 7:15 – 8 pm ASL interpretation provided Highland Bowl, 1137 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620 […]

Free – $20.00

Poetry in the Bowl Friday, June 14

Highland Park 180 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY, United States

Albert Abonado: 6 – 6:30 pm Cornelius Eady with Bernie Heveron: 6:40 – 7:10 pm Meet the Poets | Book Signing: 7:15 – 8 pm ASL interpretation provided Highland Bowl, […]

Free – $20.00

Lawrence Berger, Word Dancing: Instant Poetry

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

What is instant poetry? Some of the intriguing works in this collection were created by the author based upon people calling out words and sentences at his interactive poetry readings. […]

Free – $20.00

Jaswinder Bolina, English as a Second Language and Other Poems

Writers & Books Streaming Event NY, United States
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Described as “melding fierce and heartbroken politics with a flair for the surreal” by Craig Morgan Teicher, English as a Second Language and Other Poems asks us to imagine the […]

Free – $20.00

Elizabeth Osta, Maggie’s Brood (novel)

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

When Maggie Buckley steps off Cunard’s S.S. Etruria into 1888 New York City’s Castle Garden, a new world opens up to her. No longer a child in Ahadallane, Country Cork […]

Free – $20.00

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 […]

$322.00

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, […]

$322.00

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 […]

$322.00

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 […]

$322.00

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 […]

$161.00

SummerWrite in the Branches: Young Authors Club | Ages: 8 – 13

Phillis Wheatley Branch Library 33 Dr Samuel McCree Way, 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. Let your creativity and […]

Free

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 […]

$422.00

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 […]

Free

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 […]

Urban Outdoor Writers | Ages: 9 – 16

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

Explore fascinating green spaces right in our own city! Learn the art of observation, create a nature journal in which to sketch and write. We’ll take walking field trips in […]

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

Story Writing Boot Camp | Ages: 13-16

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

Learn the essentials of voice, character, conflict, and dialogue to build a story and keep it going in a supportive setting. Whatever kind of fiction you write, we’ll home in […]

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 […]

Sold Out $400.00

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). […]

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: 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, […]

Writing for the Screen | Ages: 13-16

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

Have you ever wondered how your favorite television show got to the screen? Want to try your hand at writing a script made for TV? In this camp you will […]

StageCraft 2024 | Staged Reading

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

Monologues on Clarissa Street Karen Culley’s play recreates special times in the lives of African Americans that made Clarissa Street in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s "magical." Various characters’ monologues […]

Get Tickets Free – $20.00

Steven Huff, Resting Among Us: Authors’ Gravesites in Upstate New York

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

Resting Among Us (Syracuse University Press, 2023) uncovers the region's rich literary heritage through Steven Huff's journeys to the graves of writers, both celebrated and forgotten. Interwoven with these remarkable […]

Free – $20.00
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