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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.

October 2019

The Threshing Floor: LGBTQ+ Writing Group

October 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 November 26, 2019

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

Last Tuesday of the month, 6:30 pm — 8:30 pm Hosted by Reilly Hirst & Gracen Lynch 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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History Reading Group

October 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until November 28, 2019

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.

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November 2019

Rochester Children’s Book Festival

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monroe Community College, 1000 Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY United States
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Free and open to the public Come visit our sponsor table at the Rochester Children's Book Festival and meet Robin L. Flanigan, author of forthcoming M is for Mindful. This children’s abecedarian poetry book cultivates self-awareness, compassion, respect for diversity, and other practices that shape the way we think and act. The book’s short, easy-to-learn verses empower young readers to attain—and maintain—a happy, balanced, and considerate life. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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The Book Thieves: Young Professionals Book Club

November 7 @ 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

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

First Thursday of the Month Free and Open to the Public   Book: Deathless, by Catherynne M. Valente

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Bruna Dantas Lobato Reading

November 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Bruna Dantas Lobato is a Brazilian writer and translator based in St. Louis. Her writing has appeared in A Public Space, BOMB, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Common, and elsewhere, and has been recognized with fellowships from Bennington College, NYU, the University of Iowa, A Public Space, and DISQUIET. Her translation of Caio Fernando Abreu’s Moldy Strawberries received a 2019 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant and is forthcoming from Archipelago Books in 2020.

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Genesee Reading Series: Sarah Freligh and Gail Hosking

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Members $3 | General Public $6 Now in its 36th year, the Genesee Reading Series is a smorgasbord for your literary palate. On the second Tuesday of each month, listen to two authors read their work up close and personal in the intimate Performance Space upstairs. By the end of the year, you will have feasted on the work of 24 regional authors (some prominent, some emerging; writers of fiction, poetry, essay, creative nonfiction, memoir). Stay afterward and talk to…

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Veteran’s Day Reading and Potluck

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

Group Reading

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Like Falling through a Cloud: Eugenia Zukerman Presents

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Monroe Community Hospital, 435 E Henrietta Rd
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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Hosted by Alzheimer's Association, Rochester & Finger Lakes Chapter, and Writers & Books. Free and open to the public On November 18, at Monroe Community College, meet internationally acclaimed flutist Eugenia Zukerman, author of Like Falling through a Cloud: A Lyrical Memoir (East End Press, November 2019), an uplifting, intimate chronicle of the author’s year of finding her way through a maze of confusion and brambles of loss. The former artistic director of Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival and arts…

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December 2019

Genesee Reading Series: James Longenbach and Joanna Scott

December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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James Longenbach is a poet and a critic who has taught at the University of Rochester for many years. His many books of literary criticism include The Art of the Poetic Line (Graywolf) and How Poems Get Made (Norton), and his books of poems include The Iron Key (Norton) and Earthling (Norton), the latter of which was a finalist for the National Books Circle Award. His poems have appeared individually in The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The Paris Review.   Photo by Brandon Vick, University Communications Joanna Scott is…

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The Threshing Floor: LGBTQ+ Writing Group — Reading

December 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

December 17, 6:30 pm — 8:30 pm Hosted by Reilly Hirst & Gracen Lynch 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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