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Bridging Silos: Collaborating for Environmental Health and Justice in Urban Communities

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Free to Members | $5 General Public Presentation and Book Signing with Katrina Smith Korfmacher Low-income and marginalized urban communities often suffer disproportionate exposure to environmental hazards, leaving residents vulnerable to associated health problems. With her ground-breaking book, Korfmacher examines ways to collaborate across systems and sectors to address environmental health disparities. Bridging Silos studies […]

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The Book Thieves: Young Professionals Book Club

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

First Thursday of the Month Free and Open to the Public February 6: Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden March 5: Severance by Ling Ma

Celebrating Joy Harjo

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Participatory Reading | Featured poet: Rich Forester Free and Open to the Public Join us in celebrating Joy Harjo’s historic appointment as United States Poet Laureate, and plan to share your favorite Harjo poem at our “Open Mic for JH.” A selection of books by Joy Harjo will be available for purchase; refreshments provided.   […]

Poetry with Terry Blackhawk: Reading and Book Signing

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Free to Members | $5 General Public The Founder and Executive Director of InsideOut Literary Arts Project (1995-2015), Detroit’s legendary poets-in-the-schools program, Terry Blackhawk is the author of six collections of poetry, including Escape Artist, winner of the 2002 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, and the recently released One Less River (Mayapple Press, 2019), called […]

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Poetry with Terry Blackhawk: Reading, Conversation, and Book Signing at Gell

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

Free to Members | $7 General Public The Founder and Executive Director of InsideOut Literary Arts Project (1995-2015), Detroit’s legendary poets-in-the-schools program, Terry Blackhawk is the author of six collections of poetry, including Escape Artist, winner of the 2002 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, and the recently released One Less River (Mayapple Press, 2019), called […]

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Imagine Rochester’s New Indie Bookstore

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Come to 740 University Avenue and help imagine Rochester’s new Indie bookstore! As we build our inventory of small press, hard-to-find, and thought-provoking titles, we want your input. Which books changed your life? Who are your favorite authors? What are the groundbreaking new publications every excellent indie should carry? You're invited to grab a magic […]

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Writers & Books Comedy Open Mic

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Free and Open to the Public Join us for Writers & Books 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!

Joytime Killbox: Brian Wood Book Launch

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

The awkwardness of modern living takes center stage in these nine short stories by Brian Wood. Well-intentioned characters fumble through social situations: a man making small talk in line for a deadly thrill ride, a pet parrot arrested for murder, a seductive stranger on an airplane who just pulled out a handle of gin. With […]

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Wide Open Mic

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Free and Open to the Public Whether you have a polished piece or a rough work-in-progress, come and share your writing with a supportive community of writers. We begin with a featured reader and then open the mic to all. 7pm First Wednesdays. Hosted by Rick Petrie & Bill Pruitt  March 4, 2020 | Jennifer […]

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