Reading and writing connect us to one another and the world. Thank you for donating: your generosity helps keep the literary arts in Rochester thriving.

With your support, Writers & Books will prevail in challenging times and continue providing the many programs for youth and adults that enrich and transform lives.

The late poet Mary Oliver reflected:

“. . . the world of literature offered me, besides the pleasures of form, the sustentation of empathy . . . I stood willingly and gladly in the characters of everything—other people, trees, clouds. And this is what I learned: that the world’s otherness is antidote to confusion, that standing within this otherness—the beauty and the mystery of the world, out in the fields or deep inside books—can re-dignify the worst-stung heart.”

Today, while we socially distance and rediscover the importance of human relationship, we have an opportunity to “stand in otherness,” to imagine and work toward a better, more compassionate country and world. Thank you for helping!

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