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November Classes & Events

Autumn is in full swing in Rochester! Here at Writers & Books, we are filling up on hot apple cider and planning one last whimsical jump into a pile of leaves before it inevitably starts to snow. After spending many hours curled up with a good book this season, we want to close out fall rightso we’ve organized a whole slew November creative classes and events!


  • Screenwriting: Dos, Don’ts, & Overcoming Doubts with Wendy Kout (November 5)
  • Private Script Consultation with Wendy Kout (November 5-7)
  • Introduction to Screenwriting with Jess Cayer (November 6 – December 18)
  • Writing: Finding Your Voice, Medium, and Market with Wendy Kout (November 7)
  • Back to Basics: Getting Over Your Fear of Grammar with Ruth Thaler-Carter (November 8, 15)
  • Reporting Your Community with Matthew Leonard (November 22 – November 29)
  • Prose-Poetry & Flash Fiction with Len Messineo (November 10 – December 15)
  • Editing Intensive with Wendy Low (November 12 – December 10)
  • Song Lyric Writing for Musical Theatre with Tony Falzano (November 12 – December 17)
  • Master Class with Mira Jacob, Part of The Debut Novel Series (November 15)
  • Warming Up to Words: Youth Workshop with Donna Marbach (November 15)
  • Popping the Question with Saby Reyes-Kulkarni (November 18 – December 16)
  • Mystery Workshop: Writing Killer Fiction with Charles Benoit & Frank DeBlase (November 24 – December 15)


  • The Crisis in Our Schools Series – Why would anybody want to be a teacher today? (November 5)
  • NaNoWriMo – Three “write-ins” to come hang out & work on your novel! (November 7, 14, 21)
  • Dorfman in Love – Screening of Wendy Kout’s award winning film (November 8)
  • Publishing Forum: Mira Jacob – Part of The Debut Novel Series, Jacob will discuss publishing her first novel (November 13)
    Mira Jacob – Part of The Debut Novel Series, Jacob will read from her novel The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing (November 14)
  • The Crisis in Our Schools Series -Metropolitan vs. Neighborhood Schools: A discussion encompassing issues related to the educational effects of the concentration of poverty in out city (November 19)
  • Theodore Richards – Richards will read from his recent novel The Conversions (November 22)

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Don’t worry – we’ve got plenty of other classes and events beginning in December! Please call the front desk at 473-2590 x107 with any questions or concerns!