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Writers & Books

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Writers & Books promotes reading and writing as lifelong activities for people of all ages, through educational programs, publications, community events and author appearances.

Since 1981, our programs have reached a growing audience of thousands, making us one of the largest and oldest independent literary centers in the nation.

January 2020

History Reading Salon

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on October 24, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm

One event on January 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on February 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Free and Open to the Public Explore the big issues and personalities of history. The History Reading Group focuses on one topic each month and invites attendees to bring in books, articles, pictures, or experiential knowledge to share. Topics have ranged from the Chicago Fire of 1871, to Martin Luther, to the Romanovs, to the Opium Wars. Join the conversation every first Thursday of the month. January 23: U.S. Eugenics, 1870-1950 February 27: The Conquests of Alexander the Great March…

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CANCELED: Teen Writers Circle

January 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on January 25, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on February 8, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on February 29, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on March 14, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on March 28, 2020 at 10:30 am

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Member price: $144 Saturdays, January 11, 25, February 8, 29, March 14, 28 Instructor: TBD Ages 13+ Avid and accomplished teen writers meet to explore new approaches to their craft, give one another feedback under the guidance of published writers, and plot world domination, or at least the future domination of the publishing industry! Using examples, prompts, and optional outside assignments, participants explore literary genres, techniques, and approaches, and receive encouraging, strategic feedback on whatever works-in-progress are underway. We’ll set…

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The Threshing Floor: LGBTQ+ Writing Group

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until March 25, 2020

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Free and open to the public The deep end is fine here, so we don't have to stay in the safe shallows. If you love writing, especially "edgy" stuff, bring it. In all good writing, we benefit from many perspectives and are willing to take them in while standing in and speaking from our own truth.

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February 2020

Veteran’s Writing Group

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until March 7, 2020

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Free and open to the public First Saturday of the month, 10am - 1pm

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Wide Open Mic

February 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 1, 2020

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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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. February 5 featured reader: Rich Forster Rich Forster has lived in the Rochester area and started writing just over 30 years ago, exclusively poetry for much of that time. As an alumni of The Taos (New Mexico)…

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The Book Thieves: Young Professionals Book Club

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 7, 2019

One event on February 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on March 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

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

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First Fridays

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until March 6, 2020

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Free and open to the Public

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Toni Morrison Celebration

February 19
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Time and details of event to be determined.

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March 2020

Bon Voyage Genesee Reading Series, Bonjour Literary Partners

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Nox Cocktail Lounge, 302 Goodman St N
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$20

Writers & Books' Genesee Reading Series is ending its long, illustrious run as it transforms and expands into our Literary Partners Reading Series. We couldn't be more grateful to Wanda Schubmehl for 13+ years of inspired curation, and to her dedicated predecessor M.J. Iuppa.  You are warmly invited to join us in celebrating Wanda, GRS alums, and the series on Thursday, March 26, 6 - 10 pm, with a marathon reading of past GRS participants at Nox Cocktail Lounge.  Your…

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