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NOTA Collaborations for “If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book…” 2015

AgeOfMiracles_TR_CoverWriters & Books is excited to team up with 3 Neighborhood of the Arts businesses this winter to celebrate our 15th year of our community reading program, “If All of Rochester Reads the Same Book”

This year’s selection, The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker, had a host of themes, motifs, and settings that inspired us to reach out to our neighbors and collaborate.


On Saturday, March 7th at 8:00 PM, The Dryden Theatre will be screening On the Beach (1959), a post-apocalyptic story of survivors of World War 3. After the screening, Jack Garnerwill lead a discussion. George Eastman House and Writers & Books members pay $6 for the screening, general public pays $8.

Earlier that week, Karen vanMeenen will be leading a book discussion of On the Beach (1957) by Nevil Shute at Writers & Books. The discussion is free and open to the public.


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Steve Fentress, the Director of the Strasenburgh Planetarium, will be giving two lectures on the topic Our Unstill Earth. The dates and locations of these special events are Monday, February 23rd at Writers & Books and Wednesday, March 4th at Penfield Public Library*. Both lectures begin at 7:00 and are free and open to the public. (* – Free but registration required beginning Feb. 18. To register or for more information call Penfield Public Library at (585) 340-8720.)



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*NEW DATE ADDED: Due to high interest in this event, we have added a second session – Friday, March 13th 7:00. Space is limited, please call and book your spots today.

Writers & Books and Good Luck have come together to bring Rochesterians a unique night out. Inspired by themes in Karen Thompson Walker’s The Age of Miracles, Writers & Books had a thought” What would you want as your last meal on earth? We’ve given full control of the menu to Chef Dan Martello of Good Luck. Using his expertise and creativity, he will prepare & serve a tantalizing meal fitting for your final days. Please call the Front Desk for more information at 585-473-2590 ext 107



Thank you to all our sponsors that make this program possible including our Presenting Sponsor:USE THIS NOCON